Arsenal FC midfielder Mesut Ozil has insisted that he has nothing to prove to anyone and feels that critics were too quick to jump to their conclusions.
Mesut Ozil was criticized for his performances in at the start of the campaign, but the German international showed his class against Aston Villa as Arsenal managed a 3-0 win at Villa Park. Ozil scored the opening goal and created Arsenal’s second in space of two minutes. The Arsenal fans will be hoping that the match will prove to be a turning point for Ozil and they will once again get to see the best of the former Real Madrid star, consistently.
Ozil, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in the summer, feels that despite all the criticism he has nothing left to prove to anyone. The midfielder believes that critics were too quick to jump to their conclusions and it was only a matter of time before the team got together and produced a good performance.
“I don’t play to prove anything to anybody, I play for Arsenal. I have the feeling that I am criticised more, that happened to me in the Bundesliga and also at Real Madrid.
“We have only just started the season and we have new players in key positions. The collective game, which is something I have a lot to do with, cannot then just work well from one day to the next.
“Just 10 weeks ago I was elected to the team of the season in England (via an internet poll). I was a world champion then.
“It was the summer break and after a few games of the new season everything is called into question again. This is strange, but I know what I can offer.”- The Arsenal midfielder said in an interview.
Ozil’s performance against Villa might also now force Wenger to play him through the middle once again, which means Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere are unlikely to start together in the side. The German international is likely to be rested for Arsenal’s upcoming cup-clash against Southampton, though the Gooners will have high hopes from him in during the North London derby next weekend.