Mesut Ozil has recently been quoted saying in an interview with Bild that he desires to receive the most prestigious individual honour in the form of the Ballon d'Or. The pass master believes he is at the right club and in the right football league to achieve the much-coveted prize.
The Premier League player's closest to touch the Ballon d'Or in recent years are Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard and Fenando Torres, the latter being the last player to be nominated from England in 2008 while he was still playing in Anfield.
Only time will tell whether Ozil is successful in he endeavour or not, but this is already very good news for all Arsenal fans. The German playmaker is very well aware of the hard work that has to be put to achieve the heights of a Ronaldo or Messi. With that in mind Ozil can only get better, and a better Ozil means an even better Arsenal.
The Arsenal number 10 has been talking a lot about the physical side of the Premier League and after a very slow and sluggish start of his second season in the red and white shirt, he has really picked up after the turn of the New Year.
It is not a coincidence that a more bulked up Mesut Ozil is performing even better now. This only shows that he is working really hard to achieve his goals and is not planning to leave the Premier League so soon.
So Arsenal fans should be eager for this end of the season drama as they try to challenge for the Premiership title, albeit a Chelsea slip. But with a determined Ozil, Arsenal would certainly be contenders to many trophies in the coming seasons.
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