German international hails the English top flight.
Arsenal new boy Mesut Ozil has said that he believes he is now playing his football in the “strongest league in the world” and hopes to “prove himself” with his new club, Sky Sports reports.
The Gunners smashed their transfer record late on Monday’s transfer deadline to bring in the talented German playmaker for a fee believed to be in the region of £43m.
Real Madrid’s pursuit of Tottenham forward Gareth Bale had prompted the 24-year-old to question his future at the club and he is convinced that his eventual decision to leave for Arsenal has been the right one.
“I feel confident that our team will reach our goals. We have a very young and capable squad full of players who will grow stronger.
“I feel positive and I say: ‘Let’s go Gunners’.
“The Premier League is the strongest league in the world and it’s a challenge for me as I want to prove myself and prove I’m with the right club – one that supports me and supports the important players in my side.
“I just can’t wait and I’m looking forward to it as the fans are very emotional in England – they’re crazy about football and I’m looking forward to taking on the league.”
Ozil also believes that he can thrive in the Premier League under the guidance of manager Arsene Wenger, feeling that the Frenchman will be able to get the best out of him after the pair held lengthy discussions over the phone.
In an interview with the German Football Association’s official website, Ozil said: “At the weekend, I was certain that I would stay at Real Madrid.
“But afterwards I realised that I did not have the faith from the coach or the bosses. I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined.
“I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined.
“I am really looking forward to it because I have the faith of the coach. I had spoken to him at length on the telephone, he explained his plans and that he has faith in me – that is what I need as a player.”