118 touches, 94 passes, 91% pass completion: 'world class' Arsenal match winner

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Mesut Ozil was once again the heart beat of the side for Arsenal tonight, scoring the last goal in a 2-0 Arsenal win.

German International Mesut Ozil was named 'Man of the Match' in their emphatic 2-0 win over Hull last night, after an impressive performance at the heartbeat of their team.

Arsenal started the game strong with Nicklas Bendtner proving that not all is lost for him in an Arsenal shirt, netting the opening goal just two minutes into the game.

Hull tried to play their usual style of play and worked on keeping Arsenal at bay, but unfortunately when Arsenal's two midfielder wonders combined it was game over for Steve Bruce and his men.

Mesut Ozil was plated up an opportunity through some incredibly intricate play from Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey, and he delivered slotting the ball  into the bottom left hand corner. 

The Arsenal midfield always looked in control and the quality in passing exchanges between the central three was sublime to watch at times, truly that of a side you expect to see at the top of the pile. 

Mesut Ozil was named Man of the Match by many, and here's a look at the key statistical reasons why:

Passes - 94 (second to Cazorla)
Pass accuracy - 91%
Key passes - 4
Crosses - 5

Shots - 3, Shots on target - 2.
Dribbling 3 (best on the pitch)
Touches - 118 (second to Cazorla)

The clear indication of his superiority on the pitch is in his passing. A midfielder to rack up 94 passes, with a 91% pass accuracy is extraordinary, although by Ozil's high standards amazingly routine. I would say players that adapt his typical style should expect a pass accuracy of around mid-70s with a lot less touches, and passes of the ball. 

He is simply one of a kind, very much a unique player in his position and it's so enjoyable watching the player after his very 'mini' slump. 

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