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Mesut Ozil is the true Premier League assist king

Arsenal's German magician has become the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League assists and takes his seat as the king of creating

If you ever need help or assistance with anything call Mesut Ozil.

Not only will the German playmaker put it on a plate for you he will be the fastest person to do it.

Arsenal’s creative supremo set up Shkodran Mustafi for the opener against Watford and took his place as the true Premier League assist king.


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“Why can’t you see what I see?”

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“Why can’t you see what I see?”

Ozil’s left-footed cross for his compatriot’s goal meant he became the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League assists, completing it in 141 games, bettering Eric Cantona’s record by two games.

Whether it is slide-rule through balls, perfectly weighted chips over the defence or delicious whipped crosses, Ozil’s showreel of Premier League assists is absolutely glorious to watch.

We knew when he arrived that the German was a wizard when it came to creating chances but he has been repeatedly labelled as a fraud when it comes to the big games.


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The majestic in his natural habitat

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The majestic in his natural habitat

Forget Arsenal cumulative misgivings in Europe over the past couple of season and it is very difficult to argue that Ozil is not the the master of the assist in England.

Yes Kevin De Bruyne gets a mention but for Ozil’s ability to slip in a team mate out of nowhere and the speed at which he has brought up the half century, puts him out in front by himself.

The other most impressive element of Ozil’s achievement is that he has done it while play for a side that is pretty much only competing for fourth place.

And secondly, until Alexandre Lacazette turned up, it was only Olivier Giroud playing as a front man and normalky he’d be picking out midfield partners.

Lacazette rubbing Ozil’s head for luck

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Lacazette rubbing Ozil’s head for luck

All very impressive from the German.

It’s no surprise Arsene Wenger did his utmost to tie Ozil down to a new contract and blow the club’s wage structure out of the water.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club now expect to see a whole lot more Ozil assists coming your way.


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