Mesut Ozil had already won the German Cup with Werder Bremen, La Liga and the Copa Del Rey with Real Madrid and even the World Cup with Germany before coming to Arsenal. He has since added the FA Cup and the Community Shield to his trophy cabinet, but he still believes that he can go even further and win the Ballon D’Or while playing for the Gunners (and can we add the Premier League trophy too please!)
“If I continue to develop well and stay healthy, I would like, in the next few years, to hold the Ballon D’Or in my hands,” he was quoted as saying in the Guardian. “I am convinced that it can happen.
“I’m feeling very positive. I’m a world champion and I play at a top club in the Premier League. There is much more of a physical test here than there is in Spain or in the Bundesliga – I constantly have bruises, but that makes me harder. I feel physically better than ever.”
Ozil has definitely improved since his enforced rest through injury, and his time spent in the gym has helped him to cope better with the very physical demands of the Premiership. He has recently been named Man Of The Match a few times lately, but do Gooners really think he could be good enough to stop Lionel Messi and Ronaldo from keeping their monopoly on the Ballon D’Or?