West Ham's Dimitri Payet maintains superb record; betters Arsenal's Mesut Ozil over last five years

Mesut Özil v Dimitri Payet: Head to Head: Comparing the Arsenal and West Ham players: 20150810

West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet grabbed an assist during his side’s defeat to Leicester City.

West Ham United star Dimitri Payet kept up his superb goals and assists record on Saturday despite his side crashing to a 2-1 home defeat to Leicester City.

The former Marseille man arrived in England boasting an excellent pedigree for scoring and assisting goals, bettering Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil over the past five years.

Ozil, a World Cup winner with Germany, joined the Gunners for a club record fee from Real Madrid after earning a reputation as an assist king while in Spain.

His status didn’t deceive Premier League observers as he soon started to make an impact at the Emirates stadium, creating multiple chances for his teammates over the past two years.

However, Ozil’s record is actually inferior to Payet’s who over the same period of time has been racking up chance after chance for his teammates in France and now in England.

After being directly involved in West Ham’s opener against Arsenal last weekend, the 28-year-old was at it again against Leicester and has now been directly involved in as many as 93 goals since August 2010.

  TeamGoalsAssistsKey Passes per GameAppearances
Mesut Özil Arsenal 4 5 3.18 22
Dimitri Payet Marseille 7 17 3.7 36

As per the table above, throughout the 2014/15 campaign Payet proved to be a truly stunning playmaker as he racked up an incredible 17 assists and averaged 3.7 key passes per match.

While some may say Ligue 1 is an inferior league to the Premier League, Marseille aren’t anywhere near as dominant as Arsenal therefore his record in comparison to Ozil is all the more impressive.

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