Mesut Ozil has revealed the groundbreaking laceless boots that he will wear when his Arsenal side meet Chelsea on Sunday.
The Adidas boots, known as the ACE+ PureControl, are luminous green and will become the first football boots to have no laces.
The German admitted his dislike for laces on previous boots as they often get in the way when he’s playing.
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“My whole career I have tried to minimise the impact of laces on my strike and ball control,” the Gunners playmaker said.
Ozil, who has been magnificent for the Gunners so far this season with 16 assists, may have played a big part in Adidas’ design of their new boot and feels that the finished product are perfect.
“I revealed to Adidas in 2014 that in the changing room I knot the laces over and over again and then tuck in the ends, that way they do not interfere with my touch. When they came to me last year with the laceless boots, it was like they have created my dream product. I cannot wait to wear them on the pitch,” he added.
When asked for one sentence to describe the boot, Ozil kept it simple by saying: "For bosses only."
The 27-year-old missed Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Stoke on Sunday with a slight foot injury but will be hopeful of wearing these new boots when he makes a return to first-team action against for Arsenal's clash against Chelsea on Sunday.
Ozil joined the Emirates side in the summer of 2013 for a reported £42.4 million deal from Real Madrid but, whilst making a good start in North London, soon started to struggle with the physical nature of football in England.
However, Arsenal’s number 11 has arguably been Arsene Wenger’s best player this campaign, providing plenty of assists as they compete for trophies on three fronts.
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