The 26-year-old went onto say that people within the game must use the games reach to help people around the world.
“That’s why in football we have to be careful to not lose our grip on reality and it is also important that, through the opportunities football offers, we do good and help,” Özil told the German newspaper Express.
Özil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid back in 2013 for a club record £42.5 million. The 26-year-old still has another three-years left on his contract and is reported to be happy at the club.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was heavily criticised offer the summer for not splashing out during the transfer window. The Gunners were the only team in the Premier League not to sign an out-field player.
Özil was rested for the cup game against Tottenham but is expected to return to the starting line-up against Leicester City on Saturday 26 September at the King Power stadium.