Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he is glad with the way he has adopted to English football and loves the “challenge” of playing every two or three days, despite having to miss his winter break for the first time in his career.
The Germany international also admits his fellow internationals at the North London outfit- Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker- have helped him settle in easily at the Emirate Stadium.
The 25-year-old missed two matches between Christmas and New Year due to a shoulder problem, but says the fixture schedule at this time does not trouble him.
“Of course it’s out of the ordinary because I’ve always had a winter break in previous years,” he told Arsenal Player. “In the Premier League, you play every few days – you don’t get a week to relax.
“I’m very pleased that I’m in this league because you go from game to game very quickly. You play every two or three days and for me it’s better to play more games than train because I love a challenge and here that is perfect.
“I feel comfortable here. You can see on the pitch when we play together that we have a very good understanding.
“The team is great and for me it’s been very easy to settle – the German players here have helped me to establish myself quicker than I perhaps would have done were they not here.
“But ultimately I feel pleased. The people are very friendly and welcoming.”