Arsenal star plays football with starstruck child refugees

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Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London, on October 20, 2015. Arsenal won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil headed to a refugee camp in Ammam – Jordan yesterday to play football with starstruck children.

The 27-year-old visited the Zaatari Refugee Camp in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP).

Ozil posted a video of himself playing with the Children on his official Twitter page.

Ozil founded the ‘Özil-Foundation’ in 2015 to support children and young people around the world.

The Arsenal star has also been a Laureus ambassador and has worked with the foundation on charitable projects including helping Brazilian kids living in poverty after the World Cup.

The 27-year-old was also presented with a Laureus Sport for Good award in recognition of his work. Ozil used his World Cup bonus to fund operations for 23 seriously ill Brazilian children.

Ozil assisted 19 goals in the league this season, just one short of equalling the Premier League record of 20 set by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

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