Arsenal midfielder broke his own record in stunning display v Hull
By Amir Mir
Mesut Ozil broke his own passing record for a single Premier League fixture as he completed 104 passes during Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Hull on Saturday afternoon.
Playmaker Ozil completed 104 out of his 110 passes at the KC stadium as Arsene Wenger’s side hammered the home side to record their third straight victory of the season.
As a result the 27-year-old broke his own record for most passes completed in a single fixture since joining the north London club from Real Madrid in 2013.
Here is Football stats site Squawka posting Ozil’s record on their official Twitter account.
Mesut Özil completed 104 passes vs. Hull today, the most he’s ever completed in a single Premier League game. pic.twitter.com/nkKA15j5b7
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 17, 2016
Ozil missed an open goal during the Gunners victory, with teammate Alexis Sanchez netting a brace despite missing from the penalty spot in the first-half.
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Despite being down to ten men, Hull fought back after the break with a Robert Snodgrass penalty, but Sanchez, Theo Walcott and a 30-yard screamer from Granit Xhaka in added time made sure of all three points.
Ozil recorded the second highest number of assists in Premier League history last season, with his haul of 19 falling just one short of club legend Thierry Henry’s 2002/03 record.
In other Arsenal team news, a BBC pundit has said this Gunners player should be concerned he is not in the team.