Photo: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil endorses Prince Ali for FIFA presidency

Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 in the FA Cup at the Emirates to book a place in the fourth-round of the FA Cup.

The Gunners won their 14th consecutive FA Cup game but were without in-form playmaker Mesut Özil who was rested for the clash.

Özil did however, watch the game from the stands where he met FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan and gave him his backing.

The World Cup winner shared a tweet wishing his ‘friend’ the best of luck in the FIFA presidential election.

Prince Ali is one of five men standing for the Fifa presidency – the others being Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale.

The elections will be held in February and will be the second time Prince Ali has run for election.

Prince Ali ran against Sepp Blatter in the last election in May, but withdrew after losing the first round of voting.

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