In the first half of the 2015/16 Premier League campaign, Mesut Ozil has done what he came to Arsenal to do. The German international has always bagged goals and assists for the Gunners but not at the rate he has this season.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 24, 2015
This is the player the Gunners were expecting to get when Ozil made his move from Madrid to London. A player dominant on the assist charts and a pure passing perfectionist. This season the midfield maestro has suited up in the adidas Ace 15+ Primeknits, and their “Control Everything” motto has lived up to the hype.
Ozil leads the Premier League in assists with 11. His closest challengers – David Silva, Gerard Deulofeu, Riyad Mahrez, and Kevin De Bruyne – have each recorded a measly 6.
The attacking midfielder has been such a force for the Gunners that he has been involved in 13 Arsenal goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances, with two goals and 11 assists over that stretch. Furthermore, since October 4, Arsenal have scored 14 goals and Mesut Ozil has had a hand in 10 of them. It’s these statistics that make Ozil the premier chance-creator in the EPL.
Ozil’s cleat of choice during his spectacular run of form has been a contributing factor to his on-field successes. The adidas Ace 15+ Primeknit boasts a second-skin like upper that allows for a better touch and control over the ball. Ozil has made himself a master of control over the ball this season, as his 98.5% pass completion ratio against Norwich can attest to that. Ozil completed an astounding 67 out of 68 passes on the evening for the Gunners, and even opened the scoring with a superb chipped finish.
Just received my boots for next year ??? NO LACES! ?See them in 2016 ? #BeTheDifference A photo posted by Mesut Özil (@m10_official) on
Ozil has hinted at a coming cleat change however. The next cleat in the adidas Ace line, the adidas Ace 16 becomes available at the turn of the new year, and the German playmaker has revealed he will be lacing them up for the 2016 half of the campaign.
Actually, Ozil won’t be lacing the cleats up at all, as the adidas Ace 16s are completely laceless. Ozil is among a handful of players to reveal that they will be sporting the cleat next year, alongside Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, Chelsea’s Oscar, and Madrid’s James Rodriguez.
Ozil will be hoping that the cleat change can propel him to even greater heights as a Gunner and bring his team more silverware as they attempt to mount a title challenge. The German has won two F.A. Cups while wearing the Arsenal red already, and his goal is surely to add more.