I play for the team not personal accolades says Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

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Mesut Ozil has shed light on his decision making process while playing for Arsenal.

The 27-year-old stated that he will always pass the ball to a teammate in a better position rather than score as he is not interested in personal awards and accolades.

“I am the one making the decisions on the pitch, and I make them like I’ve always made them,” Ozil said in an interview with kicker.


“When one of my teammates is better positioned, I will pass the ball, because I play for the team and not for me.” 

Ozil has provided 16 assists in 17 Premier League games which is more than any other player in England and the top five leagues in Europe including France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

The 27-year-old has also been awarded two Player of the Month awards for October, November and is currently favourite to win the December addition as well.

Arsenal on Sunderland in the FA Cup next weekend and travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in their next league games.

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