Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil ‘loved ladies’ and knew ‘how to fire it’, says former teammate Nicklas Bendtner

5 Nov

Nicklas Bendtner has revealed how Mesut Ozil loved the London nightlife and was a hit with the ladies following his move from Real Madrid.

The midfielder moved to Arsenal in 2013 for a club-record £42.5million, clearly keen to sample the club scene in the capital.

Mesut Ozil was reportedly a hit with the ladies during his early days in the capital
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In Bendtner’s new book ‘Both Sides’ reported in the Mirror, he wrote: “Without going into detail you can safely say that there is something about the talk that Ozil was a bachelor. During his first week in London we took the trip three times.

“He does not act crazy or particularly demanding when he is out, but he knows how to fire it. And like so many others, he loves ladies. No doubt about it.

“On his second day at Arsenal, he visited me at training, saying ‘I hear you’re the go-to guy if you want to look around in the nightlife?’

“’It’s not entirely wrong,’ I replied.”

The 31-year-old is now plying his trade for Copenhagen
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The Denmark international was a product of the famous Gunners academy, making his debut in 2005 before a strong of loan moves. Arsene Wenger eventually lost patience and sanctioned a move on a permanent basis in 2014.

Despite Bendtner’s apparent talent, it became the 31-year-old was also something of a character on and off the pitch.

Now at boyhood club Copenhagen, the striker admits his fondness of a night out soon became legendary.

“There are so many who make use of my local knowledge. I almost become a kind of concierge for my teammates”, he added.

Bendtner never managed to kickstart his career with Arsenal
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While Bendtner may have already sealed a move away from the Emirates, it seems as though Ozil is clinging on for the time being.,

The World Cup winner is seemingly out of favour under Unai Emery, with a loan move in January a real possibility.

The 30-year-old has often been cited for his lack of effort on the pitch, with critics citing this as an apparent air of arrogance. But Bendtner maintains this could not be further from the truth.

‘Many people describe the guy as a bit arrogant,’ he continued. ‘But that’s not my experience.

“He is just quiet by nature and it can confuse people.

“That he holds both sides. I understood it. There are always two sides.”

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