- Mesut Ozil is enjoying his finest season in an Arsenal shirt.
- The German international has 17 Premier League assists this campaign and is on course to break Thierry Henry’s record of 20.
- Ozil has now already created more chances this season than Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard and Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs ever managed
An orchestra is nothing without its conductor, and this season Mesut Ozil has proven to be the most important and most impressive ‘conductor’ that the Premier League (potentially) has ever seen.
The importance of the No.10 is something that has grown, and continues to grow, over recent seasons. With some of the most sought after players being those lightweight, nimble and agile footballers who see the game differently to the rest.
Ozil is frontrunner for all the individual honours this season, which, should he win, will go nicely alongside his Oscar for a wonderful performance in ‘A Bug’s Life’.
To demonstrate just how impressive the £42.4million man has been, the 27-year-old has already surpassed Steven Gerrard and Ryan Giggs’ respective records for most chances created in a Premier League campaign and still has 12 games to go!
This looks like it will be a record-breaking season for the former Real Madrid maestro, and Frank Lampard’s record of 134 chances created is well within reach. But the real question that needs answering is: ‘How an earth is Florent Malouda in second place on 117 chances?’