Some football “experts” still try to measure Mesut Ozil ‘s contribution in terms of the amount of sweat he produces in a match, or the number of blades of grass he’s covered.
The truth is, if you want to know exactly how much the German playmaker does for Arsenal , you just need to look at one thing: ASSISTS.
We recently brought you the news that the World Cup winner – the languid genius who is supposedly lazy – had just become officially the greatest provider of assists in Premier League history, replacing Eric Cantona at the top of the list .
Now look at what he achieved in setting up Kieran Gibb’s equaliser against Tottenham.
As well as setting up goals more regularly than any other Premier League player ever, Ozil is now the only player who has has ever created goals in six consecutive Premier League games.
Oh, and did we mention he now has 10 assists after only 11 games of the Premier League season?
Anyone still want to slag him off?