Mesut Ozil says undertaking extra finishing practice after training has aided his superb start to the season.

The German international has shone so far during 2015/16, becoming the first player to ever provide 10 assists in his first 11 games of a Premier League campaign.

Arsène Wenger has called for Ozil to add to his goal tally and the playmaker says he is working hard off the pitch to fulfil his manager’s request.

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“After training there are a few shooting drills that can help with self-belief,” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “In general, when you look at my chances in front of goal, I’ve taken them well.

“Every player wants to score goals. I’m intending to score more this season than in previous years. It’s most important for us to perform well and to be successful - I’m looking forward to giving assists or scoring goals.

“My aim is to score more goals this season than in the last two. I think I’m on a good path and will achieve that.”

Ozil has particularly fond memories of the 3-0 victory over Manchester United at the start of October, when he scored Arsenal’s second goal after a swift counter-attack.

“It all happened quickly,” he added. “The move was really fast and when Theo played the ball back to me, I saw the gap in the corner and put it there.

“For me it was very good, it was a very positive game because I scored a goal and gave an assist. It was a special afternoon for me.”

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Nik Brumsack 11 Nov 2015