Ozil: We are hungry for success

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Mesut Ozil has praised Arsenal’s goal-hungry strikers and tenacious midfielders claiming their performances are helping to bring out the best in him.

The German international, who has been widely praised for his influential performances at the Emirates in recent weeks, also touched on how the familial atmosphere in the Gunners dressing room is fuelling their title ambitions.

“I know that Santi is a very technically-gifted player, just as Francis is,” the 27-year-old told Arsenal Player.

“We call Francis ‘the pitbull’ because he’s very aggressive and always gives 100 per cent.

“I’m pleased to be able to have those players behind me. But you need to praise the whole team.

“We fight for each other and are like a small family. You can sense that on the pitch. It shows that we are hungry for success and that’s why I want to praise the whole team.

“You see in the games that we can change players. Giroud is a different type of player to Walcott or Alexis.

“We have important and good players in attack who are hungry for goals. Those three have scored many goals already this season and you can see that we need them because they always want to score. That’s good for Arsenal.

“Last season, I was out with my knee injury for a few month. This year I feel fit. I have no injuries and can perform well in games. At the moment, things are going really well.”

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