Mesut Özil concedes that playing in English football represents something 'out of the ordinary' given the packed fixture schedule, but the Germany international believes Arsenal is the 'perfect' place for him at present.
The 25-year-old was a club record €50 million acquisition from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and has played a prominent role in the north London club's successes so far this season.
Arsenal are the leaders of the Premier League with over half of the campaign having passed while they are also among the final 16 times left in the Champions League, with an encounter against Bayern Munich on the horizon.
Operating in the English game has been something of a culture shock for Özil given that he has previously been afforded a winter break during his time in the Bundesliga and La Liga, but claims he thrives on constant Premier League competition.
"Of course it’s out of the ordinary because I’ve always had a winter break in previous years," he told Arsenal Player.
"In the Premier League, you play every few days - you don’t get a week to relax.
"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.
"I feel comfortable here. You can see on the pitch when we play together that we have a very good understanding."
Özil has scored four times and provided seven assists in his 15 Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season, and he is expected to return to the starting line-up for next Monday's trip to Aston Villa.
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