Every since Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal two seasons ago, it has been illegal to mention his name without prefixing it with his pricetag (we’re gonna break the law here).
Accused of ‘nicking a living’, criticised at every turn by morons who have no appreciation for the subtleties to his game that can change the shape of the entire pitch without anyone realising what he’s done, Ozil has struggled to come out from under the media shadow.
Those of us who aren’t blind, or stupid, know how much he also creates but do you really know?
Like, did you know that he has created 145 chances since he arrived at the club? One hundred and forty five.
Had the strikers been more clinical, I daresay you would:
Mesut Özil has created 145 chances during his time at Arsenal, with only 16 of them being converted. pic.twitter.com/010hsJzz65
— 90 Minute Arsenal (@90MinuteArsenal) August 14, 2015