Former Germany international Mesut Ozil’s favourite player at Arsenal has been revealed.
According to Ozil’s agent, Erkut Sogut, his client’s favourite player at Arsenal was Santi Cazorla.
Sogut also said that Ozil’s dramatic decline in his final years at Arsenal was due to the departure of Cazorla.
Recall that Ozil did not make a single appearance for Arsenal under Mikel Arteta in his final nine months before eventually leaving for Fenerbache in January 2021.
“He [Ozil] had Santi for a while and he loved him,” Sogut told AFTV.
“I think probably one of his most favourite players. Mesut is a smart, intelligent player, he reads the game and he is always looking. He loves to play with intelligent players.”
He added, “Santi is very smart, very intelligent and has great technique and that suited Mesut a lot to have him behind him.
“When Santi left you could see it was not the same anymore, right away, it changed.”
Meanwhile, Cazorla left Arsenal for Villarreal in 2018.