Ozil - The team-mate I really look up to

He’s been at Arsenal for over three years now, but Mesut Ozil has admired his role model at Arsenal for considerably longer.

The Germany international played alongside Per Mertesacker at Werder Bremen - and says his compatriot is an example to the rest of his peers.

“I’ve known Per for a while, because we’ve played together in Bremen, for the national team and here too,” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “I can only say positives about him. He gives everything for the team, not just for himself, but for everyone.

“Off the pitch, he watches the games and comes into the dressing room. He’s just a role model and we’re pleased to have him here. I want him to get fit again and back on the pitch as quickly as possible.

“I sincerely hope that he comes back really quickly.”


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