Özil has a tattoo of a Lion on his arm with the message, ‘Only God Can Judge Me’ below it.
The 26-year-old posted the following picture along with the caption, “King of the jungle. #inspiration #beast #lion #ozil #özil.”
Özil recently revealed that he sees himself as sharing the traits of a Lion. “I see myself as a bit of a Lion,” Özil said speaking to Fanatik.
The Germany international provided the assist for Olivier Giroud’s opening goal against Palace and made the most key passes in the Premier League today according to Whoscored.
Özil has a total of one assist in two league appearances for the Gunners this season. Özil enjoyed a trophy-laden pre-season winning the Asia Barclays Trophy, Emirates Cup and Community Shield.
The Gunners moved into 11th place on three points after two games following the win over Palace.