Arsenal moved back into third place in the Premier League following their 2-0 victory over West Brom yesterday evening.

The Gunners kept their slim title hopes alive following a brace from the Chile international Alexis Sanchez.

Ozil was included in Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven and was deployed in his favoured number ten role behind the striker Olivier Giroud.

The Germany international received a warm reception Arsenal fans on the night were were more surprised at his exclusion from the PFA team of the year.

The 27-year-old was unable to add to his impressive assist record which has tailed off since the turn of the year.

Ozil has provided 18 assists in the Premier League this season. The former Real Madrid playmaker could have more assists to his name had it not been for the profligacy of his teammates. Ozil has created the most chances in the league (122) but Arsenal have the lowest goal record in the top four.

Arsenal take on relegation battlers Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday.

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