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Arsenal ace Ozil hasn't forgotten hometown roots

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil hasn't forgotten his roots.

Ozil's former English teacher and mentor, Christian Krabbe has lifted the lid on his old pupil.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Krabbe said: "Mesut is a grounded person. He paid for a class trip for his friends to London with his first salary at Schalke aged 17.

"He has funded other school trips to London since he joined Arsenal.

"We went to a Turkish restaurant in Golders Green, where Mesut wrote a card for each student and paid for everything."

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