Arsenal: Stats Show How Ozil Puts Chelsea To Shame

The truth about Ozil's work rate revealed.
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The truth about Ozil's work rate revealed.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has garnered criticism for his supposed lack of work rate this season, but stats from the EA player performance index actually tell a different story. 

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When compared to players from rival clubs, Ozil comes out on top. The stats show that the German international covers more distance per 90 minutes than Hazard, Willian, Oscar and Ramiers, and even more than Man Utd's Memphis Depay. It's no wonder Chelsea are struggling. 

Arsenal head to Watford this weekend in the late kick off on Saturday, currently two points behind Man City at the top of the table. Chelsea, on the other hand, languish only two places above the relegation zone. Maybe they could learn a thing or two from Ozil. 

Data courtesy of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the Official Player Rating Index of the Barclays Premier League

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