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Arsenal Nice Guy Mesut Ozil Donates £350k Of World Cup Winnings To Sick Brazilian Children

The Gunners record signing gives something back to the host nation.

Having helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup on Sunday, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has confirmed he has donated £350,000 of his winnings to charity.

The 25-year-old has spread the money across 23 different children’s surgeries across Brazil to represent each of the 23 players in the German squad that won the tournament in South America.

Initially when Ozil pledged the money there was widespread confusion on the Internet about where the funds had gone, with rumours that the attacking midfielder was supporting children in Gaza injured during the ongoing conflict in the area.

As a result the Gunners star’s representative Roland Eitel had to deny the claims and state exactly what had happened.

“The claim that Mesut donated money to Gaza is not true,” Eitel was quoted by the Telegraph.

“Maybe in the future, who knows? He donated money to causes in Brazil and he is now on holiday.”

However, the Algerian national team did donate their £5.25m bonus from the World Cup to help the plight in Gaza, with striker Islam Slimani simply stating that they needed it more.

There was a strong contingent from the Emirates Stadium in the World Cup winners party, with Ozil joined by club teammates Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski.

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