Mesut Ozil says that marital bliss can help him when he pulls on an Arsenal shirt this season.
Our German playmaker tied the knot with Amine in Istanbul this summer and he thinks that his relationship with his wife will have a positive knock-on effect.
"Outside the pitch, you have to be happy," he said."
"If you find the right person, which is what I did, you’re more calm in your life. I think it helps a lot in your job as well.
"I am really happy, I am healthy, and I got married so I am calm. You want always to win a title so we are working hard and let's see what happens."
Mesut spends most of the year in London, so a wedding in Istanbul took some organising - but it was amazing.
"It’s always difficult to plan everything during the season," he said.
"When you live in London but the wedding is in Istanbul, it’s difficult and needs time. The first two weeks of my vacation, it was really hard to organise everything to make everything fixed with my wife.
"But it was an amazing wedding, we had a lot of fun with my friends and family and her friends and family. We had a good time.
"I am very happy and excited."
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