German playmaker, Ozil has showed interest in grabbing Jack Wilshere's number 10 jersey due to its availability.
Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil
Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has reiterated his desire to take over the no 10 shirt from Jack Wilshere, who is spending the season on loan at Bournemouth.
“I would love to wear the No. 10. I always wanted it, the club has known it from day one,” he told Kicker.
“When I came here in 2013, Jack Wilshere had the No. 10. The club said I’d get the number once it’s free. Since Wilshere’s departure last summer, the number’s free, but I have yet to get it.”
The Germany international also insisted that the Gunners were still in the Premier League title race, despite being eight points behind leaders Chelsea.
Asked if Arsenal are already out of the title race, Ozil said: “Definitely not, the past has shown it. We led the league around a year ago, and more than a few thought we’d now go on and win the title. Chelsea are in that role now. We need to get on a roll, and you are nearing the top soon enough. I am convinced that we can still achieve our goal to be at the very top at the end.”