Arsenal star Mesut Ozil makes pilgrimage


Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has made a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca as part of his tour of the middle east.

Ozil shared a tweet with his followers from Mecca dressed in the traditional white clothing worn during the pilgrimage.

Ozil visited Dubai before travelling to Jordan for a charity game against child refugees.

The World Cup winner then made his pilgrimage to Mecca before returning to Dubai.

Ozil was born in Germany but is a muslim born into a Turkish family originating from the Zonguldak region of north-western Turkey.

The 27-year-old joined Arsenal from Real Madrid back in September 2013 for a club record £42 million and helped Arsenal break their long wait for silverware with back-to-back FA Cup wins.

Ozil has been included in Germany’s national team squad which will compete at Euro 2016 this summer.¬†Germany take on Slovakia in an international friendly next weekend.