Arsenal star Mesit Ozil prefers to assist over scoring

Mesut Ozil Arsenal v West Brom

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has stated that he prefers to assist a team-mate over scoring goals.

The Germany international went onto state that he ‘doesn’t really go for goal.’


“For me it’s not just goals and assists that mean everything, what’s more important is that we’re successful as a team,” Özil was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

“My aim is to help the team and I’ll do all I can to achieve that. In truth I’m more the sort of player who doesn’t really go for goal, I tend to look for my team-mates and think, ‘Can I play this pass?’.”

Özil played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday evening.

The 26-year-old playmaker made the joint highest amount of key-passes in the game along with Alexis Sanchez and  Roberto Firmino. Özil also made the highest number of successful dribbles (3).

Özil also provided three accurate crosses and maintained a passing accuracy of 84.4%. The World Cup winner received a rating of 7.31 from whoscored.

The Gunners have gotten off to a slow start in the Premier League this season having just won one of their first three games.

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