The football world, and Arsenal fans, tell us that Mesut Ozil is the greatest creative midfielder around.
What he lacks in work-rate, goals or defensive output is made up for by his ability to provide goals for team-mates…
And in fairness, this is largely true. The German is a brilliant player and someone who gets unfair criticism in England.
So this stat isn’t necessarily to demean Ozil, but to show how brilliant Mo Salah is.
Since he arrived at Liverpool, Salah has two more assists than Arsenal’s playmaker…
He also has 51 goals, while Ozil has registered nine in the same period of time.
We’d still describe Ozil as an elite footballer, so for Salah to be destroying him in terms of goals and assists demonstrates the levels our no.11 has reached.
Salah is in top form again after an apparently slow start to the season and has four goals and three assists in Liverpool’s past three victories.
We hope for more of the same on Saturday, when Jurgen Klopp’s Reds travel south to the Emirates.
Since Mo Salah arrived in England, he has more assists in all competitions than Assist King Mesut Ozil (without mentioning his 51 goals) 😳
World-class creator ✅
World-class finisher ✅ pic.twitter.com/xNYZjFREd0
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 31, 2018