Be more selfish - Wenger tells Arsenal star Ozil

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Arsene Wenger has told Mesut Ozil he wants the Arsenal attacker to be more selfish.

Mesut Ozil has been told by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to be more selfish in front of goal.

The German international was on hand to open the scoring for the north Londoners FA Cup quarter final win over Everton after enduring a goal drought of over three months.

Ozil faced a raft of criticism since his £42 million move to England and was even booed by his own country's supporters after he was substituted during their friendly win over Chile in midweek.

But Wenger has hailed the 25-year-old following today's 4-1 win at the Emirates Stadium and believes he should consider being a little less selfless in front of goal.

"Of course it's important for him and the way he took his chance. Sometimes you want him to take more of a chance because he looks always for the good pass so I hope that will encourage him," he told his post-match press conference.

"What I like with him is physically he looked regenerated, having more pwoer in his runs. What as well I liked, he did a lot of dirty work for a player like him in the first half; on a counter attack, he came back.

"When he plays like that, you have a better chance to win the game."

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