110 touches; 82 accurate passes: Mesut Ozil shines for Arsenal against Crystal Palace

Mesut Özil: By The Numbers:  : 20160417

The German was in impressive form as his side drew 1-1 at the Emirates.

Mesut Ozil was in fine form as his side Arsenal drew with Crystal Palace at the Emirates this weekend.

The Gunners were in need of a win against the Eagles to try to solidify their place in the top four as Manchester United breathe down their necks.

It seemed they would secure all three points after Alexis Sanchez headed them in front at the end of the first half.

Instead Arsenal had to settle for a point as Yannick Bolasie struck a late equaliser to ensure the two sides had to share the points.

It was another disappointing result for Arsene Wenger’s side, but one man who was in fine form again was star midfielder Mesut Ozil.

  MatchShotsKey passesAccurate PassSuccessful Final Third PassesPassing AccuracyTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs C. Palace 2 8 82 45 88% 110 0

As the table provided by Opta shows, he was heavily involved throughout the game, posting several impressive stats.

He managed 110 touches in total, with all of them proving to be successful, the second most of any Arsenal player in the game.

His passing was at its usual high standard as he posted 82 accurate passes, 45 in the final third, and enjoyed an overall passing success of 88%.

Ozil was also at his creative best once again, as he laid on eight key passes in the game, as well as managing two scoring attempts in another top display from Arsenal's play-maker.

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