Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Mesut Ozil to recapture his best form next year and be in contention to be named player of the season.

The Germany international sparkled after arriving from Real Madrid in the summer but came under criticism earlier this year before being sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Wenger has admitted that Ozil had looked tired during his first season in the Premier League but is confident the 25-year-old will be back to his best next season.

"Ozil had a jaded period but I will put him on the list to be Player of the Season next season," he told reporters.

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