Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil believes that he can still improve as a player despite entering the peak years of his career after Arsene Wenger challenged him to elevate his game, the German told Arsenal Player.
Ozil is currently undergoing his first pre-season at the club since he joined in 2013 and has stated that he’s looking to improve on his two previous campaigns in English football.
After suffering a knee injury in October, keeping him out for three months, Ozil returned a different beast and we definitely saw him produce his best form since his record-breaking move.
Next season, however, the 26-year-old is looking to go one step further.
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“I know that I have a lot more potential to show but if you look at the last two years, we’ve been successful and have won the FA Cup twice,” Ozil told our media channel.
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“Every season you need to prove yourself again and I want to do that again this time.”
After a bizarre period during the opening months of last season where Wenger was adamant that Ozil could play on the left wing, his return to his preferred role has coincided with the former Real Madrid man showing many what he’s capable of.
Judging by our pre-season fixtures, it seems as though the boss is sticking with the 4-2-3-1 system ahead of the new campaign and hopefully we can add a top striker to complement Ozil as we look to clinch our first league title since 2004.