Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has revealed that he is feeling ‘ice-cold’ in front of goal in training, with Arsene Wenger keen for him to get one the scoresheet more this season.
The 28-year-old has scored seven goals in 13 appearances for the north London outfit this term and has received praise from fans and pundits for his early performances.
However, Ozil has claimed that Wenger is keeping his feet firmly on the ground, stressing that he needs to continue finding the net on a consistent basis for the remainder of the campaign.
‘The manager wants me to score lots of goals. He sees in training that when I have a chance, the ball mostly goes in,’ Ozil told the official Arsenal website.
‘When we train on finishing, he sees that I score lots of goals. He knows that I’m ice-cold in front of goal and he wants to see that in matches.
‘I’m doing that now – I go forward and, while I haven’t changed my game, I’m focusing on scoring goals myself too.
‘Every year he comes to me says, “You need to score more than 10 goals this season – that needs to be your aim because you have the quality”. I’m trying to take that on.’