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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil convinced Mohamed Elneny to join Besiktas

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Ozil told Mo Elneny to join Besiktas
Ozil instructed Elneny to join Besiktas (Picture: Getty)

Mesut Ozil suggested to join Besiktas after falling out of favour at Arsenal underneath Unai Emery.

Elneny has spent three years at Arsenal, however joined Turkish giants Besiktas on season-long mortgage in the course of the summer season.

The 27-year-old was not in Emery’s plans and revealed he sought recommendation from Ozil earlier than deciding to make the transfer to Turkey.

‘Mesut is an amazing man,’ he instructed Milliyet.

‘He is a person that I actually care about. We had great moments collectively at Arsenal.

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‘Of course, I spoke with him earlier than my resolution to come to Besiktas. Mesut is aware of the nation very nicely.

‘He advised me to join Besiktas. After I completed my move to the club, I called him and invited him here.’

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Mesut Ozil is yet to play this season
Ozil is but to play this season (Picture: Getty)

While Ozil is a central determine within the Arsenal squad, the midfielder is but to characteristic for the membership this season.

Illness and harm has stored the 30-year-old sidelined this season, however Ozil did make the bench for Arsenal’s final sport earlier than the worldwide break.

Arsenal resume membership motion on Sunday with an away journey to Watford.

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