Mesut Ozil to make Premier League history in Arsenal v Chelsea with new boot
Mesut Ozil is set to become the first Premier League player to wear laceless boots this weekend...
Mesut Ozil is on course to make history for Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday as he becomes the first player to wear laceless boots in the top flight.
The Germany playmaker sat out Arsenal’s goalless draw against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon due to a minor foot injury but is expected to make his return to action when the north London side host Chelsea this weekend.
Ozil has been in fine form for the Gunners this season, notching up 16 assists and scoring three goals to help Arsene Wenger’s men lead the way at the top of the Premier League table.
And the Germany international is preparing to don the first pair of laceless boots in the Premier League this weekend as he slips on his ACE 16+ PureControl boots.
“My whole career I have tried to minimise the impact of laces on my strike and ball control,” Ozil is quoted as saying by the Telegraph. “I revealed to Adidas in 2014 that in the changing room I knot the laces over and over again and then tuck in the ends – that way they do not interfere with my touch.
“So when they came to me last year with the laceless boots, it was like they have created my dream product. I cannot wait to wear them on the pitch.”
Ozil gave a glimpse into his latest pair of boots via an Instagram post last November, where he shared a picture of the latest product from his sponsor Adidas.
Other players set to debut the boots include Ivan Rakitic and James Rodríguez.