Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud are statistically the most deadly duo in the Premier League but are we really surprised?
With 23 goals and 18 assists between the two of them just this season, the pair have become quite a force to be reckoned with, especially in the Premier League. In fact, they’ve been responsible for scoring 41% of Arsenal’s league goals.
What is perhaps a little surprising, however, is that the Gunners are almost as lethal as Barcelona superstars, Suarez and Neymar. Our German playmaker has assisted Giroud with six of his goals this season, while the striker has assisted Ozil once. This is only two less than Suarez and Neymar, who’ve helped each other each a total of nine times.
Although the fact that Giroud and Ozil have a great partnership isn’t exactly shocking. It does put into perspective how brilliant a coach Wenger is. The La Liga stars cost an eye-watering £124m, while our own pair cost just £54.4m – less than half the price. Giroud in particular is a testament to Wenger’s unwavering faith in players, considering he cost a fraction of the price of the majority of the world’s best strikers, yet is out there scoring for fun consistently.