Mesut Ozil is working on improving his weaknesses


Mesut Ozil has insisted he is "working hard" on his weaknesses in an effort to improve himself as a player.

Ozil has started the season in superb form, scoring seven goals in 14 appearances for Arsene Wenger's side.

The Germany midfielder is widely regarded as one of the finest players in his position in world football - but that does not mean he is content to rest on his laurels.

The 28-year-old has rejected the notion that he is closing in on perfection and is not satisfied with his right foot.

“I think it’s really important to keep working,” he told Arsenal's official website.

"If you want to develop as a footballer, you have to work on your weaknesses every day. You have to have talent but of course nobody is perfect, and you have to work hard to minimise those weaknesses as well as you can.

"I’m working hard on that - for example, I’m not ambidextrous, so I’m working on my right foot too."

Although Ozil's praises have been regularly sung this season he was often criticised during the early stages of his career in English football.

The midfielder's languid style still divides opinion but Ozil is adamant he has made huge strides since moving to north London in 2013.

“I knew that if I moved to Arsenal, I would develop myself further, especially under the boss.

"I’m on a good way, the team really supports me, the manager gives me his trust and you see that I enjoy myself on the pitch.

“The older you get, the more active you are in the Premier League. You develop yourself and have experiences - that’s what I’m doing at the moment,” he insisted.

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