; born 15 October 1988) is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team.
Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009.
“So many people would flip but if the couple at some point announced they were engaged I’d be happy,” tweeted one fan. On Monday, Mesut Özil’s rep said “no comment” when asked whether the 28-year-old footballer was tying the knot.
So if you'd like to get to know a bit more about this talented football player, read on! Ozil's grandfather worked at a metals mine after immigrating to Germany 40 years ago.
His father is self-employed, and his mother is a housewife.
Mourinho enjoyed a close relationship with Ozil during his time in Spain but the German’s revealed he shocked his former boss by moving to Arsenal.
‘I sensed that this man [Arsene Wenger], who I’d never met personally, had a very high opinion of me and trusted me. ‘I contacted another club because it seemed to be the only possible way out. There were thousands of things to sort out if I were to actually move to London.