Ozil: I give everything on the pitch for Arsenal

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Despite criticism over his work rate, the German international insists he is always 100 per cent committed when representing the Gunners

Mesut Ozil says he is giving his all for Arsenal despite being consistently mired in transfer speculation. 

Several outlets reported last week that the German had told team-mates he would be leaving the Gunners for Manchester United this winter. 

With the 29-year-old in the final year of his current deal, Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke also came out to make it clear that the club would like to keep him around.

Ozil, for his part, was happy to get the backing and says he'll give his best for the Gunners, though was not ready to clarify anything about his future.  

Ozil 5/4 anytime goalscorer v Swansea

"It's very nice to hear that [Kroenke's comments] and to see that - he's the major shareholder," Ozil told Sky Sports.

"I'm happy here, and I do my job to 100 per cent as I always have. I give everything and leave it all on the pitch for the team.

"The most important thing is football. I want to give everything, 100 per cent for this club.

"It's important for me to give my all and enjoy playing as well. Whatever else happens, we will see in the future."

The former Real Madrid man turned in a star showing against Everton in a 5-2 win on Sunday, and is now focusing on consistently showing his quality despite being used on the wing rather than in his preferred No. 10 role. 

"I know myself better than anyone else and I'm someone who needs to have fun on the pitch," Ozil added.

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"Everyone knows my favourite position is the playmaker, the No 10, at the moment the coach plays me on the right and it's a thing I need to accept and to show my quality in that position.

"Of course I'm happy to perform and give good performances individually, but it's more important that we do that as a team. I think we did that really well against Everton.

"We came back very strongly, especially as we were 1-0 down. To come back as strongly as we did is pleasing.

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"We have lots of quality in this team as we have shown. It's important to be consistent if we want to be successful.

"We know we have the quality, we just have to give our all and believe in ourselves. If we can do that I'm convinced we can win trophies."

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League, level on 16 points with fourth place Chelsea, and face a home match against Swansea City on Saturday. 

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