(Photo) Arsenal star playmaker eagerly anticipating season opener against Man City this weekend

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil is eagerly anticipating the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

The Gunners kick-off their campaign against the reigning champions Manchester City on Sunday. The clash takes place at the Emirates stadium while kick-off is scheduled for 16:00 (GMT).

Ozil returned to pre-season training early this summer following a turbulent summer.

The 29-year ended up quitting the Germany national team citing racism and discrimination.

Ozil took to social media yesterday to say that he is in a state of “Pure anticipation.”

Pure anticipation ? @premierleague ?? #YaGunnersYa @arsenal

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