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Mesut Ozil’s Ultimate XI: Which Bayern star makes it?

Just two Arsenal players make Mesut Ozil’s best XI of players he’s played with – and one of them is a bit of a surprise.

A number of his former Real Madrid team-mates feature though as Ozil revealed his all-time best XI, set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, for Arsenal’s YouTube channel.

GOALKEEPER: Iker Casillas

“He has often demonstrated that he belongs among the best goalkeepers in the world.”

RIGHT-BACK: Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm captained Germany to World Cup glory
Philipp Lahm captained Germany to World Cup glory

“He’s always been very steady, I’ve played alongside him and he’s one of the best full-backs in the world.”

CENTRE-BACK: Sergio Ramos

“For me, he’s the best centre-back in the world.”

CENTRE-BACK: Jerome Boateng

Jerome Boateng is an international team-mate of Ozil's
Jerome Boateng is an international team-mate of Ozil’s

“He also belongs among the best.”

LEFT-BACK: Marcelo

“I’ve never seen a defender as technically gifted as him.”

CENTRE-MIDFIELD: Xabi Alonso

“I’ve never seen another player with his ability to play such fantastic passes.”

CENTRE-MIDFIELD: Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla and Ozil have combined well at Arsenal
Santi Cazorla and Ozil have combined well at Arsenal

“He’s outstanding technically.”

RIGHT-WING: Angel Di Maria

“He’s outstanding technically, is very determined and always wants to be successful.”

LEFT-WING: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo benefitted from plenty of Ozil assists at the Bernabeu
Cristiano Ronaldo benefitted from plenty of Ozil assists at the Bernabeu

“He’s currently world player of the year, he scores lots of goals and he’s very ambitious.”

No 10: Serge Gnabry

“… because he’s sitting right here!”

STRIKER: Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid

“For me, he’s the most complete striker.”

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