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Remarkable statistic shows importance of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal

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Remarkable statistic shows importance of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal

The former Germany international was in fine form against Chelsea.

Arsenal earned a share of the spoils from a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night.

The point proved to be a moral victory for the Gunners who played for over an hour with 10 men following David Luiz’s dismissal.

Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin ensured Arsenal claimed a valuable point but the performance of Mesut Ozil was worthy of note.

The German has been like a different player since Mikel Arteta was handed the managerial reins.

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Last night the 31-year-old proved to his critics that he is still a capable player and finished the game with a remarkable statistic.

According to Who Scored, Ozil finished last night’s game with a 100% pass success ratio for the 55 minutes that he was on the pitch.

The attacking midfielder didn’t fail to complete a single pass and that level of efficiency can only bode well for Arteta.

Critics

In recent times it has proved fashionable to jump on the case of Ozil.

 

It wasn’t until he was frozen out completely for a spell under Unai Emery that many fans started to understand his importance to the team.

Sometimes in the case of statistics, they can pale into insignificance.

In the case of Ozil, his pass success last night simply highlights that he is doing his job.

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The man signed for Arsenal for £42.5 million (BBC) in 2013 simply needs a manager who trusts him.

Ozil might make mistakes. As a number 10, he is constantly trying to make things happen and on occasions, his efforts won’t always work.

Last night highlighted just how important Ozil can be under Arteta.

Having a manager who believes in him on a regular basis will help no end and Arsenal will hope his recent good form continues.

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