Ozil is Arsenal’s very own pass-master, says Wenger

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil is Arsenal’s very own pass-master, says manager Arsene Wenger.

German playmaker Ozil set up two wonderful goals for Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini in the Gunners’ 3-0 win at Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal.com reports that former Real Madrid star Ozil has six assists in total, more than any player, and has delivered 29 key passes – say Opta statistics – in 10 matches played.

And Wenger said: “When it comes to key passes he is the man. When he has the ball I know as a player I can make the run. It’s what you call understanding.

“You understand that there are situations where he will see you and where he’ll deliver the perfect weight of the pass.

“The Flamini goal at Cardiff is a perfect example of that. It’s a combination of vision and weight of the pass. Of course it’s not a coincidence that in every league he plays, he has the most assists because he has those two qualities.

“You would like to judge him on everything. But every big player has something above – one outstanding quality. In this case that is a very important quality because efficiency in our game is linked between quality of the pass and quality of the finishing. And he brings the quality of the pass.”

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