German maestro Mesut Ozil was upbeat about his recent performances, and believes he is on course for future success with the club.
In an interview with Arsenal.com, the midfielder said
“I think it’s been very positive [this season].
“Of course picking up my injury was a negative because I missed a lot of games. But if you look at the league and my performances, I’m really satisfied.
“I’d say I’m on the right way. What’s most important is that I perform well consistently. The team support me really well and the manager gives me his trust.
“I’ve missed a lot of football and I think it shows on the pitch that I worked very hard during that time. So now I just want to… help the team and I’m on the right path.
“The most important thing is that we win games as a team. Of course it’s nice if I can give an assist or score a goal, but really, what’s most important is that we are successful as a team.
“We’re rightfully near the top of the table and in the semi-finals of the FA Cup again. I think we can win trophies again this year, and if we do that, we will be satisfied.”
Considering that Ozil has yet to have a full pre-season with club, his willingness to adapt his game to suit the English style of play, and his recent successes from doing so, have to be a source of optimism for both him and fans alike.
The German was handed the captain’s armband against Australia on Wednesday in the second half, a nod, perhaps, from the manager after the unwarranted criticism Ozil has had to endure since he moved to Arsenal and the press and pundits decided he didn’t resemble a headless chicken enough for their liking.