Mesut Ozil: Whatever happens, I know Arsenal fans are with me

The German is brimming with self-confidence at the Emirates Stadium.

Mesut Ozil says he has made the confident realisation that both Arsenal as a club and the Gunners faithful will always be with him not against him, according to the London Evening Standard.

Indeed, the 26-year-old playmaker discussed the difficult period in his Arsenal career when he received criticism for his form and lack of fitness.

Injury troubles themselves got Ozil down psychologically but the German says his best moment of the season was his very first game back from injury.

According to the midfielder, that was when he realised - no matter what - Arsenal as a club and the Arsenal fans will always be on his side.

Ozil said: "My best moment [of the season] was the first game back after my injury against Stoke City. The fans cheered a lot when I was brought on. That was a brilliant feeling and helped me a lot.

"From then on I understood: no matter what happened, the club and the fans are always with me."

And more Ozil quotes that will no doubt delight fans of the north London side come from the 26-year-old's assertion about his self-confidence.

Indeed, the Arsenal man, who formed a strong bond with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho during his time at Real Madrid, says Arsene Wenger's opinion is the most important thing for him.

Wenger, he says, gives Ozil plenty of self-confidence: "But the most important thing is the opinion of my coach. I have a lot more self-confidence when he is with me. I always had that feeling with Arsene Wenger."

Are more good things to come from Ozil at the Emirates, then...?

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