Ozil believes new fitness regime will prevent future injuries

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Ozil believes new fitness regime will prevent future injuries [divider]

Arsenal star Mesut Özil believes his new fitness regime and diet plan will help prevent future injuries.

The World Cup winner missed three months with injury after sustaining a blow to his knee in October.


“I underwent treatment to get myself fit as soon as possible and to prevent the injury from returning. I’m on a good path now,” Özil told the official Arsenal website.

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Özil underwent strength and fitness training during his time out on the sidelines.

The 26-year-old has been praised for his work rate since returning from injury.

Özil covered an average of 10.48 km before his injury and 10.84km since fully recovering and returning to the team according to the Telegraph.

The Arsenal star started in his preferred central attacking midfield role against West Ham on Saturday.

The Gunners won the game 3-0 and moved just one point behind second placed Manchester City in the Premier League.

Özil completed 64 passes at an 84 percent accuracy against the Hammers and made two key passes over the course of the game according to Whoscored.