Goals might win games and defensive solidarity is vital, but few can deny that a good passer of the ball is a mandatory component in any good football side.
For me being a brilliant passer is an extremely underrated talent, even though, as proven with the likes of Xavi and Pirlo, it can often prove to be the difference between winning games and losing them.
It's no surprise then that many people are highlighting Mesut Ozil as Arsenal's main threat towards Manchester United in this weekend's crucial clash. The German pass-master is a good as they come and, if on song, will undoubtedly find a way to unlock David Moyes' defence before the 90 is up.
But how does Ozil compare with the greatest passers in the world based on the current stats for this season?
With help from WhoScored.com we've compiled a list of the top ten most accurate shifters of the ball from this season.
We've based it on players who have started five or more games to avoid the inclusion of 'one hit wonders'.
So does Ozil reign supreme in Europe? Or do Xavi and co. still rule the roost?
Find out here...