Ozil still our best midfielder by Big Gun
Our German playmaker is under fire yet again from fans and the media, people just cannot seem to leave him alone since he joined Arsenal last season. I’m guessing it has a lot to do with his almost lethargic style of play, seen by many as lazy and uninterested. I have always admired Mesut and I think the criticism he is receiving is unnecessary and without merit. It is easy to hop onto a forum and point fingers with bias opinion, but personally I like to back up mine with hard, cold facts. Mesut is and has been our best midfielder since joining last season and the stats below will show why.
In his first season, after 26 appearances he created 76 chances, higher than any of our other midfielders. His shot accuracy was 80%. The next closest was Santi Cazorla after 31 appearances (5 more than Ozil) he was only able to muster 66 chances with a shot accuracy of 60%. Next on the list is Jack Wilshere with 33 chances created after 24 appearances. Aaron Ramsey after 23 appearances created 32 chances. He did score 10 goals though so that definitely makes up for it.
So as we can see, Mesut Ozil outperformed his peers last season in terms of creativity and assists. This season so far, Mesut has created 14 chances with a pass accuracy of 88%, the highest AGAIN of any of our midfielders. He may not be the most scintilating player to watch like Sanchez or Hazard, but the guy does what he is required to do, create chances and opportunities for our strikers to capitalize on. He managed 76 chances with a players like Giroud and Sanogo in front of him last season, just imagine what he can accomplish with Welbeck, Sanchez and Walcott in front of him this season and in the future.
In light of the above, it is a real shame he is injured because we are going to miss him more than we realize. As for those who keep bashing the poor guy, I hope you have had a good long look at the facts above and eating your words. Mesut is class and what he DOESN’T need are ignorant fans berating him all the time, because remember he joined Arsenal when we had not won a trophy in almost a decade and were an extremely undesirable destination for world class players.