Mesut Ozil impressed despite Arsenal suffering defeat to Swansea

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The German posted impressive stats in the Premier League fixture, although he couldn't help his side to victory.

After Swansea City brought an end to Arsenal’s fine run of form on Monday, there weren’t many Gunners players to emerge from the contest with their heads held high.

It was, however, a smash and grab raid from Garry Monk’s side, courtesy of Bafetimbi Gomis’ late header, leaving Arsene Wenger and his men highly frustrated after dominating most of the contest.

One player who did put a decent shift in for the home side, though, was Mesut Ozil. The German has been criticised at times over the course of the campaign, but he does turn in performances of the highest quality from time to time.

We decided to look at his stats from the Swans game to see how he fared.

  MatchTotal Att AssistOntarget Att AssistTotal PassAccurate PassFwd PassTotal Final Third PassesSuccessful Final Third PassesUnsuccessful Touch
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Swansea 5 3 107 100 35 67 64 0

First and foremost, his passing was sublime, enjoying a success rate of 93% after completing 100 of 107 passes, while he also completed 95% of his passes in the final third, 64 of 67.

Rather surprisingly, though, he only managed 35 forward passes throughout the game, meaning just 32% of his passes were sent in a positive direction.

Elsewhere, his attempted assist accuracy was impressive, with a score of 60%, having completed three of his five attempts. He also managed 124 touches in the game, with all of them being successful.

An impressive performance from Mesut Ozil then, who managed to show his class despite the disappointing result for Arsenal.

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