Mesut Ozil is no longer the leading assist king in Europe

Here’s another thing for Arsenal fans to feel glum about this Monday.

For much of the season the Gunners have been able to sing the praises of German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil after he went on an unbelievable run of assists.

Back at the start of January, Ozil was statistically the best assist provider in Premier League history.

With 16 assists this season, Ozil was laying up a teammate for a goal every 188 minutes.

But as Arsenal have struggled in recent weeks, taking two points from a possible nine, Ozil has also lost his European assist crown.

That accolade now belongs to Borussia Dortmund’s Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The 27-year-old netted Dortmund’s crucial second goal against Borussia Mönchengladbach at the weekend, before he set up Ilkay Gündogan to put the seal on a 3-1 victory.

That assist lifted Mkhitaryan to 17 for the season, one more than Ozil.

The Armenia skipper has been involved in at least one goal in eight of BVB’s last nine games.

Related: Leaked: Mesut Ozil’s transfer contract from Real Madrid to Arsenal includes buy-back clause

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