If you did not know the answer to this question, you would never guess which of the current Arsenal squad that our German international star Mesut Ozil picked in his best XI. There are two and it would not take a genius to work out that the brilliant two footed midfield genius that is Santi Cazorla would be one of them.
The other one is a bit tougher and even of I told you that there was a bit of national bias involved, you would probably go for Lukas Podolski or Per Mertesacker, both of whom have appeared for the Mannschaft alongside Ozil many times and both of whom helped to win the World Cup in Brazil last summer.
But Ozil´s choice was Serge Gnabry and to make it even stranger, he picked the young wide man for one of the wide roles. Here is the German playmaker´s complete line up.
Lahm, Boateng, Ramos, Marcelo
Di Maria, Cazorla, Alonso, Ronaldo
Before you get too wound up, I should tell you that as well as the players all having been team mates of Ozil´s down the years, he did pick Gnabry with a cheeky grin, as you can see on the video in this Metro report, and he also reveals the reason is that the young Gunner was sat right next to him at the time and Gnabry does look like he has the strength to tie the older German up in knots.
All joking aside, Ozil has played with some of the best midfielders in the world and this just highlights how good Arsenal´s Spanish midfielder is. Considering the money we paid, was he Wenger´s best signing of the last 10 years?