Ozil focused on strength training during his spell on sidelines

Arsenal star Mesut Özil

Ozil focused on strength training during his spell on sidelines

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Mesut Ozil has increased his strength in order to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League.

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Özil played his first game since damaging his knee ligaments during a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in October against Stoke City last Saturday.

The 26-year-old looked noticeably bigger than he was during his previous appearance in October against Chelsea.

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The Arsenal playmaker focused on strength training during his spell on sidelines.

The Germany international frequently posted pictures of his training regime while recovering from his injury.

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“I am thrilled to bits. It feels great to be back on the pitch after such a long time on the sidelines,” Ozil stated.”I worked hard for this moment. As I watched the matches on TV I started to get nervous, because I really wanted to play again.

Ozil has made two assists and scored one goal in ten appearances for the North-London based club this season.

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