With a mutual friend and a shared previous experience at Schalke, Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac have plenty in common.
Our No 11 was excited to see the Bosnia international join this summer, and has received the lowdown from Germany team-mate Julian Draxler on our new defender.
"I’ve spoken to a few players who have played with him at Schalke, like Draxler,” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “They said to me that Sead is a really good player with a character that will fit our team.
"What I’ve seen of him on the training pitch so far is that he’s very strong, but character-wise he seems to be a really nice guy. We’re happy to have him in our team.
“If he has questions where I know I can help him, I’ll be very happy to do that,” Ozil continued.
"As a new player, you want to know about where you can live, what you can do, which restaurants are good. If he has any questions, my door is always open to him.
“I don’t know how his English is, but it’s definitely good for him to have so many players and coaches who can speak [German with] and with whom you can communicate. I think that’s definitely very good at the start.”
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