Ozil reacts to Pele comparison: Mesut Ozil goes undercover on Twitter to search for discussions about him, and receives a pleasant surprise.
Arsenal have made a solid comeback after a poor start to the season, and Unai Emery’s side is currently on a 16-game unbeaten run. The Gunners, however, are 5th in the table after Arsenal played three consecutive draws in the Premier League.
Arsenal trail Tottenham, who are 4th and three points ahead of their city rivals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette may have been crucial to Arsenal’s goalscoring prowess this season, but Mesut Ozil continues to play a key role in the middle of the pitch.
The former German international has been impressive for Arsenal under Unai Emery, and a fan on Twitter even compared the midfielder to Brazilian legend Pele, stating that Ozil can claim the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) title.
The Arsenal midfielder went undercover on Twitter with handle @itsmemesut and reacted to the tweet.
Mesut Ozil on Pele comparison:
The German midfielder was compared to Pele by a fan, who wrote, “Unpopular Opinion:- Mesut Ozil has a better claim to the GOAT status than Pelé.”
Unpopular Opinion:- Mesut Ozil has a better claim to the GOAT status than Pelé.
— Heisenburger🏟️ (@DeLigtenment) October 15, 2018
Mesut Ozil was overwhelmed by the tweet and thanked the fan for his compliment, but stated that Pele is a legend.
Here is how the Arsenal midfielder reacted to the fans’ tweet.
@DeLigtenment Thank you for that. But Pele is a legend.
He scored a lot of goals, he won the World Cup at 17 or 18. I have huge respect for Pele
— Mesut Ozil (@itsmemesut) November 13, 2018
The Arsenal midfielder has reacted to multiple tweets, giving witty answers to the different compliments he received from the Twitter users.
You can see all the tweets from Mesut Ozil in a video posted by Arsenal on their YouTube:
Arsenal will return to the Premier League next week when they take on Bournemouth, who are 6th in the table.
As international break commences this week, Mesut Ozil enjoys his time off-the-field as he has retired from international football.