Mesut Ozil has named Santi Cazorla as the only ex-Arsenal player in his star-studded world XI.
Ozil then moved to the Emirates in 2013 for £42.5 million, which at the time was a miraculous coup for the Gunners.
The 31-year-old has lined up alongside generational talents on the pitch, and been managed by some of the best coaches to have graced the modern era of the game such as Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger.
During his seven-year spell in north London, Ozil has played alongside the likes of Alexis Sanchez, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, winning the FA Cup three times so far.
Ozil’s dream XI
Philipp Lahm, Sergio Ramos, Jerome Boateng, Marcelo
Xabi Alonso, Santi Cazorla
Angel Di Maria, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo
The Spaniard was a fan favourite, known for his dazzling footwork and unique ability to use both feet, and Ozil produced some of his best football while playing alongside the tricky midfielder.
Ozil’s team is mostly filled with his former Madrid team-mates, choosing Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Angel Di Maria, Kaka and Karim Benzema.
Ex-Germany colleagues Philipp Lahm and Jerome Boateng fill the remaining two positions.
And when given the tough task of describing his former manager Wenger in just three words, the playmaker said: ‘Gentleman. Legendary. Invincible.’