Reflecting on what he described as the “hardest” campaign of his career, the 26-year-old Germany playmaker is sure Arsene Wenger’s side can build on their FA Cup success this year by improving both domestically and in Europe.
Ozil said: “We had bad luck with injuries this season, but next season we can win the Premier League and go further in the Champions League.
“The first time in my life I had to deal with a serious injury. It feel it was a consequence of playing a lot games without a break over years,” added Ozil, who joined the Gunners for a club-record £42.5m deal in September 2013.
“I was happy with the second half of the season. I wanted to show everybody that I am back. Winning the FA Cup means it was a successful year, so I am proud of that win.
“My best moment (of the season) was the first game back after my injury against Stoke (in January). The fans cheered a lot when I was brought on. That was a brilliant feeling and helped me a lot.
“From then on, I understood: no matter what happened, the club and the fans are always with me.
“But the most important thing is the opinion of my coach. I have a lot more self-confidence when he is with me. I always had that feeling with Arsene Wenger.”
Arsenal begin preparation for the 2015/2016 campaign by heading to the Far East for July’s Barclays Asia Trophy Singapore, where both Everton and Stoke will also feature.