It only looks a matter of time before Mesut Ozil officially leaves Arsenal.
The German is in Turkey to finalise a move to Fenerbahce, and despite what has happened over the last 10 months, he will go down as one of the best players to have played for us in the Emirates era.
Ozil hasn’t kicked a ball for Arsenal since March and many people have forgotten how good a player he is. Here are three records he holds to this day that shows just how amazing he has been over the years.
Most chances created in a single Premier League season
In the 2015/16 Premier League season, Ozil created a staggering 146 chances. (Squawka) The German finished the campaign with 19 assists and six goals to his name in the English top-flight, and Arsenal finished second in the table.
Ozil could have easily picked up at least 10 more assists. Olivier Giroud decided to go on a goal-drought for a few months, and that cost the German the record for most assists in a single campaign.
Most chances created in a single Premier League game
In May 2017, Arsenal hosted Sunderland in the Premier League. The Black Cats were already relegated, but that didn’t stop them from giving us a hard game.
Ozil was at the thick of things as expected. The German created 12 chances on his own – the most by any player in a single Premier League season. (Squawka) That record is yet to be broken, and it may never be.
Most chances created in a single Champions League game
Yes, this was before he joined Arsenal, but the record still stands. Ozil created 12 chances in a single game against our neighbours Tottenham in the Champions League in April 2011. (Squawka)
Real Madrid battered Spurs 4-0 and Ozil picked up two assists. Ex-Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor scored a brace for the Galacticos as well which made it a very good night for Arsenal fans everywhere.