Arsenal tell Mesut Ozil to bulk up & score goals

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Arsene Wenger has given Mesut Ozil strict orders to bulk up in the gym in order to help his adaption to the Premier League.

After hitting the ground running following his move from Real Madrid, Arsenal's record signing has seen his early season form dissipate leaving fans frustrated.

Arsenal were mauled 5-1 against Liverpool last Saturday and Ozil has become somewhat of a scapegoat after failing to make an impact on the tie.

Wenger says that Ozil is struggling to cope with the physicality of the Premier League and is taking action in the gym.

The Arsenal manager told reporters: "He thinks it's more physical here for sure and he works on his body strength to deal with it. He works on strengthening his body in the gym."

But his physical strength isn't the only thing Wenger believes Ozil needs to improve. The Arsenal manager is attempting to get his No. 10 to provide more of an attacking threat.

When asked what Ozil needs to improve most, he said: "Goalscoring."

"You want the guy who plays behind the striker to score some goals and sometimes he is too obsessed with making the perfect pass when he could take a shot at goal." 

Wenger hopes to fix his downfalls on the training ground,  "by practising on it and convincing him by showing him situations where he can shoot more. He will do that".

However, Wenger says the lack of available time in a packed season makes no time for improvement.

"The problem at the moment is that we are not practising much at the moment because we are playing every three days," he said.

"Once we used to be able to prepare with everybody together but the problem today is that you cannot practise any more. During the season, we are playing every three days, after that they go to the World Cup. When they come back and have just one week before they are playing again. You can never improve on the training pitch."

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