Ozil’s impact on the team was bound to be great there is no two thoughts about it. But his signing has actually improved Arsenal’s over all game play including set pieces which wasn’t a strong part of Arsenal’s game before the arrival of the German star.
Ozil’s gameplay mostly revolves around the counter attacking style but Arsene Wenger has been using him in the role Cesc Fabregas used to play and there is no doubt Ozil is delivering his best.
With some quality through passes cutting the defenses in half and with his superb vision of seeing a player’s run, Ozil will deliver wonders for The Gunners in the premier league as well as the Champions League. Here are a few stats of the German prodigy.
3 - Assists for Arsenal by Mesut Ozil so far this season³
53 - Minutes per assist for Arsenal by Mesut Ozil so far this season
17 - Shots taken by Arsenal against Stoke City today
7 – Key Passes by Mesut Ozil against Stoke City today¹
10 – Shots created by Mesut Ozil in League play for Arsenal so far this season
5 – Shots created per game by Mesut Ozil in League play for both Arsenal and Real Madrid so far this season (20 total shots, 4 total matches)³
16 - Minutes per Key Pass by Ozil for Arsenal this season
3 – Shots created by Mesut Ozil via set plays against Stoke City today¹
2 - Assists by Mesut Ozil today versus Stoke City¹*
2 - Assists by Mesut Ozil from set plays today versus Stoke City (1 corner, 1 crossed free kick)
3 - Goals by Arsenal from set pieces this season³ (tied with Chelsea)