3 things we learned about Mesut Ozil following display against Aston Villa

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Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London, on October 20, 2015. Arsenal won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal returned to winning ways earlier this week when they defeated West Brom by a two goal scoreline.

Mesut Ozil started for the Gunners but was unable to extend his assist record. Here are three things we learned following his performance.

1. Pass Master

Ozil is renowned as an impressive passer of the ball but he was outstanding even for his high standards against Villa. The World Cup winner passed at 91 percent accuracy, made the most long balls (2) the most through balls (4) and the most key passes (4).

Arsenal star Mesut Özil
Arsenal star Mesut Özil

2. Ozil needs reinforcements 

Arsenal have scored the fewest goals in the top four yet have a player that has not only provided the most assists in the league (19) but also shattered the record for most chances created. Ozil has created a whopping 146 chances this season which is the highest record since records began in 2003-04. The problem is clearly in Ozil’s teammates.

3. Ozil is not the problem

Ozil has provided the highest number of assists in the Premier League this season (19) and as already established he would have more assists to his name had it not been for the profligacy of his teammates. The Germany international of Turkish origin has an impressive assist record but has setup just four goals since the turn of the year. The Gunners incompetence in-front of goal since in 2016 has played a major role in losing out on the league title.

Source: Mesut Özil Instagram
Source: Mesut Özil Instagram


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