Mesut Ozil has stated that he is working to alter his body language in order to ensure Arsenal fans don’t think he gives up during matches.
Despite the 27-year-old’s impressive form, he is regularly criticised for his languid style.
“My goal is to make sure my body language is right,” Ozil was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
“When I make a mistake, I get annoyed and you can tell from my body language,”
“But these days I try to make sure that I don’t do that anymore because in football you can make mistakes and play a bad pass.
“It is more for the fans, the people who watch the game, [rather than team-mates], because they might think that I’m not fighting anymore.”
Ozil has provided the highest number of assists in the league this season (19) and would have had more had it not been for the profligacy of his teammates.
The Gunners star has also created the most chances in the league (122) but Arsenal have the lowest goal record in the top four.
Ozil still has another two years remaining on his current contract but the Gunners are currently locked in talks over renewing his deal.