Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club İstanbul Başakşehir. Özil is known for his technical skills, creativity, passing skills, and vision. He can also play as a wide midfielder.
The positives Ozil possesses are few and can be summarized simply as his brain and his left foot. But these two features are so refined that he has made himself into one of the world’s best-regarded players. Ozil’s soft touch, control and precision in playing the ball are rivaled by few.
In between, Ozil lost Wenger, his most ardent supporter at Arsenal, and announced his international retirement following a tumultuous World Cup campaign with Germany.
In May 2018, Ozil met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has been accused of human rights abuses but has also spoken out on German politics in the past, which angered the German public.
According to Opta, Ozil created more chances than the likes of Lionel Messi (789) and Cristiano Ronaldo. Dimitri Payet has created the most chances (974) in the top five leagues across Europe in a span of 10 years. The French International is followed by Mesut Ozil who created a total of 916 chances.