Mesut Özil has urged his club and fans to never give up via a post on the social media website Instagram as he prepares to make this 30th appearance for Arsenal this season.
The Germany international had to show his fighting spirit this season to come back stronger from a knee injury which kept him out of first team football for three months.
Özil has covered more distance, scored more goals, provided more assists and improved his sprinting since returning from injury at the start of 2015 according to the official Premier League website.
The World Cup Winner was recently found to be the second best performing attacking midfielder in Europe since the turn of the year by the CIES Football Observatory’s latest performance rankings.
Arsenal take on Sunderland next on Wednesday 20 May at the Emirates. The Gunners will then take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on May 30 at Wembley hoping to mount their defence of the cup.