Arsenal star Mesit Ozil prefers to assist over scoring

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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.’

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“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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