Arsenal's big summer signing Mesut Ozil has revealed in an interview with the club's official website that he enjoyed playing over the Christmas period.
He said: “I'm very pleased that I'm in this league because you go from game to game very quickly. You play every two or three days and for me it’s better to play more games than train because I love a challenge and here that is perfect."
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid over the summer for £42 million and has had an instant impact at the Gunners, scoring five times and providing ten assists.
Having progressed through the German youth systems before transferring to Real Madrid, Ozil has never experienced life in football without a winter break.
Although he missed two games over the period with shoulder troubles Ozil told Arsenal.com he enjoyed the period.
The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League and Ozil has played a great part in their success so far this term.
He added: "I feel comfortable here. You can see on the pitch when we play together that we have a very good understanding....The team is great and for me it’s been very easy to settle - the German players here have helped me to establish myself quicker than I perhaps would have done were they not here."
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