Mertesacker wishes Arsenal star Mesut Özil was more selfish [divider]
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker believes that Mesut Özil’s generosity sometimes results in the playmaker not being fully appreciated.
“You can see he is dangerous and has pace when he really wants he is so quick, and he caused a lot of trouble, and was always a threat,” Mertesacker was quoted as saying on ESPN.
“Sometimes I wish he is more selfish in front of the goal, as you can see when he breaks through the lines, he should have scored instead of looking for another player.”
Özil has an impressive assist record. The World Cup winner provided 14 assists in total for the Gunners last season.
The 26-year-old had 81 assists in all competitions for Real Madrid prior to his move to London. In total Özil has a staggering 157 assists and 69 goals in 399 games in all competitions.
The record £42.5 million Arsenal signing has made two assists and scored three goal in 12 appearances for the North-London based club this season.
Özil has two goals and one assist since in 2015 since recovering from a knee injury that ruled him out of action since October.
Mertesacker and Özil were part of the German national team side that won the 2014 World Cup.
Arsenal are currently 5th in the Premier League on 42 points after 23 games and