MESUT OZIL may very well make Arsenal BETTER in defence, in keeping with stats – regardless of the long-running mantra suggesting he’s a legal responsibility.
The German playmaker, 30, has all the time been burdened with the “lazy” tag with followers eager to recommend he makes them weaker on the defensive finish.
However, that could possibly be a fable with stats displaying Arsenal fare much better in defence with Ozil IN the staff in comparison with different attacking midfielders.
The truth is, with Ozil within the XI, the Gunners have conceded simply 1.07 objectives per 90 minutes this season.
In the meantime, fellow attacking midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi are a lot greater liabilities, in keeping with the numbers.
When the previous Manchester United attacker performs, Arsenal conceded 1.47 objectives per 90 minutes – with Iwobi’s tally 1.46.
WIZARD IS OZ
Ozil has been on a mini-renaissance of late as he put in a Man of the Match show within the 2-Zero win over Newcastle this week.
The ex-Actual Madrid star bossed the midfield – significantly along with his passing on the attacking finish.
However regardless of all his attacking prowess, he nonetheless performed his half in Arsenal protecting a clear sheet.
Ozil then had Gunners supporters in stitches after he laughed on being advised that they had overtaken Tottenham within the standings.
Unsurprisingly, Ozil’s sly dig at their North London rivals went down a deal with with Gooners on social media.
One fan wrote on Twitter that Ozil was “my king” earlier than including that he’s in “the most effective 10 within the league”.
One other wrote “what a lad” whereas an additional fan described him as “a Gooner, a correct Gooner”.