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Does this stat prove the gulf in class between Arsenal ace and Bayern Munich star?

The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were furious with a few individual performances in the Champions League on Wednesday night…

As a team, the Gunners seriously struggled – but many have put their second-half collapse down to the poor performances of a few individual players.

As has often been the case in recent weeks, Mesut Ozil has been described as the main culprit, with the German seriously struggling to do anything offensively or defensively all night – but only now has the true extent of his performance came to light.

As revealed in an Infographic by OptaFranz on Twitter, Mesut Ozil’s stats do not make for pleasant reading – especially when compared to Bayern Munich’s counterpart in the midfield – Thiago.

Take a look for yourself below…

Considering that Mesut Ozil is often touted as one of Europe’s best midfielders, these stats certainly don’t seem to indicate anything of the sort.

Offensively, his goals, touches and passes are all far below that of Thiago – whilst the Bayern Munich midfielder’s increased number of duels would also seem to indicate that he was more proficient defensively.

With Mesut Ozil reportedly demanding a hefty wage rise, this sort of performance is only going bring his stock down.

Arsenal fans – thoughts?

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