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Mesut Ozil on his season objectives and the manager's praise


Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is ready to score more goals and provide more assists to help the Gunners this season.

The Germany international turned provider thirteen times for his team-mates last season and found the back of the net seven times, a record he's determined to improve.

"I'm very proud [of my assist record]," Ozil told the club's official website.

"Often there is a lot of talk or a lot written about goals and not necessarily about who has given the assist, which is normal. But you can't forget that the assists are just as important as goals.

"But it doesn't matter who sets up the goal or who scores it, the most important thing is that we are successful as a team. I'm a player who doesn't score that many goals but gives a lot more assists.

"Of course my aims this season are to score lots of goals and provide many assists to help the team.

"I'm positive that I can do that because I have the potential and the faith of the coach."

Manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for the 25-year-old and the midfielder says it's always encouraging to have the support of the boss.

"I'm not so sure about the praise," Ozil added.

"You always have to deliver on the pitch. I'm so proud to play for a club with so many fans but my goal is firstly to help the team on the pitch and I do that.

"What's most important for me is what the boss thinks of me.

"He gives me his trust and he knows the potential I have. I'm just thankful that he's given me his faith and I think that if he says I play intelligently, then he's probably right!"

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