What a difference a week makes. Arsenal star Mesut Özil has literally gone from zero to hero in the space of a few days following his tremendous performance against Manchester United on the weekend.
The 26-year-old playmaker scored his first goal of the season and setup Alexis Sanchez with an assist in the Gunners 3-0 win over the Red Devils.
The win took Arsenal in to second place in the Premier League just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Özil was heavily criticised going into the game following the North London club losing 3-2 against Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League.
It turns out that there is another cause for celebration in the Özil camp as he also averages the highest number of key passes in the top five leagues across Europe according to Whoscored – England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France.
Özil has averaged 4.4 key passes per-game this season which suggests that with better finishing from the Arsenal forwards his assist tally should increase significantly.
The World Cup winner has a total of one goal and four assists in all competitions this season.