The Mesut Ozil assists stats keep pouring out.
Arsenal’s World Cup winner was in sublime form again today, as Ozil laid on another assist in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Everton, which sent the Gunners to the top of the table.
Ozil has now registered three assists in his last two Premier League outings, and fans are constantly chattering about just where the 27-year-old sits in the all-time assist picture.
Stats on assists aren’t easy to come by, and there are plenty of falsehood doing the rounds on social media.
Happily, some more reliable sources have emerged to give a better framework on Ozil’s true assist-making value.
According to Opta, the Arsenal playmaker now has the best games/assist rate in Premier League history, averaging one assist every 2.71 matches.
On top of that, a second graphic has now come from Sky Sports, which claims that since 2008, Ozil has registered 93 assists in data pulled from just the top 5 European Leagues, and the Arsenal man trails Barcelona’s Leo Messi by just five assists.
Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas is third with 83 assists, while Real Madrid goal-machine Cristiano Ronaldo is back in fourth on 73 assists.