The Gunners had a chance to overtake Manchester City following the Citizens draw away to Aston Villa. However, Arsenal drew with their North London rivals and therefore remained level on points with last seasons runners up.
Ozil posted a picture of himself on Instagram along with the caption, “It’s a pity we didn’t win the derby today and moved up to P1 … but we are still neck and neck with the league leaders. Let’s start another attack after the international break!”
Özil became the first player in the Premier League to provide an assist in six consecutive games.
The 27-year-old playmaker setup Gibbs with the equaliser against Spurs on the weekend breaking the Premier League record for assists provided in consecutive games (6).
The World Cup winner has been criticised for his languid style and not performing in big games but he has managed to win over his critics this season after an impressive start to the league and Champions League campaigns.
Özil is in the best form of his Arsenal career since joining the Gunners on a record breaking £42.5 million transfer fee from Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2013.