Register Login Scores

International

Ozil: I Love Challenge

Arsenal’s record signing, Mesut Ozil, says he is relishing life in London despite English football’s hectic Christmas schedule.

The German playmaker, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer, has just recovered from a shoulder problem that kept him out of two Christmas fixtures.

He returned as a substitute in Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Tottenham, and is ready to help his side’s title ambitions in the second half of the season.

Read: Arsenal Dump Spurs Out Of FA Cup

"I have always had a winter break in previous years but in the Premier League, you play every few days - you don't get a week to relax," Ozil told Arsenal's official website.

"I am very pleased that I am in this league because you go from game to game very quickly.

"You play every two or three days and for me it is better to play more games than train because I love a challenge and here that is perfect.

Ozil helped Arsenal with four Premier League goals and eight assists so far this season and says Arsenal’s German players – Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski – helped him settling in at the Emirates.

"I feel comfortable here. You can see on the pitch when we play together that we have a very good understanding.

"The team is great and for me it's been very easy to settle - the German players here have helped me to establish myself quicker than I perhaps would have done were they not here.

"But ultimately I feel pleased. The people are very friendly and welcoming."

Arsenal are out to win a first trophy in nine years and Ozil wants to help Arsene Wenger to bring silverware to the club.

"My aim is to develop and improve my game here - but the most important thing is that we play successful football as a team and that, at the end of the season, we win trophies," he added.

"You have personal goals - you want to remain healthy and want to play successful football, but like I said, the most important thing is to be successful with this team."

 

Can the Gunners stay on top of the Premier League and cope with the recent injury blow of Theo Walcott or do they need to sign new players?

Have your say in the comment section below.

Ozil: I Love Challenge

Ozil Expected Back Soon

Jack Was Sad When Cesc Left But Ozil Makes Him Happy

16 comments

Top 5

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

14 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Swallows To Edge Chiefs In Race For Downs Star?

41 Oct 23, 2020 10:36 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

14 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso's Al Ahly Advance To Champions League Final

101 Oct 23, 2020 11:02 PM in Players Abroad

New Boys On The Block – Bucs' 4 New Hot Rides

Oct 22, 2020 04:25 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Leopards Unveil 11 Players, Kit & New Partner

15 Oct 21, 2020 03:16 PM in PSL

Seven Down, Four To Go For Pirates’ 11 Departures

19 Oct 20, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Rejected: Why Baroka Wont’ Sell To Chiefs

15 Oct 20, 2020 07:11 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maluleke To Be Unveiled At New Club

7 Oct 20, 2020 09:13 AM in Siyagobhoza