Cape Town - Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he is keen to repay Arsene Wenger's faith in him with good performances.
Ozil, who joined the Gunners from Real Madrid two
years ago for a club record fee that made him the most expensive German
footballer in history, says he is keen to repay Wenger's faith in him with good
The 26-year-old has been criticised throughout his career at
Arsenal, despite winning two FA cups and having created a total of 76 chances
in 2015, more than any other player in the Premier League.
He has, however, always found a staunch supporter in Wenger.
"He (Wenger) has experience and in past years you've seen him
develop some top players," Ozil told the club's website.
"I get on really well with him and he gives me his trust. I'm
thankful to him for that and to be praised by a coach like him means a
"I thank him for that through good performances on the pitch.
I just want to help the team as much as possible on the pitch - that's my
target," the World Cup winner added.
Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The match kicks off at 13:45.