Ozil: What I’ve chosen to do now

Mesut Ozil has revealed what he is currently using his free time for as the season nears the halfway mark.

The German international finished last term with a total of 18 assists in the Premier League which almost broke Thierry Henry’s all-time record.

Ozil has continued to impress this season after scoring seven goals already which includes a hat-trick against Ludogorets in the Champions League.

According to the 28-year-old who was once criticised for being inconsistent, his decision to work harder off the pitch is what is paying off.

“I think it’s really important [to keep working],” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “If you want to develop as a footballer, you have to work on your weaknesses every day.

“You have to have talent but of course nobody is perfect, and you have to work hard to minimise those weaknesses as well as you can. I’m working hard on that – for example, I’m not ambidextrous, so I’m working on my right foot too.

“Especially if you play in the Premier League, you have to look after your body because the matches are very demanding and you have plenty of matches. That’s why you have to work hard, to make sure you stay fit.

“I knew that if I moved to Arsenal, I would develop myself further, especially under the boss. I’m on a good way, the team really supports me, the manager gives me his trust and you see that I enjoy myself on the pitch.”

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