Arsenal star, midfielder Mesut Özil, may not be a fan favourite at the moment as far as his Arsenal career is concerned but away from the pitch, it is quite difficult to despise him.
One of the Premier League’s most lethal chance-creators is actually quite chill when he is not tearing down defences on the football pitch.
For one thing, he is married to the love of his life and former Miss Turkey, Amine Gulse, and if their respective Instagram handles are anything to go by, the two are a match made in heaven.
A keen Özil follower will notice that Gulse is always at her hubby’s games, cheering him on as he does what he knows best – football.
Özil also has an Achilles heel, and it is none other than children.
The 31-year old has quite the admiration for young fans and he has been caught on camera severally interacting and making young children's days with his presence alone.
With last Tuesday, 15 October, being his birthday, Briefly.co.za showcased some of Özil’s highlights away from the pitch- where he has an assist or two, depending on how you looked at it.
As far as his Arsenal career is concerned, Özil is facing an uphill task as it is believed that the senior management in the side believe he is not working hard enough to break back into Unai Emery’s plans.
Arsenal’s highest earner might well be looking away from the Emirates after being linked with moves to big clubs in the Serie A, including both Milan sides.