The Germany international joined the Gunners for £42.5 million in the summer and arrived with much fanfare.

But after a promising start to life in the Premier League, Ozil has seen a sharp decline in his form and he missed a penalty in the 2-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

Though he has come under fire from the English press after struggling to live up to expectations, Ozil claims he doesn't get too worried by it all.

"Nearly every player who is new to Premier League needs time to settle in,” Ozil told German magazine Sport Bild.

“Here, you meet other challenges. It was clear that I would endure a difficult spell because I missed all of Arsenal’s preseason preparation.”