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Mesut Ozil frustrates Jamie Carragher

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has named Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil among his top five Premier League performers of the season so far but has admitted that the Germany international 'frustrates' him. 

As reported by the Daily Mail, the Sky Sports pundit believes the former Real Madrid man can do so much more to influence a game. 

Ozil, who has enjoyed a fine spell in north London, has already accumulated 10 assists from his 11 league outings. 


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In fact, the technically gifted playmaker has now assisted an Arsenal goal for six Premier League games running, but he's still not done enough to convince Carragher that he's doing all he can at the Emirates. 

After placing Ozil in his top five players of the season, the ex-Liverpool man stated: "Chasing an assist record but he frustrates me as he can do so much more to influence a game."

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Top class

Let's be honest, Carragher's comments on the Arsenal man should be taken with a pinch of salt. After all, the Kop idol has put the midfield ace in his top five players of the campaign, but his views on the playmaker aren't exactly absurd. 

The assists are great, of course, and if it wasn't for Olivier Giroud's failure in front of goal against Tottenham this past weekend, Ozil's record would look even better right now, but perhaps he could be more prominent in front of goal. 

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With just nine goals from 59 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, Ozil isn't exactly a prolific goalscorer. Of course, his fans will say that he doesn't need to score, but he is capable of improving on that particular record. He has the class and skill to produce the goods for the Gunners week in, week out, so fans will be hoping to see him fire the club to glory this season. 

Arsenal fans: do you agree with Carragher? Have your say below! 

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