Mesut Özil setup Olivier Giroud with the opening goal to add to his impressive assist record in fact the World Cup winner has the best assist rate in Premier League history averaging 2.71 matches per assist according to Opta.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp was full of praise for Özil and commented on a graphic following the Arsenal – Evrton game which showed that the 27-year-old had one of the highest assist records in world football since 2008.
“Özil is in such great form, this graphic will some it up but this is the statistic for most assist in the last seven years look at the company there Messi, Ronaldo, Fabregas, Matta,” Redknapp said speaking on Sky Sports
The Sky Sports statistic showed that Özil has provided 93 assists since August 2008, only Lionel Messi has setup more goals over the same time period (98).
The World Cup winner has now setup up five goals in his last four Premier League games playing a key role in Arsenal moving into first place in the league.