As we all know, Mesut Ozil just loves an assist.
He loves helping people, whether it be sliding a pass through to Olivier Giroud (who will promptly miss), or helping push a transfer over the line – he just can’t help himself.
And it’s off the field that the German has helped lately, after convincing Shkodran Mustafi to join Arsenal from Valencia.
Mustafi has been the subject of a long-winded transfer chase for the Gunners, who finally announced his arrival yesterday.
At one point, it looked like breaking down as the clubs refused to come to an agreement on the fee, but it’s finally over, and Ozil put a good word in for the Gunners.
Speaking to Sky Germany, Mustafi revealed:
I spoke with Mesut.
He told me everything I wanted to know. How the club is, how it’ s run.
Everything he said was very positive, and I was quickly convinced since I find the club awesome.
It’s not quite the typical English club who plays the typical English football but instead the football that I like.
Ozil has provided countless assists over the years, but this one may just be the biggest of them all, as Arsenal’s defensive crisis threatens to derail their Premier League title challenge before it’s even started.
To be fair, managing to convince a top quality defender to join a club that will look great until February before crashing and burning in spectacular fashion is very impressive.
Nice one, Mesut, you may have just massively increased Arsenal’s chances of not becoming a laughing stock this season.