Key stats finally settle the Payet and Ozil debate between Arsenal and West Ham fans

Ozil Vs Payet Oulala

The long-running row between Arsenal and West Ham United fans over who is better between Mesut Ozil and Dimitri Payet has finally been settled.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the matchWest Ham and France's Dimitri Payet

The two stars are set to go head-to-head when Germany play Euro 2016 hosts France on Thursday night.

West Ham's new hero has carried on where he left off for his club last season with two dazzling displays including three fantastic goals and as many assists at the Euros so far.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the matchFrance's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the match

Payet taking on Zidane mantle

The Hammers man is out in front as the player of the tournament as he has sparkled in his new-found role of the key man in Didier Deschamps' side.

In the song West Ham fans sing about their hero, they claim he's better than the great Zinedine Zidane. Well he has certainly taken on the legendary Zizou's mantle for France.

Germany's Mesut Ozil reactsGermany's Mesut Ozil reacts

Ozil the dictator

But he faces stiff competition from Gunner Ozil, as the pair have taken their rivalry to be the best midfielder in the Premier League  across the Channel and onto the international stage this summer.

Ozil was superb in Germany's penalty shootout win over Italy in quarter-finals scoring the goal and dictating the game.

He also joined Payet on the PFA Player of the Year shortlist last season.

The debate between West Ham and Gunners fans over their star men intensified after Arsenal supporters started using the Payet song changing the words for Ozil.

Germany's Mesut OzilGermany's Mesut Ozil

So who is more effective?

But new stats from football analysis website Oulala.com finally prove who is the more effective player.

And the figures don't lie as Payet dominates his rival in six key areas.

According to Oulala.com's stats, Payet has won more dribbles (15 to 11) and has a better take-on success rate (79% to 73%).

He has also created more key chances than his German counterpart (21 to 17).

The West Ham man has also been more adventurous with his shot taking with a total of 17 to Özil's 12.

One thing is for sure, Thursday will certainly go some way to deciding who is crowned the player of the tournament.

Ozil Vs Payet Oulala

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