Per-the-source, Ozil has labelled his compatriot and team-mate Per Mertesacker as a “role model” and went onto say that he hopes the defender returns to full fitness as soon as possible.
The towering defender is yet to feature for the Gunners this season after suffering a serious knee injury during pre-season.
Ozil and Mertesacker played together at Werder Bremen, the Germany national team and now at Arsenal.
“I’ve known Per for a while, because we’ve played together in Bremen, for the national team and here too,” Ozil told Arsenal Player.
“I can only say positives about him. He gives everything for the team, not just for himself, but for everyone.
“Off the pitch, he watches the games and comes into the dressing room. He’s just a role model and we’re pleased to have him here. I want him to get fit again and back on the pitch as quickly as possible.
“I sincerely hope that he comes back really quickly.”
Meanwhile in other Arsenal team news, Mesut Ozil is yet to register an assist for the Gunners this term. The news may come as a shock to Arsenal fans seeing that Ozil racked up 19 assists for Arsenal last season.
Arsene Wenger’s side are on a five game winning run and are unbeaten in their last eight games. The Gunners take on Swansea City in their next Premier League clash.