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EPL 2016/17: Mesut Ozil speaks about his biggest weakness

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Arsenal maestro, Mesut Ozil, has revealed that his biggest weakness as a footballer is the lack of ability when it comes to using his right foot. The German wizard is one of the best playmakers in the game, but his ability with his right foot is an aspect of his game which he can improve on.

The former Werder Bremen and Real Madrid star admitted that in order for him to improve as a player, he needs to strengthen his weaknesses.

"If you want to develop as a footballer, you have to work on your weaknesses every day," he told Arsenal’s official website.

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While the former Schalke starlet admits that talent is an important factor for succeeding as a footballer, he maintained that working hard to make sure the weaknesses are mended is perhaps the most crucial aspect for a footballer.

"You have to have talent but, of course, nobody is perfect, and you have to work hard to minimise those weaknesses as well as you can. I'm working hard on that – for example, I'm not ambidextrous, so I'm working on my right foot too.”

The World Cup-winning Germany international joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window of 2013. Following an erratic start, he seems to have settled well with the frenetic speed and physicality of the Premier League.

The former Real Madrid number 10 might have adapted to the league, but has admitted that the physical intricacies of the league mean that every footballer must take care of their bodies if they want to stay competitive throughout the season.

"Especially if you play in the Premier League, you have to look after your body because the matches are very demanding and you have plenty of matches. That’s why you have to work hard, to make sure you stay fit.”


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Finally, the Gunner then stated that his decision to join Arsenal was boosted by the fact that he would develop a lot under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger since there would be an incredible amount of support and faith shown in him

"I knew that if I moved to Arsenal, I would develop myself further, especially under the boss. I'm on a good way, the team really supports me, the manager gives me his trust and you see that I enjoy myself on the pitch."

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