Ozil: I do my job 100 per cent

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Mesut Ozil 2017-18

Mesut Ozil says it was nice to read that majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is eager to keep him at the club and insists he’ll ‘give everything’ when he’s on the pitch despite the fact he’s out of contract next summer.

The Germany international, who was man of the match against Everton last Sunday, also made clear that he’s happy to play on the right side of attack even though he’d prefer to play behind the main striker in a number 10 position.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of this weekend’s match with Swansea, Ozil said: “It’s very nice to hear that [Kroenke’s comments] and to see that – he’s the major shareholder.

“I’m happy here, and I do my job to 100 per cent as I always have. I give everything and leave it all on the pitch for the team.

“The most important thing is football. I want to give everything, 100 per cent for this club. It’s important for me to give my all and enjoy playing as well. Whatever else happens, we will see in the future.”

Having suffered a disjointed start to the season, in part because of a troublesome knee, the German is now targeting a run of decent form with a view to helping Arsenal win more trophies.

“I know myself better than anyone else and I’m someone who needs to have fun on the pitch,” he added.

“Everyone knows my favourite position is the playmaker, the No 10, at the moment the coach plays me on the right and it’s a thing I need to accept and to show my quality in that position.

“Of course I’m happy to perform and give good performances individually, but it’s more important that we do that as a team. I think we did that really well against Everton.

“We came back very strongly, especially as we were 1-0 down. To come back as strongly as we did is pleasing.

“We have lots of quality in this team as we have shown. It’s important to be consistent if we want to be successful.

“We know we have the quality, we just have to give our all and believe in ourselves. If we can do that I’m convinced we can win trophies.”

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