- Mesut Ozil made a bright start to life on his league debut at his new club Fenerbache
- The former German midfielder played 81 minutes and was effective in his side's 2-1 win over Fatih Karamugruk
- It is understood that the former Werder Bremen star was effective and hardworking than his days at Arsenal
- The former Real Madrid man left Arsenal during the Jnauray window after his contract was terminated
Mesut Ozil performed beyond expectations when he made his debut for Fenerbacxhe in their 2-1 win over Fatih Karamugruk in the past weekend, The Sun.
The 32-year-old played 81 minutes of action, his first match in almost 12 months after being sidelined by Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.
The former Germany international then impressed in the game before he was subbed with nine minutes left to play
Turkish pundit Ridvan Dilmen watched Ozil in action and said:
"I did not expect Mesut Özil to do so much. It is not easy.
"You play football for the first time after 10 months. A team was not built around Mesut, Mesut came to this team.
"I think the next season will be much better because his contract will be 3.5 years. Despite this, I respect his devotion."
Ozil came under huge criticism about his work rate at Arsenal under former boss and Arteta but he proved he could be of good help to his team.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that embattled Arsenal player Mesut Ozil has named former Nigerian international Austin Jay Jay Okocha as his idol while growing up.
The German star disclosed this during an interactive Q&A session with his followers on Twitter.
Ozil who was born in Germany to a Turkish family said that his favourite club was Fenerbahce as a young chap, where Super Eagles legend Okocha had spent two years.
Okocha who donned the clubs No.10 shirt during his stint with the club remains a clut hero thereafter scoring 34 times in 62 games.
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