The 26-year-old has created 76 chances in 2015, helping the Gunners in their brilliant run towards the end of last season as well as the beginning of the current campaign. This is even more impressive when considering that the Germany international has been injured at times during the last nine months.
76 – Mesut Ozil has created 76 goalscoring chances in the Premier League in 2015, more than any other player. Artisan.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 12, 2015
The midfielder played a brilliant 50-yard pass for Theo Walcott’s goal against Stoke City on Saturday, meaning he now has two assists in the four matches so far. Walcott and fellow striker Olivier Giroud missed several other chances during the win over the Potters, meaning that the former Real Madrid could have ended up with more assists than he has.
This profligacy in front of goal may eventually have fans ruing the North London outfit’s inability to sign Karim Benzema this summer. The Bernabeu ace was heavily linked to Arsenal, but never completed a move.