An impressive statistic surrounding Mesut Ozil’s goal for Arsenal versus Newcastle earlier today has been turning plenty of heads online this evening.
Arsenal romp to victory
Mikel Arteta’s men welcomed the Magpies to the Emirates a short time ago, for a Premier League clash.
The Gunners headed into proceedings in desperate search of a victory, on the back of 4 straight league draws.
This run saw Arsenal sitting 10th in the English top-flight table ahead of kick-off, a full 10 points off the top-4 pace.
When all was said and done in north London earlier today, though, the capital giants finally got back to winning ways, and in style.
On the back of a goalless first-half, Arsenal exploded into life following the interval, eventually going on to find the back of the net 4 times.
All of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette were on the scoresheet, securing a morale-boosting 3 points for Arteta’s outfit.
Highlights: Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle
Ozil caps off stunning move
As outlined above, meanwhile, Arsenal’s victory over Newcastle has since also given rise to a hugely-impressive statistic.
In the hours since the clash, it has been revealed that Mesut Ozil’s strike, the Gunners’ 3rd of the evening, set a Premier League 2019/20 record.
Before today, the most consecutive passes in the buildup to a goal in the English top-flight this season stood at 25.
Ozil’s 90th-minute finish in north London today, though, incredibly came following 35 consecutive passes.
In addition, all 11 of Arsenal’s players on the pitch were involved in the move at one point or another.