Arsenal's Mesut Ozil lost possession more than any other player this weekend

Ozil Downcast

The Arsenal star struggled to make his mark in the loss to Chelsea.

Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea was not a very good day for several Arsenal stars, and Mesut Ozil was among them.

The German failed to put in the kind of performance that has seen him impress so much this season, with the Chelsea defensive midfielders doing a good job to nullify him throughout.

This season has seen Ozil dominating a number of statistical areas, with his domination of the assist charts a particular highlight.

However, Sunday’s defeat saw him dominating one statistical area that he will be keen to forget as quickly as possible.

  PositionMatchPossession Lost 
Mesut Özil MF Arsenal vs Chelsea 32
Shane Long FW Man Utd vs Southampton 30
Gerard Deulofeu FW Everton vs Swansea 29

That was possession lost, with Ozil losing the ball more than any other player in the Premier League this past weekend.

He managed to lose possession on 32 separate occasions in the loss to Chelsea, a tally that saw him claim this unwanted statistic this time around.

His tally saw him lose possession two more times than his nearest competitor, Southampton’s Shane Long, while Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu came third with a tally of 29.

An unwanted stat following an unwanted result for Mesut Ozil then, who will be hoping he can return to his best and get his side back to winning ways next time around.

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