Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has paid tribute to former manager Arsene Wenger after being asked to describe him in three words in a Twitter Q&A.
Wenger signed Ozil from Real Madrid back in 2013 and the former German international described Wenger as “Gentleman. Legendary. Invincible.”
Ozil clearly holds Wenger in high regard and his admiration for the Frenchman dates back to his initial decision to join Arsenal, with Wenger instrumental in him signing in the first place.
Speaking at his first press conference, Ozil said: “At the weekend, I was certain I would stay at Real Madrid but afterwards I realised I did not have the faith from the coach or the bosses.
“I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined.
“I would have come here for free, that wouldn’t have been a problem. When I spoke to Arsene Wenger on the phone, he was full of respect, and as a player, I need that.”
Ozil thrived under Wenger’s management, contributing 27 goals and 54 Premier League assists in 142 appearances, averaging a goal every five games and an assist every three.
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