The under pressure German has failed to live up to his status as the 'assist king' despite managing 18 last season.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil
In 2016/17 to date he has only four Premier League assists - a tally bettered by 18 different players.
These include Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez (8), Manchester United's dropped striker Wayne Rooney (5), and two Tottenham players including defender Kyle Walker (5).
There are also less illustrious names among them, including underrated contributions from Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas (5) and West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips (8).
|Kevin De Bruyne||MF||Man City||9||23|
|Matt Phillips||MF||West Brom||8||23|
|Dimitri Payet||MF||West Ham||6||18|
|Wilfried Zaha||MF||C. Palace||6||21|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||5||17|
|Raheem Sterling||FW||Man City||5||22|
Ozil has the stage later this month to deliver against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and it is fair to say he needs to.
His campaign has not been a total washout, with the playmaker scoring one of the truly great solo goals in recent years late against Ludogorets.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil lobs PFC Ludogorets Razgrad's Milan Borjan before scoring their third goal
Yet fans want to see consistency from the German, and the club record signing is not living up to his billing at the Gunners.
A star performance against Bayern will count for little if it is couple with another unproductive spell in the Premier League, with Arsenal at risk of falling out of the top four.