Arsenal and Southampton stars top charts in key area at weekend

Arsenal and Southampton enjoyed victories at the weekend.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Southampton ace Dusan Tadic created more chances via key passes than any other Premier League player this weekend as they both enjoyed victories.

The Gunners consolidated their place in the top four with a nervy 1-0 win over Norwich City at the Emirates.

For long spells the Canaries looked like causing an upset against the North London club, yet the hosts finally managed to make the breakthrough with Danny Welbeck firing in from Olivier Giroud’s layoff.

The two strikers grabbed the headlines for their link-up play, yet it was Mesut Ozil who was Arsenal’s best attacking player on the day as he created numerous chances for his teammates.

  Chances CreatedMins Played
Dusan Tadic 5 87
Mesut Özil 5 90
Diego Costa 4 90
Riyad Mahrez 4 88

As shown in the table via Opta, no player created more chances (five) than Ozil over the past weekend as the German international kept up his superb form throughout the Premier League campaign.

The former Real Madrid man has more assists than any other player in the league, yet at the weekend he was matched by Southampton’s Dusan Tadic in a superb game at St. Mary’s Stadium.

The Saints defeated Arsenal’s top four rivals Manchester City 4-2 in a pulsating encounter, with Tadic proving to be a real danger throughout as he also created five chances via key passes.

The Serbia international impressively grabbed a hat-trick of assists, adding to the two goals he scored in the 4-2 win at Aston Villa the previous weekend to top off a pretty memorable fortnight.

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