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Mesut Ozil:’I’m not the type of player to chase after the ball the whole time’

Former Real Madrid player Mesut Ozil has been facing a lot of criticism for his attitude when the Gunners are out of possession.

The 28-year-old Arsenal man has the explanation for his play style.

“I’m not the type of player to chase after the ball the whole time, everyone knows that,” Ozil told Sport Bild. “My potential lies far more on the offensive side.

“I’m supposed to be dangerous, create chances, score goals. When I don’t get the ball, that’s difficult.”

“I started strongly but – like the team in general – have not kept up my performance,” he admitted.