Ever since his arrival at the Emirates stadium, Mesut Ozil has proved to be a vital cog in the Arsenal setup. A versatile midfielder, Ozil thrives in advanced playmaking roles - as a winger on either flank or as an attacking midfielder through the centre. His creative ability and offensive prowess have also earned him the tag of 'assist-king' in the world of football.
While he might have struggled to get adequate starts under new manager Unai Emery, there is little doubt over his popularity as a football icon. Cherished by football fans across the globe, Ozil seems to have found a new fanbase in India.
The @Arsenal family does not only have members in the UK and Europe, but all around the World ðâ¤ Thank you for supporting me all the way from India ð®ð³ @Arsenal_Mumbai, I'm happy you like the present I've sent you ððð¼#YaGunnersYa #ArsenalFamily #WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö pic.twitter.com/nNugMSDOQd— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 5, 2019
Showcasing immense support for Arsenal and himself, the German midfielder shared a picture of the gift he sent his fans in Mumbai. Taking to Twitter, the 29-year-old wrote: "The @Arsenal family does not only have members in the UK and Europe, but all around the World. Thank you for supporting me all the way from India @Arsenal_Mumbai, I'm happy you like the present I've sent you".
Look at this @RanveerOfficial ðð®ð³â¤— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 5, 2019
If his social media post elated football fans, the Arsenal star's decision to tag English Premier League's Indian ambassador Ranveer Singh, further struck a chord with everyone. "Look at this @RanveerOfficial," he tweeted.
Mesut Magic is a global phenomenon! :) India loves you, Mesut Bhai!— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 5, 2019
Responding to Ozil's tweet, Ranveer replied: "Mesut Magic is a global phenomenon! :) India loves you, Mesut Bhai!".
Ozil and Ranveer share a special bond ever since the latter visited the Wembley stadium during Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup win over Chelsea in 2017. A few months back, Ozil had also expressed his desire to visit India and meet Ranveer during his trip. To which, Ranveer had replied: "India awaits you with open arms and a whole lotta warmth, Mesut Bhai! promise you some sweet memories! Soon... Insha Allah!".
The bromance between Ozil and Ranveer was once again in full display on the social media as the Indian fans showered praise on the duo.
Ppl here in India Love you... Stay at @Arsenal forever brother ð¤— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) March 5, 2019
This is class from @MesutOzil1088 !!! ðð— One Love Arsenal (@1LoveArsenal) March 5, 2019
He is gonna die seeing your tweet.. Ranveer is very big fan of yours sir!— Junior Ranveer ð¤ (@itsSmitBhatt) March 5, 2019
Wow!! Ranveer is gonna love this tweetâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Lots of love from India Mesut “bhai” (as he calls u)â¤ï¸
OMG THIS CONVO IS GOLD.
Lots of love from India.â¤