Mesut Ozil becomes highest-scoring German player in Premier League history with strike against Leicester

Mesut Ozil has become the highest-scoring German player in Premier League history as he put in a sensational performance against Leicester.

The Arsenal superstar cushioned the ball home effortlessly at the end of the first half to enter the record books.

Ozil, who has 30 goals in England’s top flight, overtook legendary Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann, who finished on 29.

Captaining the team for the first time, he lit up with the Emirates with a magnificent equaliser and two sublime passes for Aubameyang’s goals.

The former World Cup winner, 30, who retired from international duty in July, combined with Hector Bellerin to make history.

Bellerin overlapped Ozil and took the ball back in their beautiful one-two to guide it past Kasper Schmeichel in the Foxes goal.

Ozil then turned on the magic even more with a part in both of Arsenal’s other goals.

He celebrated before the ball even found the back of the net after supplying Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with an assist for the striker’s second of the night.

And Ozil combined wonderfully with Bellerin again for Aubameyang’s first, threading a ball through the Leicester defence for the Spaniard to then square to the Gabonese hitman.

Fans were loving his display, with one writing: “I can’t get that third Arsenal goal out of my head. Ozil’s awareness and intelligence, on his day nobody can touch him.”

Another posted: “Ozil world class tonight.”

Ozil’s standout performance came in Unai Emery’s side’s 3-1 win over Leicester at the Emirates – their tenth straight victory.

Bellerin scored an own goal to give Leicester the lead in the 31th minute before Ozil struck

Aubameyang then struck with his quick-fire double in the 63rd and 66th minutes.

Germany’s top scorers in the Premier League
1 Mesut Ozil 30

2 Jurgen Klinsmann 29

2 Uwe Rosler 29

4 Robert Huth 21

5 Lukas Podolski 19

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