Mesut Ozil may be king of assists at Arsenal, but it seems Arsene Wenger would like him to be a little more selfish.
The Germany international scored a wonderful volley in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Swansea after a sublime pass from Alexis Sanchez, so Wenger’s only complaint was that he doesn’t do it more often.
The playmaker isn’t primarily in the side to score goals, but with a finish like that, he’s shown he’s more than capable.
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Ozil can on occasion be frustrating to watch because of his insistence on picking out team-mates instead of going for goal, but that’s probably how he notches up so many assists.
His manager has urged him to shoot more often, telling the Sun:
“It was an excellent goal, but he doesn’t take enough chances by shooting.
“In training he scores when he wants and the goalkeepers say how he is the hardest to read when it comes to where he is going to put the ball.
“I hope he takes confidence from that goal, and starts shooting more in games.”
With Theo Walcott on such fine form – hitting another brace that put the Gunners two up against the Swans – Arsenal don’t have to worry about scoring goals, but it’d definitely be nice to see more goals like that from Ozil.