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German Players Suited To EPL –Ozil

Posted: Jul 17, 2015 at 12:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil says it is not surprising that Premier League clubs are bringing in talent from the German Bundesliga.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 30, became the latest player to move from Germany to England when he signed a three-year deal at Manchester United earlier this week.

Ozil, 26, told German TV channel Sport1 that Bundesliga players are well-suited to the switch.

“The style of play and the tempo in the Bundesliga have become a lot quicker in the last few years — similar to how it is in England,” he said.

“That’s why German players are particularly popular, I think, because it doesn’t take them long to get settled in England, while at the same time breathing new life into the team.”

Having seen his progress at Arsenal hampered by injury, Ozil says the most important thing for him during his third season at the club is to “stay healthy.”

Beyond that, he is hoping that he can add a Premier League title to the two FA Cups he has won with the Gunners, while also “making progress in the Champions League.”