Mesut Ozil says that his decision to move from Real Madrid to Arsenal in 2013 was unquestionably the right one for him, and that his only unhappy moments have been when he’s been out injured.
The German suffered a 12 week absence last season with a knee ligament problem, but has changed his routines since moving to England to keep up with the physical demands of the Premier League.
“The biggest change started when I was injured last year and I changed my diet and started to look at the small details in my life,” he told Kicker magazine.
“For example I started to have physiotherapy on my days off and made sure I had a good sleep. That is crucial over here. It is the fastest league in the world and we often play twice a week with no winter break.”
He spoke of how happy he was at Arsenal, but played down rumours that a new deal was imminent.
“My contract runs until 2018, that is for another two and a half years,” he said. “There is no need to hurry. There are no talks at the moment but I can only say that I am very happy in London and that my decision to come here from Real Madrid was the right one.
“There is not a single day, apart from when I was injured, that I have not felt great at Arsenal.”