Arsenal star Mesut Ozil grabbed yet another assist on Saturday as his side defeated Everton 2-1.
The German international joined the Gunners from Real Madrid as a renowned assist maker, consistently topping the La Liga charts during his short stay at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Despite coping plenty of flak for his effortless style of play, Ozil has been just as devastating in the Premier League and undoubtedly well worth the club record fee Arsenal paid for him.
Since joining the club in 2013, the 27-year-old has racked up a total of 21 assists and 188 chances created via key passes in 57 Premier League appearances.
Whatever criticism is thrown his way, nobody can deny how much he offers the team in terms of an attacking contribution even if he isn’t a solid scorer such as teammate Alexis Sanchez.
After setting up Olivier Giroud to open the scoring versus Everton via a flick header, Ozil took his assist count of the season to seven in nine games and boosted his overall average to record proportions.
2.71 - Mesut Özil has the best games/assist rate in @PremierLeague history - average one every 2.71 matches. (min. 20 assists) Provider.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 24, 2015
As per OptaJoe, the former Werder Bremen ace now boasts the Premier League’s best ever average of one assist per 2.71 matches – bettering former greats such as Ryan Giggs and Robert Pires.
With their newly-improved defensive record, Alex Sanchez providing a telling individual spark and Ozil being the ultimate team player in the final third, this current Arsenal side has no limits.
The 2-1 victory over the Toffees lifted the Gunners momentarily to the top of the Premier League, a position they could soon get used to if current form is anything to go by.