- Mesut Ozil promises to help no fewer than one thousand kids get life-changing surgeries
- The Arsenal midfielder ties the knot with his spouse this summer and has told the guests to donate to the cause as against lavishing gifts on him
- Ozil has also committed his future to the north London club despite links away from the club
No fewer than one thousand will undergo life-changing surgeries courtesy of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and his wife Amine Gulse.
The 2014 World Cup winning star has been thrown under heavy criticism both at the national and club level over his commitment to both sides.
Ozil retired from international football last year following the backlash of his visits to Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to BBC, the couple are planning to use the gesture to mark their wedding this month with possibility of the Turkish head of states attending the event.
The duo met in 2017 and one year later, the German midfielder gave the 25-year-old an engagement ring.
BBC further reports that the 30-year-old has asked guests to donate funds which will be used for the further treatment after the operations of children in developing countries.
Ozil insisted that he and his wife would be responsible for the surgeries of those kids but will need help from his friends and fans for further treatment of the children.
Among children who will benefit from this gesture are those who suffer from burns, club feet and cleft lip and palate.
Five years back, the Gunners attacker gave his 2014 World Cup winnings - a estimated £240,000 - to pay for 23 Brazilian children to have surgery.
"Many fans have asked me, my close relatives and friends about our wishes for tomorrow's wedding," the former Germany international wrote in a social media post.
"As a professional footballer I am in a fortunate and privileged position. However, I invite everyone who is willing and able to help to support a very special project close to both of our hearts. Amine and I will bear the expenses for surgeries of 1,000 children in need."
Ozil scored just six goals and two assists in all competitions for the north London side in the out-gone season - and was unable to help them beat Chelsea to win Europa League title.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Mesut Ozil, has indicated his desire to stay at Arsenal, insisting he is happy at the club.
The German has endured a difficult campaign with the Gunners this season, with Arsenal boss, Unai Emery often dropping him to the bench.
He was however linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in search of regular playing time.
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