Arsenal star 'delighted' with performance in unfamiliar role

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Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London, on October 20, 2015. Arsenal won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil has stated that he is ‘delighted’ with his performance in a deeper midfield role.

The 27-year-old played in an unfamiliar role during Germany’s impressive 4-1 victory over Italy.

Germany boss Joachim Low played a back three, with the Arenal playmaker sitting further back to counteract the anticipated press from Italy.

“As a ‘sixer’ you do have more touches to the ball than usual,” Ozil told Kicker (via ESPN).

“And I believe that I’ve done a good job and also showed what I can do. That’s why I am delighted.”

The World Cup winners were in ruthless form and were ahead after 24 minutes via a strike from Tony Kroos. Mario Gotze doubled the German’s lead shortly before half time.

The young defender Hector put the Germans 3-0 ahead after 59 minutes while Ozil got on the score sheet in the 75th after converting from the penalty spot.

Ozil has 19 assists and seven goals in 38 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season.

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