The Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil is currently way ahead of the chasing pack when it comes to which player will provide the most Premier League assists this season. In fact the German attacking midfielder is on course to break the long standing EPL record of 20 set by our very own Thierry Henry 13 years ago.
At his current rate of 0.8 assists per 90 minutes, and assuming he completes the final 15 games of the Premier League season, Ozil would add another 12 assists to his current total of 16 and that would smash Henry’s record. You can see on the stats website Squawka.com that Ozil beats his closest EPL rivals in terms of chances created and key passes as well. But we saw another former Gunner Cesc Fabregas fail to break it last season when his early stats for Chelsea made it look inevitable.
And earlier this week the Man City and Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne, as reported by the Evening Standard, suggested that the same thing could happen to Ozil. De Bruyne is second in the charts with nine but he was backing himself to add a lot more in the latter stages of the season. Well if he is to get anywhere near Ozil it will have to be an almighty flurry as he has just been ruled out for about 10 weeks.
So is that Ozil’s record for the season safe and will he go on to set a new all time tally?