Although Leroy Sane has been receiving all the plaudits following Arsenal and Manchester City’s 2-2 draw, Mesut Ozil had a better game than will be reported.

Ozil completed 37/47 passes overall – the second most out of any Arsenal players – just one fewer than Kevin De Bruyne and more than both Sane (25/32) and David Silva (32/40). He also had more passes in the final third than everyone apart from De Bruyne.

The German had one shot on target compared to De Bruyne’s zero.

Ozil created three chances and nabbed an assist for Shkondran Mustafi’s goal from a corner – the most along with Silva. This means that the playmaker now has 38 Premier League assists since he joined Arsenal – more than anyone else. In fact, just this season, a season where he’s admittedly fallen short of expectation, he’s got six, the same as Silva and six times the amount that Sane has.

So, why is it that many praise the City men yet still believe that Ozil had a poor performance?

The German certainly divides opinion if Twitter is anything to go by.

Stats via Statszone & Who Scored.

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