"I am no longer a talent but an experienced player who has played in three countries. I take responsibility," Ozil told Sport Bild.
"The FA Cup win means that I have won three finals. I was voted Germany player of the year three times running and in the team of the year in England - always by the fans - and that is also important to me.
"I feel that I have the trust of Joachim Low and Arsene Wenger and that I have earned it.
"I am now 25 years old and at that age every footballer in the world plays in a different way to what he did when he was 21.
"And, of course, my role at Arsenal is different in so much that I have more responsibility than I did at Real [Madrid]. And I like that."
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