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Arsenal club record signing admits he must be “selfish” to score MORE goals this season

Arsenal midfielder and record signing Mesut Ozil admits he needs to become “more selfish” if he is to find the back of the net more consistently this season.

The playmaker is yet to get off the mark for the Gunners in their opening three games of the new campaign and he and his teammates were left frustrated on Monday night as they were held to a goalless draw by Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.

Ozil has scored 12 goals since his arrival from Liga BBVA giants Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 and was set a target of double figures from manager Arsene Wenger at the start of the season [via Independent Sport].

The German World Cup winner spoke of his desire to score more goals to the club’s official website:

“I want to score more goals than in the last two seasons and that’s my aim for this season,” he revealed.

“My aim is to help the team and I’ll do all I can to achieve that. In truth I’m more the sort of player who doesn’t really go for goal, I tend to look for my team-mates and think, ‘Can I play this pass’?”

“I think now and then I need to become a bit more selfish – then I’d definitely score more goals,” Ozil added.

The 26-year-old will be hoping to notch his first goal of the season at the weekend as the Gunners face a tricky test against Newcastle United at St James’ Park as they look to go into the international break on a high.

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