Mesut Ozil vs Dimitri Payet - A statistical comparison

Mesut Ozil vs Dimitri Payet - A statistical comparison

Dimitri Payet and Mesut Ozil are both excellent midfielders, who are key players for West Ham and Arsenal respectively. However, there has been a lot of debate, mainly on social media, about who is better out of the two. The latter has played for two of the biggest clubs in the world and has a World Cup to his name. Whereas Dimitri Payet plays for a mid-table Premier League side and has never lifted a major trophy. Based on this, …
Mesut Ozil: Shot Taker?

Mesut Ozil: Shot Taker?

When Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil in the summer of 2013 for a club record £42.4m they were signing one of, if not the best, number 10 in the world.  So far, the German has lived up to that billing.  He had one of the best creative seasons in Premier League history last year and has been one of the league's best chance creators since his arrival. Ozil is known as a chance creator and someone that assists his teammates.  There …
The Most Creative Players This Season

The Most Creative Players This Season

It may be the goalscorers that grab the headlines and get the plaudits in the Premier League, but behind every goalscorer there is a playmaker. You all know that type of player, the one that creates a chance from nowhere and wins your team the game. The player that plays that killer pass or pin point cross, the type owners pay millions of pounds to bring to their clubs. We are half way through the 2015/2016 Premier League season now …
Mesut Ozil back to his best against Villa | Stats Analysis

Mesut Ozil back to his best against Villa | Stats Analysis

After an abysmal performance in midweek vs Borussia Dortmund and not achieving a league win since the opening day, Arsenal needed a win against an in form Aston Villa in the worst way.  The Gunners put in their most convincing performance of the season with a very comfortable 3-0 win.  This match had probably the craziest three minutes and twelve second period of the season with Arsenal killing the game off with three goals in just under three minutes. After …
Germany vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

Germany vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

On June 30th, Germany and Algeria meet at the Estádio Beira-Rio to face off in the round of 16.  Germany made it out of their group as most expected them to, despite it being quite a tough group.  Algeria shocked people by getting out of a group many thought they would finish last in. Algeria was put into a relatively easy group, but many thought that either Russia or South Korea would finish second behind the talented Belgium team.  After …
Arsenal 2013/14 Season Review

Arsenal 2013/14 Season Review

After scraping back into the Champions League on the last day of 2012-2013 season, Arsenal fans hoped to push on and improve. Arsenal had a very eventful season with some very high highs and some very low lows.  The North London club once again finished fourth, once again were knocked out in the round of 16 in the Champions League, but they finally broke the nine year trophy drought that has been hanging over them with an FA Cup victory. …
Ozil vs Hazard vs Silva: Comparing their 1st season's in the EPL

Ozil vs Hazard vs Silva: Comparing their 1st season's in the EPL

Arsenal fans craved a major signing for the entirety of the 2013 summer transfer window.  After missing out on the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, etc, Arsenal fans were angry at the board and the manager for not making a world class signing.  After months of waiting, Arsenal fans finally got the world class signing they so desired.  That signing was Mesut Ozil and his price tag of £42.4m was nearly tripled Arsenal's past transfer record of £15m. Ozil's …
Arsenal's Key Men | Ramsey, Mertesacker & Özil Stats

Arsenal's Key Men | Ramsey, Mertesacker & Özil Stats

Arsenal have enjoyed a pretty solid season so far: firmly in the Premier League title race, still in the FA Cup and still (just) in the Champions League. The Gunners have had a number of outstanding performers from Laurent Koscielny to Wojciech Szczęsny but three of the truly great performers have been Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil. Ramsey’s injury-troubled season has still seen him placed amongst the best Arsenal performers this season, whilst his German teammates have been …
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