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​Arsenal midfielder Ozil: I'll never change...

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says that he is not going to change as a player or person.

Ozil spoke about a wide range of subjects during an intimate interview with The Athletic.

The 31-year-old touched on the criticism he receives at Arsenal and with Germany, along with what he expects from his career in the next few years.

When asked about whether he would change his style to hit back at critics that describe his game as lazy, Ozil told the publication: "It's my personality. People want to change me but, since the day I started playing football, I was always like this.

"If a game is not going well or I play a bad ball, of course I get frustrated because I know it can be better. It's the same when I come off the pitch looking angry. I'm a perfectionist and sometimes I want too much perfection.

"It doesn't take me long to get over — I'm not going around the pitch or sat on the bench pissed off for the next five minutes or anything. It's just in that moment and then we continue.

"I realise afterwards it's not good to show this, but it's instinctive, so I don't plan it and it's not easy to change.

"This is me. I'm the same person at Arsenal as I was at Schalke, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid and the German national team. People may want me to change but I've been successful everywhere and I never will."

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