Henry record irrelevant if Arsenal lose in title race, says Mesut Ozil

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The German has been in fine form for the Gunners this season.

Mesut Ozil is not interested in breaking Thierry Henry’s Premier League assist record if it doesn’t culminate in Arsenal winning the title, the London Evening Standard reports.

The German has enjoyed a fine campaign the Gunners, being the creative force that has been crucial to them challenging at the top of the table.

So far he has registered 18 assists in 28 games, a record that leaves him just two short of Henry’s record of 20 in a Premier League campaign.

He has nine games left to beat the total set by the Frenchman, but he insists it will mean little if he fails to help Arsene Wenger’s side win the title.

"I don't play the game to smash records," the London Evening Standard reports him saying.

"I know what I can do and I know that I'm one of the best assist makers in the world, but it's all about titles for me.”

"If I have a great season but we don't win anything, what does it bring me?"

The problem for Arsenal is that the title now looks beyond their reach with just eight games remaining.

They currently trail leaders Leicester City by eleven points, and even if they win their game in hand and that drops to 8, it still seems too big a gap to close.

That is because of the Foxes fine form, with them looking unlikely to slow down in their surge towards to the title.

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