Arsenal and German star Mesut Ozil says that he has complete trust in manager Arsene Wenger making him a better player.
The Gunners’ club-record signing is currently recovering from a knee injury suffered at the start of October, and is not expected to feature again until early 2015.
Ozil, who helped Germany win the World Cup last summer, has often been criticised for perceived inconsistent displays, with questions raised over whether the former Real Madrid playmaker could cope under the physical demands of the Barclays Premier League.
Wenger, however, retains complete faith in the £42.5m midfielder, who is in no doubt that he is at the right club and under the right manager to move his game forward.
Speaking to Esquire magazine, Ozil said:
“He (Wenger) knows what he wants and I know he can bring me a step forward; he trusts me in that way and I trust him, completely.
“For the team, a trophy is the biggest thing to get and we got one (last season with the FA Cup), but as a player, there are other things – being the best player in the world, other cups, the Champions League.
“For now, I am not making any plans for what happens after my career. I am just really happy to be here.”
Ozil will not let the constant debate over his consistency cloud his focus. The 26-year-old added:
“I have been in this business so long now, I have been a professional since I was 16, 17.
“I don’t care what the press thinks about me as football changes from day to day. You can play well one day and badly the next. I’m used to it.”