The Germany and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been talking again about his chances of winning the Ballon D’Or next year, and he has set himself a few attainable targets to enable him to be in the voting. One of these is that Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title, and he thinks this squad is easily capable of doing it.
He outlined on ESPN his personal aims for the coming year. “As a World Cup winner I want to become a European champion in France next year. That’s our big goal,” Ozil said: “I have to become more dangerous in front of the goal. I was injured for long spells last season, and scored only five in 32 competitive games. I want to improve this. To achieve it, I have to be a bit more egotistical.”
“You need to win major titles with both club and country,” he added. “In 2016, the chances are there to do just that. We’ve got a great team at Arsenal, which can win titles.
“After two FA Cup victories in the past two years, we want to be in the mix for the Premier League title. We also need to beat the knockout stages curse in Champions League.
“The group stage clashes with Bayern Munich are a real benchmark test. And I want to win the European Championships with Germany.”
So basically he wans to win every big competition that he is entered for to give him the best chance of the personal accolade, and he obviously believes that Arsenal and Germany can both assist him in his quest for trophies. Let’s hope that he gets his wish, and Arsenal get the Premiership!