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North London Derby 17-18: Mesut Ozil vs Christian Eriksen



North London Derby 17-18: Mesut Ozil vs Christian Eriksen

The weekend is going to be special for the Arsenal fans as the most awaited North London Derby is knocking at the door. After the win at Emirates in the first North London Derby of the season the Gunners will be keen to pull off another win at Wembley against their arch rivals.

Tottenham is currently situated at the fifth position in the League Table in Premier League, just 1 point behind the fourth placed Chelsea. On the other hand, Arsenal are now at sixth position. So, a win in this match will surely boost up the confidence level of the team to finish in the top four positions in the Premier League.

Arsenalcore will today analyse another of the ‘Key Battles’ that supporters will have to look out for this Saturday.

Mesut Ozil and Christian Eriksen are pretty similar players who play about similar role in their respective clubs. Both of them are highly effective and the playmakers of their respective teams.

Mesut Ozil :

Mesut Ozil is considered as one of the best playmakers of the game for years. He is consistently performing well for the Gunners and for his national team Germany too. He has recently signed a new contract for the club and will be keen to perform in the big North London Derby.

On Saturday most of the attraction of the match will be on the battle between Aubameyang and Kane. But the creativity of Mesut Ozil and Christian Eriksen in the middle of the park will be the deciding factor in the match.

Mesut Ozil has assisted in seven goals of Arsenal in this season so far. He has created 70 chances of goals for the Gunners and his passing accuracy is 87.3 percent which is really admirable. His dribbling success is also as high as 71 percent which is one of the best in the Premier League. On the other hand, he has taken only 32 shots at Goal and the shot accuracy is nearly 34.4 percent which is not really great as compared to others.

Christian Eriksen :

The Dane Superstar Christian Eriksen is in phenomenal form this season. He will be one of the key men for Spurs to come at the top of the match and in the big games like this the control in the midfield is the key to success.

Christian Eriksen has taken 62 shots at Goal and his shot accuracy is almost 41.9 percent. So these stats are proving that this player is a real goal threat for Spurs in the attacking third.

On the other hand, Eriksen has assisted in 6 goals of Tottenham Hotspur in this season so far. He has created 63 chances of Goals for Spurs and his passing accuracy is as high as 81.9 percent. He is also a good dribbler and his dribbling success is 53.3 percent which is a decent one.

Conclusion :

So from the above stats it is clear that we can expect a neck to neck battle in the midfield in terms of creativity in this big game. Both players will be eager to give their best in this match and we have to wait few hours more to see who wins the ‘Battle of Midfield’ in the North London Derby.

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