Arsenal Mesut Ozil's named attacking midfielder of the season so far

The German has 16 assists in the bank heading into 2016

BY Sinéad Farrell 11:26 Saturday 2 January 2016, 11:26 2 Jan 2016

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Arsenal's Mesut Özil has claimed the coveted prize of attacking midfielder of the season so far on a popular soccer website.

Özil nabbed a comprehensive 64% of the vote in a poll conducted by with Real Madrid's Luka Modric claiming second place and Manchester City's David Silva coming in as the second runner up. 

The other players who contested the prize included Miralem Pjanic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. 

The result of this poll is unsurprising considering Özil's impeccable run of pre-Christmas form. His speed of execution combined with his movement, vision and precision when in possession has reaffirmed his value to Arsene Wenger. So far this season, Özil work rate has produced 16 assists and three goals.

Referring to Özil impressive sense of vision, Arsenal team mate Theo Walcott said:

''Mesut has told me to keep making runs. He just spots it. I need to help him out by putting the ball in the net. Mesut is just a special player and he is in the form of his life. Some of the things you see on the pitch … his goal against Bournemouth alone. He didn’t break stride, it was like he was jogging. He just slows things down when he is playing.''

Arsenal face Newcastle today as they sit where a win will ensure they maintain their dominance at the summit of the Premier League table.

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