Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Mesut Ozil is hungry to make an impact in the second half of the season.
Wenger spoke with Arsenal.com regarding the German internationals return from injury.
“He is ready. What he is is hungry. They come back from the World Cup and when you come back having won the World Cup, even if I gave them the holiday they needed, the hunger is a bit artificial,” Wenger said.
“You have to be frustrated from competition and slowly get back to realise how much you miss it to come back to normal. I had that before with former players.
“Today he looks hungry – he worked extremely hard to come back. He really pushed himself to the limit of what you can absorb physically.”
Ozil, who has spent the last three months on the sidelines has scored one goal in nine appearances for Arsenal this season.