The Germany international has been good form lately following goals against Manchester United and Norwich.
Özil was Vitality Arsenal Player of the Month after an impressive November. The Gunners playmaker has now won the award for the second consecutive month.
The 27-year-old also broke the record for providing assists in six consecutive games and then broke his own record by setting up goals in his last seven games.
Arsenal can move into first place in the Premier League with a win over Sunderland today.
Arsenal v Sunderland
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal confirmed starting line-up: Cech, Monreal, Bellerin, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Flamini, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Giroud.
Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Walcott, Chambers, Iwobi
Sunderland confirmed starting line-up: Pantilimon, Yedlin, van Aanholt, Kaboul, O’Shea (c), Coates, Toivonen, M’Vila, Watmore, Borini, Fletcher.
Subs: Mannone, Rodwell, Gomez, Jones, Lens, Graham, Johnson.