Arsenal star Mesut Ozil says he is playing the best football he has ever played after he recorded yet another assist during his side’s 3-1 victory over Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium, The Mirror report.
The German international arrived at the Emirates in 2013, and was renowned for his assist making at Real Madrid, helping the Spanish giants win the La Liga title ahead of Barcelona with a record 100 points in the 2011/12 season.
Ozil, a German World Cup winner and two-time FA Cup winner with Arsenal, has a unique way of playing which often appears laboured and unmotivated, prompting plenty of criticism.
This season, however, he is finally earning the plaudits from Premier League observers and pundits alike after breaking assist records and firing his side up the table despite their injury problems.
Speaking on his form, the former Madrid star admits he he is at the top of his game, saying: “This season is the strongest season I have ever played. I am in a good way, playing really well. I believe in myself."
Ozil has already claimed a unique record this season, becoming the first player in history to assist at least one goal in as many as seven consecutive Premier League matches.
His delivery from set-pieces has been truly spectacular of late, with striker Olivier Giroud profiting as the Frenchman has scored more headed goals than any other player this season.
With the injury to Alexis Sanchez ruling the Chilean superstar out for at least four weeks, the burden has fallen on Ozil to become the team’s outstanding creative talent.
And against Sunderland on Saturday, he didn’t disappoint, taking a whopping 128 touches, making 85 accurate passes and creating five chances for his teammates via key passes. The 27-year-old has recorded two goals and 12 assists in 14 Premier League starts thus far as he proves his worth under Arsene Wenger.