Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Breaks Premier League Record Set By Tottenham Legend

By on October 23, 2018

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Mesut Ozil made history last night after surpassing Jurgen Klinsmann to become the most prolific German in Premier League history.

Leicester City had taken the lead at the Emirates thanks to a Hector Bellerin own goal but Ozil scored a vital equaliser for Arsenal just before half-time as he cooly passed the ball in to the bottom corner to make it 1-1.

Ozil has forged a reputation throughout his career for providing assists but last night’s strike was his 30th Premier League goal since joining Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 and it earned him a spot in the history books.

The playmaker has now become the highest scoring German in Premier League history with Ozil’s 30 goals surpassing Jurgen Klinsmann’s previous record of 29 that he achieved during his famous spell at Tottenham.

Klinsmann made himself a cult hero at White Hart Lane after enjoying a memorable debut season for Spurs that saw him score 21 league goals during the 1994/95 campaign and he added 8 more during a second spell at the club following moves to Bayern Munich and Sampdoria.

Uwe Rosler also scored 29 times during his time with Manchester City but Ozil has now moved ahead of his compatriot’s to become the leading German goalscorer in Premier League history thanks to his strike last night.

Another well known Arsenal attacker also features highly on the list with Lukas Podolski netting 19 times during his time in north London while former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack scored 17 times during his spell at Stamford Bridge.

Ozil capped a sensational performance last night by creating Arsenal’s second goal with a superb defence-splitting throughball before sealing the 3-1 win by setting-up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score a wonderful team goal.

The victory extended Arsenal’s winning run to ten games in all competitions and Ozil will be looking to continue his fine goal-scoring form – that’s seen him score three goals in his last four league games – when the Gunners take on Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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