Mesut Ozil admits he struggled to adapt to the English game after Arsenal move from Real Madrid

Mesut Ozil admits he struggled to adapt to the English game after Arsenal move from Real Madrid

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Arsenal star Mesut Özil has stated that he is loves playing in the Premier League even though it took him time to adapt.

The German International joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for £42.5 million at the start of last season.

Özil also told Arsenal Player that the Premier League is more demanding than the Bundesliga or La Liga.

“I needed to familiarise myself with the Premier League, because it’s very intensive here,” Özil told Arsenal Player.

“There are a lot of what we call ‘English weeks’ in Germany – where you play twice, and there’s no winter break either.

“It’s demanding because you don’t have many breaks to recover, but as a footballer it’s great to have so many games and I’m the sort of player who prefers playing in many matches – that’s why I fit perfectly here.”

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Özil was selected as Arsenal Vitality Player of the Month and has provided the highest number of assists for his side since his return from injury.

Arsenal take on Liverpool next in the Premier League after the international break. The Gunners are currently in third place, just one point behind second placed Manchester City.

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