Ozil has been majestic for the Gunners this season.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil closing in on Premier League assists record

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This phenomenal Premier League season is just shy of the half way mark yet it has already become one of the most unpredicatble, exciting seasons to date.

Even at this early point records have been broken, ensuring an historic campaign in England's top flight.

First, Jamie Vardy set a new record by scoring in 11 consecutive matches, usurping Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of ten from 2003 and continuing Leicester City's unprecendented form that sees them top of the table at Christmas.


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Elsewhere, goalkeeper Petr Cech is one clean sheet away from overtaking David James for the most clean sheets in the Premier League, cementing his reputation as one of the league's best ever shot-stoppers.

And there appears to be another remarkable Premier League record set to be broken this season by Arsenal's Mesut Özil, as he attempts to make the most assists in one campaign.

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The record is currently held by Gunners and France legend Thierry Henry, the striker creating 20 goals during the 2002/03 campaign.

After claiming two more assists in the victory over Manchester City on Monday, Ozil is now on 15 assists with 21 games still to play, with just six needed to break the record.

Judging by the German's recent form, you wouldn't put it past him to secure the record as early as January. Ozil has been unplayable at times down the centre for the Emirates side, playing inch-perfect passes that few others can see and laying chances for his teammates on a plate.

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The 27-year-old has assisted wherever he has played throughout his career, for Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, Real Madrid in La Liga and on the international stage for Germany.

Some of football's biggest names have sung Ozil's praise, with Cristiano Ronaldo complimentary of his ability to assist during his time at the Bernabeu and Jose Mourinho hailing him the world's best no.10.

In his first season at the Emirates after signing in 2013, the Germany international struggled to find form and adapt to the physicality of the Premier League.

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Since then, however, he has bulked up and held his own against the league's toughest defences, proving himself the world-class player that everyone expected him to be.

So long as Arsenal have Ozil at their disposal in his current form, there is every chance the Premier League trophy could return to north London next May.

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