Mesut Özil has stated that he does not need to score goals and would prefer to pass the ball to whoever is best positioned to scored.
The 27-year-old did goes onto say that he does understand that shooting himself can also be the best option.
“I am an absolute team player. I don’t need goals for my ego,” Ozil told Sport 1.
“Whoever is positioned best in front of the goal should shoot. But I understand that I need to try to score myself from time to time. I do that now.”
Özil scored Arsenal’s opening goal during their 3-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Bayern Munich beat Olympiakos 4-0 in the other game in the group which leaves Arsenal having to beat the Greek giants on the road.
The former Real Madrid man has already broken two assist records this season. Özil has a total of three goals and 11 assists in all competitions this term.
Arsenal take on Norwich city this weekend as they look to get back to winning ways in the league following the defeat against West Brom last Saturday.