As we head into 2016, Ozil is enjoying the finest season of his Arsenal career , he is the main reason Arsenal are leading the way in the epl and to have 16 assists already is astonishing. Nobody in Premier League history has got near that total at this stage. It has led some people to say that Ozil is now at the level of Dennis Bergkamp.
Mesut Özil Has made a key pass more often (every 21.1 mins) than any other player with 15+ apps in Europe’s top 5 leagues in 2015.The Gunner’s midfielder needs to step up as pressure rises with champions league set to return after the winter break as Arsenal take on champions Barcelona in the round of 16.
He has produced 16 assists already , and now he needs just four more assists to break the record of club legend Thierry Henry , with 21 league matches left this season in which to surpass the 20 assists recorded by the former Arsenal forward in 2002/03.However, the case of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas last season suggests it won’t necessarily be straight forward for Ozil to break the record.
Ozil last season played on left wing and the right , while his original position is centre attacking , this season he is been playing his original role,while playing as a centre attacking midfielder he has already provided 16 assists and this shows that he loves to play in the centre form where he can provide the final ball to the striker
‘I think he plays in a position that suits him well,’ Wenger told Arsenal’s website. ‘He plays in a style of football that suits him well. He is, today, maybe in a more comfortable psychological position because he’s accepted and not so much questioned than he was in the years before.
‘This season he was not stopped by injuries and I believe that he arrives at an age – 27 – that you think “it’s time for me to really be efficient in every single game, and I want to enjoy every single game”.
‘When he was injured for a long period he worked very hard physically. He is a complete athlete. I also believe he has grown in stature and takes responsibilities, leadership in the team and on that front he has improved tremendously and looks determined to lead the team compared to when he arrived.’Mesut Ozil was named the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for November and December. The Gunners Ace also won the kicker award recently , the german magazine have labelled Mesut Ozil the “Best German Abroad “