Chelsea legend praises Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s charity work

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot heaps praise on Arsenal star Mesut Ozil after his latest charity work

Mario Melchiot has praised Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil for his continued charity work in Brazil.

After winning the World Cup with Germany in 2014, Ozil donated his winnings to 23 Brazilian children so they could have life changing surgery as a thank you for their hospitality during the tournament.

The 26-year-old Arsenal star has recently funded another 11 operations for sick Brazilian children and former Chelsea right-back Mario Melchiot paid his respect on Twitter, as he tweeted:

Ozil has said he will continue to help children in Brazil through his charity work for the Mesut Ozil Foundation, combined with the help of aid programme BigShoe.

The FA Cup winner received the Laureus Sport for Good charity award in 2014 after his efforts in Brazil last summer.

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The Arsenal midfielder, who moved to The Emirates from Real Madrid in a club-record £42.5m deal in 2013, is currently on tour with the north London club in Singapore.

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