Mesut Ozil Arsenal midfielder is EPL's king of assist

According to Opta stats, Ozil has 21 assists in 57 Arsenal games making him the first on the list

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  play Mesut Ozil is the most EPL assist of all time (Omni Sports)
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Despite just arriving in 2013, Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has become the player with the all time highest number of assists in the English Premier League.

The Germany international has often been blasted by critics for not showing enough commitment in football, but stats have showed that the pundits are wrong.

Read: Ozil scores as Arsenal beat Bayern Munich

According to Opta stats, Ozil has 21 assists in 57 Arsenal games, which means that the former Real Madrid midfielder creates a goal every 2.71 games.

  play Mesut Ozil has 21 assists in 57 Arsenal games (Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic)

 

He assisted Arsenal's opener in their 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday, October 24 taking him past Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, who registered 56 assists in 156 Premier League games (an average of one every 2.79 games).

Read: Mesut Ozil says he's not worth €50m

In the top 10 EPL assist list, Arsenal have six of their players (past and present).

  play Eric Cantona is the second player with the most assist in the EPL (Getty Images via Telegraph)

 

Seeing Cesc Fabregas, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Santi Cazorla and Jose Antonio Reyes.

See the 10 players with the most assist in the EPL.

1. Mesut Ozil

2. Eric Cantona

3. Cesc Fabregas

4. David Silva

5. Jose Antonio Reyes

6. David Beckham

7. Dennis Bergkamp

8. Nani

9. Thierry Henry

10. Santi Carzola

Watch this Mesut Ozil video, below:

Watch some of Mesut Ozil's goals and assists for Arsenal

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