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Ozil: I need to be more selfish

Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring for his club Arsenal. PHOTO/File

Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring for his club Arsenal. PHOTO/File

LONDON, September 8- Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil admits he may have to be more selfish in front of goal if he wants to contribute more goals to the side.

The Germany international has come under fire time and again for his lack of scoring for the Gunners, having netted just 12 goals in 76 appearances.

Ozil believes his low tally is due to his instinct to create chances for his teammates, though he does admit he needs to be a tad more selfish when he gets the chance.

“In truth I am more the sort of player who doesn’t really go for goals,” Ozil told Arsenal Player.  “I tend to look for my team-mates and think ‘can I play this pass?’.

“I think now I need to become a bit more selfish, and then I would definitely score more goals.

“But I am a player who thinks for the team first and not my own needs and that’s why I will carry on to play the way I always do.

“I think that is one of my distinguishing characteristics.”

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