Arsene Wenger looking for Mesut Ozil to add goals to the assists

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The German scored the second against Bayern Munich this week and Wenger is hoping he can find the back of the net more frequently.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is looking for Mesut Ozil to add goals to his game.

The German has been in fine form for the Gunners this season, showcasing his quality as he directed proceedings in the impressive 2-0 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich this week.

He is often highly praised for the number of assists he racks up over the course of a season, with picking a pass a particular strong point of his game, but has been criticised for not contributing enough goals to the side.

He bagged the second against the Germans, though, and Wenger says he is hoping to see a greater return in the future.

“I believe that I have said many times that a player of his calibre you want him to add goals to his assists,” he told

“He looks like he is on the way to doing that as he almost scored in the first half with a right footed shot and scored in the last minute by getting into the box. He is a world-class player and if he adds goals to his game he will be even more respected.”

Given the quality that Ozil brings to the side, there is an argument that he can survive on the number of assists and chances he creates.

However, given the talk about Arsenal’s lack of top-class striking options, the team need other players to step up and score the goals for them, a task the likes of Alexis Sanchez in particular have taken up.

While there is no doubt about Ozil being a word-class player, if he truly wants to reach that next level, then adding goals to his game is a necessity for him and his side.

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