Arsenal star Mesut Ozil convinced Mohamed Elneny to join Besiktas

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Mesut Ozil suggested Mohamed Elneny to hitch Besiktas after falling out of favour at Arsenal below Unai Emery.

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

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 advised Milliyet.

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‘He’s an individual that I actually care about. We had fantastic moments collectively at Arsenal.

‘In fact, I spoke with him earlier than my determination to come back to Besiktas. Mesut is aware of the nation very properly.

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

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

Sickness and damage has saved the 30-year-old sidelined this season, however Ozil did make the bench for Arsenal’s final recreation earlier than the worldwide break.

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

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