Ozil: Arsenal for the title

Date published: Thursday 11th June 2015 12:37

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.

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