MesutOzil has undoubtedly been one of the main figures of Arsenal in this season. The German has provided his teammates with 16 assists which is more than anyone else in the entire Premier League and the German was once again in sublime form during Arsenal’s goal-less draw against Southampton.
Arsenal hosted Southampton at the Emirates Stadium and even though Ozil created 10 goal-scoring chances, it wasn’t enough for his teammates to capitalize as the match finalized without any goals for either side.
Southampton’s Fraser Forster was on fire in this match as the English goal-keeper made a number of brilliant saves which kept his team from falling behind in the scoreboard but these are the kind of matches that Arsenal have to win if they want to continue charging for the top spot of the Premier League.
The home team enjoyed having the lion’s share of possession as they had 67% and launched a total of 11 shots which were on target but even with this overwhelming advantage, Olivier Giroud and the rest of the attacking forces of Arsenal failed to find the back of the net which could cost them later on in the Premier League race.
Ozil’s mouth-watering performances and the impact that he has made in this season is why he is already being named as the best player of Arsenal and if his superb form continues rolling on, it’s likely that he can turn into the Premier League player of the season and Arsene Wenger is praying that Ozil doesn’t slip up, especially in these crucial stages of the season where any drop of points could be the difference between lifting the title or having to settle with a 2nd place finish.