The Arsenal Foundation’s annual fundraising event was named ‘A Night to Inspire’ and was attended by Gunners players and head coach Arsene Wenger.
The Foundation revealed that they have raised over £1million for global charity partner Save the Children.
Wenger was presented with a ‘1 MILLION’ shirt to mark the achievement and was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: “We are proud to support Save the Children’s fantastic work around the world,” said Wenger.”
Özil has also been involved in charitable work elsewhere. The World Cup winner has been a Laureus ambassador for the last nine months and has worked with the foundation on charitable projects.
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation raises funds for projects that provide coaching and education to young people in impoverished regions of the world.
The 26-year-old used his World Cup bonus to fund operations for 23 seriously ill Brazilian children.
Özil was also given the Laureus charity award for helping children in need during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.