By Tony Hughes
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is Germany’s most dangerous midfielder, providing more assists for his national side than anyone else since his debut in 2009.
The 27-year-old midfielder has now set up an impressive 35 goals for his national side, after he created Germany’s first goal in Saturday’s 3-0 win against the Czech Republic, setting up Thomas Muller in the 13th minute.
Muller scored again after Kroos had made it 2-0, to give the Germans a comfortable victory in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers. They top the group after two wins from two matches.
It means that Ozil has assisted more goals for the German side than anyone else since his debut in 2009, according to Opta.
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) October 8, 2016
Arsenal fans know how potent their midfielder is after Ozil contributed by far the most assists of any player in the premier league last season.
Ozil created 19 goals for the Gunners last season and scored six goals in 35 Premier league appearances. Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was second with 13 assists.
That was a big improvement on the 2014/15 season when Ozil only managed six assists and four goals in 22 games.
Ironically, the midfielder has yet to assist an Arsenal goal this season, although he has contributed two goals in the victories against Watford and Chelsea.
Ozil and the German side have what should be a reasonably straightforward home game against Northern Ireland next on Tuesday.
Arsenal’s next game is at home to Swansea on Saturday October 15 in a 3pm kick-off. The Gunners are currently in third place in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester City and one behind rivals Tottenham.
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