Arsenal star Mesut Ozil says an increasing number of Bundesliga players are playing in England because their style suits the Premier league.
Ozil’s international teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United this week while Mats Hummels has also been closely linked with the Red Devils.
“The style of play and the tempo in the Bundesliga have become a lot quicker in the last few years, similar to how it is in England,” Ozil told Sport1.
“That’s why German players are particularly popular, I think, because it doesn’t take them long to get settled in England, while at the same time breathing new life into the team.”
The Germany international is currently in Singapore on tour with Arsenal. The Gunners face Everton in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy on Saturday.
Özil joined Arsenal two summers ago from Real Madrid for a record £42.5 million transfer fee. The former Real Madrid star has won two Vitality Arsenal Player of the Month and a PFA Fans Player of the Month award since the turn of the year.
The World Cup winner provided nine assists and five goals in 32 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions last season.