Mesut Ozil insists he would not change much about his season, despite Arsenal ending the campaign without a trophy.
Germany international Ozil enjoyed his best season in an Arsenal shirt providing 19 assists and scoring eight goals in all competitions, winning the club’s Player of the Year award and also being nominated for PFA prize.
And yet the Gunners ultimately endured another frustrating term, finishing the season 10 points behind champions Leicester despite being top of the league at the turn of the year.
“There’s not much I’d change about last term. I was fit, played well in a lot of games and was consistent. That’s the main thing as far as I’m concerned,” he told the German FA website.
However, the Gunners’ campaign did finish on a slight high, as they took advantage of Tottenham’s 5-1 defeat at Newcastle to pip their north London rivals to second place, much to Ozil’s delight.
“Tottenham lost heavily on the final weekend of the season and we got to overtake them thanks to a victory,” he added.
“It was certainly a nice end to the campaign. Finishing second was great, but obviously it would have been better to win the league.
“[Leicester] deserve a lot of credit – they were consistent throughout the season and fully deserved to win the title.”