Alexis Sanchez's brace of goals may have grabbed the headlines on Tuesday night, but it was Mesut Ozil who created Premier League history in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sunderland.
The German playmaker created 12 goalscoring chances at Emirates Stadium, setting a new record for most chances created in a single PL match since such records began in 2003/04.
Ozil surpassed the previous record of 11, posted by five players including current Premier League stars Antonio Valencia, of Manchester United, and Manchester City's David Silva.
Mesut's stats from #AFCvSAFC 👏 pic.twitter.com/tYnOTjiXI9— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 16, 2017
After last night's creative display, Ozil is one of only two players to ever reach double figures for chances provided in a single match on two separate occasions, along with former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda.
|Date||Player||Opponent||Chances created (inc. assists)|
|16/05/17||Mesut Ozil (ARS)||SUN||12|
|20/11/10||Florent Malouda (CHE)||BIR||11|
|28/08/11||Samir Nasri (MCI)||TOT||11|
|07/05/05||Jermaine Pennant (BIR)||NOR||11|
|16/01/10||Antonio Valencia (MUN)||BUR||11|
|21/03/15||David Silva (MCI)||WBA||11|
|20/09/09||Ryan Giggs (MUN)||MCI||10|
|26/12/09||Florent Malouda (CHE)||BIR||10|
|02/02/16||Mesut Ozil (ARS)||SOU||10|
Ozil's creativity also led to a busy evening in front of goal for Arsenal, as their tally of 36 shots is the most the Gunners have ever registered in a Premier League fixture.
#MesutAssists#AFCvSAFC 🔴 2-0 ⚪ pic.twitter.com/ki5oiaI34L— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 16, 2017
Eleven of these were repelled by Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, meaning that only team-mate Vito Mannone (13 v Liverpool) has produced more stops in a 2016/17 match than the 23-year-old.
Although Arsenal's 36 shots at goal is a club PL-high, it falls eight shy of the overall Premier League record set by Man City in their unforgettable 2011/12 title-winning victory over Queens Park Rangers.
Watch: Goals from Sunderland win
View: Arsenal fixtures
*Since records began in 2003/04