Video: Mesut Ozil’s first interview with Arsenal
Mesut Ozil says Arsene Wenger is one of the main reasons he chose to join Arsenal.
Speaking to the club’s media team for the first time, the former Real Madrid man said he had been convinced to join the Gunners because he felt Wenger could help him to develop further as a player.
Arsenal’s style of play was also a major factor.
He said: “I chose Arsenal because they are one of the top clubs in England. The coach is a world-class manager – he’s demonstrated that for years. A lot of players have developed under his guidance in the past and that’s why I decided to join Arsenal.
“I want to improve myself further and I’m looking forward to the style of play. Arsenal are well known for the strength of their technical game and their desire to play attacking football. I think I will fit perfectly into that.
“That’s why I chose to sign for the club.”
The Germany international believes he can help the Gunners to end their trophy drought.
He continued: “In the last few years, Arsenal haven’t been so successful but we want to become more successful. We want to win trophies. I think the fans are looking forward to that too.
“We have a very strong and a very young team that can improve a lot under the manager. I think we will win trophies because we have the potential [to do so].”