It has been a quiet week for Mesut Ozil after an inspired recent spell in the Premier League for the German playmaker.
Ozil has been given time off by Arsene Wenger and by the looks of this Instagram picture, is spending time with his girlfriend Mandy Grace Capristo.
It has also allowed some number crunchers to look at the statistics surrounding Ozil, who looks almost certain to break the Premier League assists record in 2015/2016.
An assist against Bournemouth took Ozil’s tally for the Premier League season to 16. The record is held by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and the German has half a season left.
Opta statistician @Orbinho, who often Tweets about Arsenal, has confirmed that Ozil is now the best assists/per minute providers in Premier League history.
See the Tweet below plus some other intriguing stats on Ozil’s incredible current assist record.
Mesut Ozil has the best minutes per assist rate in Premier League history – one every 188 minutes @Bet_Share 188
— Orbinho (@Orbinho) January 6, 2016
Arsenal have only won two Premier League games without a goal or an assist from Mesut Ozil this season – both against Newcastle.
— Orbinho (@Orbinho) January 2, 2016
Özil has scored or assisted against 14 of the 18 teams he's faced this PL season, including all other top 6 teams. pic.twitter.com/duEyYfBRZ6
— Michiel Jongsma (@JongsmaJongsma) December 30, 2015