If you are fooled by the title, it is completely understandable. This is a short football related blog post for my own (and people who knows football) enjoyment. If you are not into football, please do not leave comments. I will understand and I will not hate you. In fact, this time, I will delete all those “Not into football”, “Don’t know football” type of comments without notice.
I am so happy with Arsenal’s hard fought victory over Manchester City last night. I was not able to watch the match, but I certainly enjoyed reading all the articles that comes with an Arsenal victory, especially over their mega rich title rivals. Who would have thought that we would go strength to strength with our depleted squad even after our three key players Alexis, Santi and Coquelin were out injured? But we did, a huge part of it thanks to this man, the most expensive player Arsenal ever bought: Mesut Ozil. For last night’s match, he had two more assists under his belt.
If you are a non football person and are still reading, an assist is basically… the final pass that led to someone else scoring a goal. Person A passed the ball to Person B and Person B scored a goal from that pass. That pass is what we call an assist. Now this may sound very unexciting, but the truth is, it is very important. Most of the time, a goal can only happen if the striker receives an extraordinary pass from a teammate which no one from the opposing team sees coming, leaving him with a simple task of kicking the ball into the net. Only a footballer with great vision is able to conjure spectacular assists on a regular basis. In some ways, the assist is more highly regarded than the goal itself.
And this is what Mesut Ozil is all about. This German midfield maestro is currently the King of Assist in the English football league this season. He’s played in 16 matches and has already recorded 15 assists. This means he contributed to almost a goal in every match! That is very impressive! Especially when the current number 2 in the assist ranking is only on 7.
I’m so glad that Wenger (the manager), that Ebenezer Scrooge reincarnation Arsene Wenger, was willing to part to £42.5 million to buy him a few years ago. I’m sure most Arsenal fans are, too. In fact, this season, there are so many memes that the fans made to celebrate this visionary maestro’s impressive achievements.
Hopefully he will keep up with his form throughout the season. With Man Utd and Chelsea being shit and Man City being wobbly, at the moment it is a two horse race between us and Leicester City. This might be our best chance to land the Premier League title after so many years.
Hopefully we will not self destruct in the second half of the season like how we often do in recent years. Come On You Gunners!