Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed to The Mirror how he felt when he was out for a good chunk of the 2014-15 season.
The Germany international was on the sidelines for over three months between early October and mid-January with a knee ligament injury.
Ozil struggled to make an impact in the opening weeks of the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, but he played an important role after his comeback from injury.
The former Real Madrid star scored four goals and created 70 chances in 22 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 88% and a shot accuracy of 54%.
The 26-year-old has now revealed how he felt watching his Arsenal teammates from the sidelines.
“For me personally it was sad to be out injured for so long,” Ozil told The Mirror.
“It was the first time in my career I have been out for so long and there I really felt that I missed football. I saw the games and thought ‘I want that back.’”
Besides helping Arsenal finish third in the Premier League, Ozil also played a part in the Gunners’ winning the FA Cup for the second year in a row.
The German will now want to raise his game even higher and guide Arsenal to the Premier League title next season.