Mesut Ozil wins prestigious annual German award

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Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil was named German national team Player of the Year.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been named Player of the Year for the German national team for the fourth time in five years following a superb 2015, the Daily Mail reports.

The award is given to the outstanding player of the German national team throughout 2015 and those in charge of once again voted for Arsenal’s mercurial playmaker.

Ozil heavily featured during Germany’s successful European Championship qualifying campaign, helping his nation top a tricky group containing Poland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Daily Mail cites the German Football Federation (DFB) as posting a number of interesting statistics regarding Ozil’s performances over the course of the year.

The former Real Madrid man started in eight of nine German national team matches, taking 14 shots, making 612 passes, proving six assists and running a total of 92.71 kilometres.

His form for the national team has been excellent, yet for Arsenal he has arguably been playing even better as the 2014 World Cup winner is certainly justifying the hefty price his club paid for him.

Ozil has three goals and 16 assists in 20 Premier League games this season, a record which has helped the Gunners top the table and earn the 27-year-old three straight Arsenal Player of the Month awards.

Germany have been selected to face Northern Ireland, Ukraine and Poland in Group C of the European Championships this coming summer in France.

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