Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed who his ‘role model’ is, according to Arsenal Player (via Standard).
The report states that the 27-year-old view’s his team-mate Per Mertesacker as a “role model.”
“I’ve known Per for a while, because we’ve played together in Bremen, for the national team and here too,” Ozil was quoted as saying by the Standard.
“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.”
Mertesacker is yet to make an appearance for Arsenal this season following a knee injury. The towering defender and Ozil played together at Werder Bremen, the Germany national team and now at Arsenal.
Ozil is yet to register an assist for Arsenal this season. The news may come as a shock to Gunners fans seeing that the 27-year-old racked up 19 assists for the north London based club last term.
Arsenal are on a five game winning streak and are unbeaten in their last eight encounters. The Gunners take on Swansea City in their next Premier League clash on October 15.