The Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil is clearly full of confidence at the moment. The creative midfielder proved his class once again over the weekend, tearing the recently former Gibraltar side to pieces and claiming three assists into the bargain as he helped his country get one step closer to the Euro 2016 championships.
So it is obvious that Ozil is happy with his own form, especially after that long lay off with the knee injury problem picked up against Chelsea at the beginning of October. The German admits that this was the first time this had happened to him and he found it hard, but with a lot of support from the Arsenal fans he has come back stronger than ever.
His was just one of the many injury problems that have sorely beset the Gunners over the last couple of seasons but now that seems to be almost at an end and this is one of the big reasons for Ozil´s confidence that we can overhaul the likes of Chelsea to win the Premier League trophy next season, as revealed by an Evening Standard report.
Ozil said, “We had bad luck with injuries this season.
“But next season we can win the Premier League and go further in the Champions League.
“It was a very long season. I guess it was the hardest in my career.
“The first time in my life I had to deal with a serious injury. I feel it was a consequence of playing a lot games without a break over years.
“I was happy with the second half of the season. I wanted to show everybody that I’m back. Winning the FA Cup means it was a successful year. I’m proud of that win.
“My best moment [of the season] was the first game back after my injury against Stoke City. The fans cheered a lot when I was brought on. That was a brilliant feeling and helped me a lot.
“From then on I understood: no matter what happened, the club and the fans are always with me.
“But the most important thing is the opinion of my coach. I have a lot more self-confidence when he is with me. I always had that feeling with Arsene Wenger.”
I wonder if our number 11 is also taking confidence for next season because he knows, in a general way, that the boss is planning to add some quality players to the Arsenal squad this summer. Or do you think Ozil´s belief is based on our super second half of the season?