Mesut Ozil had Arsenal fans praising his class on Friday as he shared a video of a meeting with a young fan who sadly lost his eyesight due to a rare disease.
It hasn’t been straight-forward for the 30-year-old on the pitch this season as he has struggled to cement his place in Unai Emery’s starting line-up.
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However, he was given the nod against Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie at the Emirates on Thursday night, helping the Gunners to a 2-0 win.
After the game, he seemingly made this young fan’s night as Ozil met ‘Mikey’, who lost his eyesight due a rare disease.
It’s really not that often you see footballers make gestures like this, especially those at the top level, or perhaps some of them do so without posting on social media.
Nevertheless, what matters is that Ozil has arguably inspired this young lad to continue to play football with his caption below, and gave him a memorable moment to meet his hero. Well played, Mesut.
Happy to have had the chance to meet my special fan Mikey yesterday. He lost his eyesight due to a rare eye disease but this certainly does not stop him from playing football ??? I know you’ll continue to follow your dreams, young man ??? #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa pic.twitter.com/fVdj1tOTwG
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 12, 2019
Such a beautiful gesture. ??? pic.twitter.com/IntXbS2UyP
— S.Anam (@CarpeDi3m_) April 12, 2019
— Perry ?? (@docksarsenal) April 12, 2019
You’re an amazing man Mesut. A herö!
— Haz (@Belleriniesta) April 12, 2019
??? for a reason ??????
— WizardOfÖzil (@Obsessive_Ozil) April 12, 2019
Besides ozil being the greatest player, he also has a big heart. I love u ozil
— Bigfish? ?? (@to_Clive) April 12, 2019
Wonderful Mesut . What an amazing little boy ??
— Victoria (@Vicster82) April 12, 2019
Not many footballers would do this massive respect
— Kieran (@ZaLiuX_) April 12, 2019
Brilliant Mesut ??
— The Bald Gooner (@TheBaldGooner) April 12, 2019
RESPECT, you have a beautiful heart ??
— W (@VirEnemy) April 12, 2019
Class, love you Mesut ??
— Jad ~ ?? ~ ?? (@Unai_Emeryates) April 12, 2019