Mesut Ozil advised Leroy Sane to join Manchester City

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Mesut Ozil appears to be so bored with the lack of transfer activity at Arsenal, he has taken to giving their Premier League rivals a helping hand in their summer market pursuits.

The German playmaker was probably hoping to get a new world-class striker to aim his pinpoint passes at but has seen Arsene Wenger try and fail in pursuits for Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette.

Perhaps he could have attempted to coax Thomas Muller to north London during Germany's Euro 2016 campaign but it seems he was too busy convincing Leroy Sane that Manchester City would be a good place to develop his career.

The 20-year-old recently completed a £37million move from Schalke to the Etihad, signing a five-year deal and putting his career in the capable hands of Pep Guardiola. But the move may have never come to fruition without a few words of advice from Ozil.

Along with Liverpool's Emre Can, the trio enjoyed a break together following Germany's semi-final exit in France and Sane's potential move to the Premier League was high on the agenda.

Word of advice

Ozil told Spox: "Naturally, the Premier League was a topic we discussed several times. I told Leroy that I regard it as the best league in the world and that young players can develop well there.

"That is why I was happy for him when the transfer materialised. He will improve a lot under Pep Guardiola."


Sane joins a number of players to have made the move from England from the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach's Granit Xhaka joining Arsenal.

Ozil says he had grown accustomed to the sight of the Swiss midfielder and was thoroughly pleased to see the Gunners agree a deal to sign him. 

He said: saying: "I knew Granit from the Bundesliga, which I regularly follow. He brings enormous quality and even more potential. He is a strong tackler and has a superb ball control. Everyone is enthusiastic about him."


Ozil also spoke about his lust for winning silverware, something which has largely alluded Arsenal for much of the last 12 years. While he may have added a World Cup and an FA Cup to his medal collection, the 27-year-old says he is still hungry to win more.

"I have always said that I want to play successful football and win titles," he added. "I'm yet to win the English championship or the Champions League."

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