This figure speaks for itself.
Arsenal completed just 150 passes tonight. Toni Kroos completed 144 all on his own. pic.twitter.com/oiGFm42rL0
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 19, 2014
The mitigating factors here bring this back to life, somewhat. Kroos of course was not operating in a closed system. He had help. With Robben bombing down the right, Thiago providing calm, assured assistance and his back line upright as it gets, Kroos’ support system was (and is consistently) the best in the world at present.