Interview

Bellerin - We knew Ozil was going to stay

Mesut Ozil

Hector Bellerin was not at all surprised that Mesut Ozil is staying with us, because he knows how much the World Cup winner loves Arsenal and London.

Ozil’s new long-term contract was announced on Thursday after months of speculation over his future.

The Germany playmaker arrived at Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2013 and Bellerin believes Ozil can help guide our new-look team to success.

“Everyone in the training ground, everyone in the team knew he was going to stay,” said Bellerin.
 
“He is a guy that loves London, loves Arsenal and he always gets really angry when things don’t go well. So you know how much it means for him to win or lose for this club. So I think everyone in the club, the dressing room, was sure.

“It is as exciting as a new signing. To have a player with Mesut’s qualities and all he brings to the team to sign for a few more years, it is really exciting for Arsenal and for the fans.”
 
Ozil linked up with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the first time at the Emirates on Saturday, and Bellerin sees a rare quality in our attacking play.
 
“Today I was in the game and I’m seeing the other players we have up front, and even the players we have on the bench who can come on. It makes you think that the creativity and electricity they bring into the team is something that is very rare to find in any other team.”

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