If you had to guess who made the most ball recoveries and tackles for Arsenal against Sunderland, you’d probably pick Francis Coquelin or Mohamed Elneny. You’d be wrong.
If not those two, then you’d probably think it must be one of the defenders.
The last person you would think off, if you’ve been conditioned correctly to think of him as a lazy player who shirks his defensive responsibilities, is Mesut Ozil.
Not far in front of him would be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but that duo made the most ball recoveries and tackles respectively.
Mesut Ozil, ball recovery king:
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, tackling ninja:
That is all.