This weekend sees Arsenal host Everton in what has been a feast of attacking football over the years.
This season, Everton travel to the Emirates trying to bounce back from a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Manchester United, while the Gunners are keen to keep up their current fine form.
We decided to compare both men to see who comes out on top so far.
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And it’s a surprising draw, as both players managed to come out on top in four areas apiece.
Ozil, arguably one of several world class players in his position, came out on top when it came to total final third passes and successful final third passes per game, as well as attempted assists and on target attempted assists.
Barkley, though, came out on top when it came to total scoring attempts and on target scoring attempts per game, while also winning when it came to total contested dribbles and contests won.
A surprising draw between the two players, then, although given Ozil is well known for not being prolific, it is not surprising that Barkley beats him in this area.
Who comes out on top when they go head-to-head on Saturday is sure to prove pivotal to which side will leave with all three points.