Former Arsenal and Germany Star Mesut Ozil Retires
The 34-year-old Mesut Ozil played 254 times for Arsenal and won four FA Cups with the club. He also made 159 appearances for Real Madrid and won LaLiga and the Copa del Rey. The German international also won 92 caps for his country, scoring 23 goals and winning the World Cup in 2014.
Mesut Ozil, a former playmaker for Germany, has announced his retirement from the game.
Ozil claims that the recent injuries he sustained were a factor in his choice.
In the Turkish Super Lig for the previous three years was the 34-year-old.
Having played four times for Basaksehir, Ozil announces his retirement.
Over the course of his 17-year career, he made more than 500 appearances.
“After thoughtful consideration, I’m announcing my immediate retirement from professional football,” Ozil tweeted on Wednesday.
He added: “It has been an amazing journey filled with unforgettable moments and emotions.
“I want to thank my clubs – Schalke, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal FC, Fenerbahçe, Basaksehir and the coaches who supported me, plus teammates who have become friends.”