Arsenal star Mesut Özil has come under fire for everything from his body language, to being lazy and even scoring ‘non-sublime’ free-kick goals but yet again the statistics prove otherwise.
Özil completed 47 passes in the opposition half against Liverpool on the weekend, more than any other player according to the Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old scored a free-kick in the Gunners 4-1 win over Liverpool at the Emirates.
Özil was not however, praised for scoring, instead Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was blamed by former Liverpool player Steve McManaman for conceding the free-kick.
“It was not a sublime free-kick it was a goalkeeping error,” Mcmanam said speaking on BT Sport.
Özil has been directly involved in seven goals in his last eight league games for Arsenal, scoring three and assisting in four.
The World Cup winner averages an assist every 241.9 minutes in the Premier League.
Arsenal moved into second place in the league following the win however, Manchester City could overtake them with a win against Crystal Palace today.