Sunday, 8 November 2015

Mesut OzIl Breaks Another Premier League Record as Arsenal Share Points


The much-awaited and greatly talked about North-London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur has finally become history after the two sides shared points.

Arsenal went down by a lone goal in the 32nd minute when Harry Kane swept one past Petr Cech to give the visitors the lead before halftime.

Arsenal were not at their best. The absence of a number of players as a result of injuries was so glaring but they were able to manage a 1-1 draw, thanks to a Kieran Gibbs 77th minute substitute-equaliser which ensured the Emirates outfit did not go without anything. Gibbs' goal is the 24,000th in the history of the Premier League.

The Gunners failed to capitalise on Manchester City's goalless draw with Aston Villa earlier in the day, so they remain second, still tied on points with the Etihad outfit.

The draw from that encounter would look to many as a poor result but as far as our performance in that game is concerned, it isn't a bad one afterall. We're still on track!

Another positive from that clash is a new record set by Mesut Ozil who now has a total of ten Premier League assists this season. He provided the assist which gave Gibbs the chance to put Arsenal back in the game, hence becoming the first player to ever assist in six consecutive Premier League games in a season.

Yes, he has had at least one assist in Arsenal's last six games in the League. No player has ever done that since the birth of the Premier League. In total, he has scooped eight assists from those six games. Superb, right?

It all started against Leicester City (1}, then on to Manchester United (1}, Watford (2}, Everton (1}, Swansea (2} and then Tottenham (1}. This is the second record the 27-year-old has broken this season. The first came some weeks back in the Everton win. After the match, Opta adjudged him the player with the best games per assist ratio (one assist per 2.71 games} in the history of the EPL.

It's good to see the German international helping Arsenal get positive results from games and we wish he continues this way. Also worthy of note is that this season, Ozil has the highest number of assist across all Europe's top five leagues.

The international break is here again! It's that time when players go out to represent their countries but Ozil will stay back as he was not named in the squad that will face France and the Netherlands in friendly games. It is good news for Arsenal. At least no worries about him getting injured from the break. Hope our other stars come back in good health.
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