Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said the recent three month lay off was the worst injury of his career, reports the Express.
The World Cup winner missed 18 games for the Gunners after injuring his knee in October.
Ozil has been slowly getting back up to speed since his return, and has played his part in the Gunners revival since the turn of the year.
Arsene Wenger’s side are in pole position to finish in the Premier League’s top four, and qualified for an FA Cup semi final against either Reading or Bradford after an impressive 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday.
And the club’s record £42.5million signing insists he is glad to be back in the side, having missed playing badly during his lengthy lay off.
“I worked really hard when I was injured,” he said.
“It was the first time in my career that I’ve been out for that long (three months).
“And I missed it. I’ve worked hard and I’m happy to be back. I’m enjoying it and I think that shows on the pitch.”
The former Real Madrid man also said the Arsenal dressing room was high on confidence heading into the final stretch of the season.
“Every game is great for confidence.
“We feel really happy with the way things are going at the moment. We’re pleased with the form we are in and we are hoping to continue that this afternoon as well.”