Arsenal fans have voted Mesut Ozil as their player of the season.
The midfielder who has impressed massively this season played 3,939 minutes this season and created 171 chances, scored 8 goals and recorded 20 assists to win the award convincingly.Bellerin and Sanchez came second and third respectively.
A statement on the clubs website reads ‘It’s time to unveil the Vitality Player of the Season, as voted by the fans – and it should come as no surprise that it’s Mesut Ozil.The Germany international has had a fabulous campaign, breaking records, scoring goals and laying on assist after assist.Ozil was the overwhelming winner of the award, and Arsenal.com news editor Rob Kelly gives his verdict on the 27-year-old’.
‘When Arsène Wenger predicted in pre-season that Mesut Ozil would be a contender for Player of the Year, he once again displayed the prescience that has served him so well throughout his career.Thierry Henry described him as “an amazing player”, Theo Walcott praised his ability to “make football look easy” and Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller said the “outstanding” Ozil “fits perfectly to Arsenal’s game”.As the Gunners racked up the wins, their talismanic playmaker was at the heart of everything – claiming three successive Player of the Month awards and breaking a Premier League record with assists in seven consecutive games.
Few will forget his performance in the 3-0 defeat of Manchester United in early October, nor his outstanding contribution during a golden period that took in victories against Bayern Munich, Everton and Swansea City as the Gunners moved to the top of the table.The World Cup winner would go on to create a mammoth 181 scoring opportunities for his team-mates during 2015/16 – yet another record – ending with 20 assists in all competitions and narrowly missing out on the PFA Player of the Year award.
His consistent excellence certainly did not go unnoticed in N5, where he is rightfully recognised as an unrivalled talent and as the lithe, languid conductor of Arsenal’s orchestra.MesutOzil is your clear choice as Player of the Season – and what an unforgettable season he has had’.