Arsenal fans desperate for Mesut Ozil to come good on his comments

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Mesut Ozil has made the bold claim that he can win the Ballon d'Or in the next few years as the feels the rigours of the Premier League has made him a better player.

The former Real Madrid man says he "feels physically better than ever" and has set his sight on becoming the best player in the world.

"If I continue to develop well and stay healthy, I would like, in the next few years, to hold the Ballon d’Or in my hands," Ozil told Sport Bild.

"I am convinced that it can happen."

"I’m feeling very positive. I’m a world champion and I play at a top club in the Premier League.

"There is much more of a physical test here than there is in Spain or in the Bundesliga - I constantly have bruises, but that makes me harder. I feel physically better than ever."

Aiming too high?

Such lofty ambitions from the German should be positive for Arsenal, however the £42.5 million acquisition from Real Madrid first has to first become the best player at the Emirates Stadium before he can win the prestigious award. 

But in a season severely affected by injury Ozil is starting to show improvement in Arsenal colours. In his three months on the sidelines he worked on his body strength and this is paying dividends. There is, however, still some way to go.

During his time in La Liga the midfielder was a treasured possession. His former Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Sami Khedira were saddened by his exit, as were many others at the Bernabeu.

Halcyon days

They were right to be so, as Ozil was an instrumental component of the Madrid team which went on to lift the La Liga in the 2011/12 campaign giving more than 20 assists in a record breaking season for the Los Blancos.

It could be said that not all of Ozil's Arsenal colleagues are on the same wavelength as he is, although they really ought to click on a more regular basis by now given how long the 26-year-old has been in north London.

But his comments are encouraging and Arsenal fans will be desperate that, if Ozil does go on to win the Ballon d'Or, he will do so while still playing for their club.

Arsenal fans: do you think Mesut Ozil is capable of winning the Ballon d'Or?

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