Photo: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil makes pilgrimage to Mecca

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil poses for a photo in Mecca on Sunday night

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Photo: Mesut Ozil/Instagram

Mesut Ozil made the pilgrimage to Mecca as the Arsenal midfielder explored his faith ahead of Euro 2016.

The Germany international is set to play a key part in Germany’s bid to win the European championship this summer after Ozil featured heavily in their World Cup-winning campaign in 2014.

Ozil has enjoyed a good season with the north London side on a personal note after having scored six times and making 19 assists in 36 Premier League games.

However, the 27-year-old, who moved to Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, was taking care of his faith as the Muslim snapped a photo in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Ozil wrote: “#Mecca #HolyCity #SaudiArabia #Islam #Pray”

Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table after a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season.

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The Gunners haven’t won the top-flight crown since 2004 despite signing Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in deals totalling £77.5m over the past three years.

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