Mesut Özil

attacking midfielder - Arsenal FC

Mesut Özil
Mesut Özil was born on 15 October 1988) is a German footballer who plays for Premier Leagueclub Arsenal and the German national team. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009.

He gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded to the tournament's best player. Özil started his senior career at hometown club Schalke in the Bundesliga in 2006, transferred to Werder Bremen in 2008 and transferred to Real Madrid in August 2010 following his breakout performance at the FIFA World Cup with Germany. On transfer deadline day of summer 2013, he moved to Arsenal in a club record of £42.5 million.