Arsenal legend Ian Wrright has defended Mesut Ozil following his performance against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge last weekend.
“This is why Ozil gets some of the stick that he gets, Ozil must be thinking what more can I do in respect of creating chances for Arsenal try and finish off,” Wright said while speaking on BT Sport.
“And when you watch him he does create allot of chances for Arsenal.”
Stats have revealed that Mesut Özil has created more chances in the current calendar year than Manchester City’s David silva and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
In-fact the Germany international has created the most chances in the Premier League this year according to Squawka.
Most Premier League chances created in 2015:
Mesut Özil (76)
David Silva (74)
Eden Hazard (70)
Santi Cazorla (58) pic.twitter.com/NmjM7gibQ0
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 19, 2015
Özil started against Chelsea but he did work pretty hard throughout the game and made the joint highest number of interceptions in midfield (2) but was dispossessed three times.
The 26-year-old also maintained a 90 percent pass accuracy and made the joint highest number of key passes (2).
The Gunners dropped into 5th place in the league following the defeat while Chelsea moved into 13th place on points after six games.
Arsenal travel away to Leicester next week while Chelsea take on Newcastle United on the road.