Ozil smashes Eric Cantona's record

Ozil smashes Eric Cantona's record

11 Mar 2018, 21:00

Mesut Ozil is now the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 assists. He takes the record from none other than Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.

This happened during Arsenal's 3-0 win over Watford bringing up the milestone on his 141st appearance for the Gunners.The play-maker needed just 141 games to reach his half-century, fewer than any other player in the competition's history. The play-maker hit the half-century in the eighth minute of the Emirates Stadium encounter, with his looping free-kick headed home by Shkodran Mustafi for Arsenal's 1,000th home goal of the Premier League era.

Ozil beat the assists record previously held by Eric Cantona, who made it to 50 in 143 appearances for Leeds and Manchester United during the 1990s. Ozil did not add any more assists to his tally against Watford but it did not matter. Henrikh Mkhitaryan set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Arsenal's second, with Petr Cech saving Troy Deeney's penalty before the former Borussia Dortmund pair combined again for Arsenal's third.

Ozil will be aiming to assist the Gunners again when they welcome AC Milan to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

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