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Ozil on the Defensive

  • ESPN FC, Monday, September 22, 2014 3:27 PM

In an interview with German news outlet FAZ, Arsenal’s much-maligned playmaker Mesut Ozil defended his record as well as his commitment to the Gunners. Ozil, who scored his first goal and registered his first assist of the Premier League season in a 3-1 win at Aston Villa on Saturday, said: "Ten weeks ago, I was voted into the Premier League XI for last season, I then won the World Cup, and this was followed by the summer break. And only a few games into the season everything is questioned once again? But I know what I am capable of and have always come out on top." When asked about his commitment to the Gunners, he said: "I don't play to prove others wrong, I play for Arsenal. ... I do have the feeling that I am judged more critically [than other players].”

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