'Curious' Ozil targets self-improvement

Mesut Ozil has emerged from a whirlwind two weeks and is excited and "curious" about his new challenge at Arsenal.

The 24-year-old completed his move from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day but only arrived in England after fulfilling international commitments with Germany this week.


Wenger and Ozil press conference

Ozil trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Thursday and then held a joint press conference with Arsene Wenger, where he outlined his early impressions of Arsenal.

"It has been very interesting," said Ozil.

"I could not think a lot about Arsenal [at first], because I had to focus on the German national team, but of course I talked to Mertesacker and Podolski about Arsenal, I asked them how the Club is and how the people are here.

"Of course I am curious. this is something very new for me. I have only heard positive things and know myself how this club is.

"It is a very familiar [well-known] club, a very successful club with very young players, and the young players develop very well here. This was one of the reasons why I chose to come here, I want to continue to improve myself.

"I am really happy to be here under such a great manager."

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