Mesut Özil took to Instagram to reminisce about his holiday in Istanbul. The 27-year-old was born into a Turkish family in Germany and maintains close ties with the country of his parents.
The World Cup winner speaks Turkish and even has a street named after him in his families home town of Devrek in north-western Turkey.
Özil uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram along with the caption, “M1O #miss u istanbul #özil #ozil #turkey.”
Özil played a staring role in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Germany international provided his 13th assist of the season and received a rating of 7.5 from WhoScored. Giroud scored the Gunners opening goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
The 27-year-old set-up Aaron Ramsey’s strike which doubled his sides lead. The 27-year-old provided two key passes, made two successful dribbles and maintained a passing accuracy of 88%.
Özil is has won the Arsenal Vitality Player of the Month award for the past two consecutive months and has 12 assist in 14 Premier League games this season.