The ex-Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil took a while to get acclimatised to being an Arsenal player in the more physical Premier League after La Liga, but he used his time off through injury last season to bulk up his upper body and his extra body strength has paid off since his return.
He has improved to become the Assist King this season, but he knows that if Arsenal want to win more trophies (and of course he is looking for the Ballon d’Or) then he has to more goals to his repertoire, and he has already started….
“After training there are a few shooting drills that can help with self-belief,” Ozil said on the official Arsenal website. “In general, when you look at my chances in front of goal, I’ve taken them well.
“Every player wants to score goals. I’m intending to score more this season than in previous years. It’s most important for us to perform well and to be successful – I’m looking forward to giving assists or scoring goals.
“My aim is to score more goals this season than in the last two. I think I’m on a good path and will achieve that.”
In arguably our best game of this season, Ozil created a goal for Alexis Sanchez before getting on the scoresheet himself with a very confident strike from the edge of the box, and this performance has certainly given him the imetus to be even better.
“It all happened quickly,” he continued. “The move was really fast and when Theo played the ball back to me, I saw the gap in the corner and put it there.
“For me it was very good, it was a very positive game because I scored a goal and gave an assist. It was a special afternoon for me.”
Watch Ozil’s performance against Man United in this short highlights clip…..