The Arsenal and Germany international star’s Premier League assist tally is still stuck on 18 for the season, meaning that he has just three games left to get the three more he needs to break the EPL record of 20 currently held by our very own Thierry Henry.
Considering that the German play maker has only managed to provide two assists since the turn of the year, you would have to say that it is unlikely he will be breaking Henry’s record this season. But Ozil did set one Premier League record during the Arsenal draw at Sunderland yesterday, despite the fact that we failed to find the back of the net.
Our number 11 actually created five chances against the Black Cats and as reported by The Mirror that takes him onto an amazing 137 for the season so far, beating the previous record of 134 set by Chelsea star Frank Lampard in the 2008-09 season. This is, of course good news for Ozil and Arsenal and confirms the fact that he has been in great form this season, and it bodes well for our future success as long as we keep him at the club.
But it also highlights a big problem for Arsenal, namely the failure to convert chances. Another report in The Mirror reveals the awful fact that only two strikers in the whole of the Premier League have endured longer goal droughts than Olivier Giroud is currently on and to be fair to Swansea’s Gomis and Newcastle’s Siem De Jong, they do not have the likes of Ozil providing for them.
So do you take this news of Ozil breaking the EPL record as good news or bad?