Mesut Ozil continues incredible charity work as Arsenal star launches own footwear range and donates profits to kids

MESUT OZIL has added another impressive charitable endeavour to his extensive back catalogue.

The Arsenal outcast's latest project has seen him launch a footwear range with profits going to help children affected by coronavirus in Italy.


German playmaker Ozil has been under intense pressure recently with Arsenal seeking to terminate his contract.

But the 31-year-old has still found time for his charity projects.

Ozil's latest Instagram post shows him sitting on some stone steps modelling the new footwear alongside Hide and Jack brand manager Alberto Franceschi.

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And he captioned the snap: "The Cage' is now available for pre-order on the @hideandjack website.

"It was designed to celebrate my childhood and personal story.

"Together with @albertofranceschi, all the profits will be donated to help children affected by the Covid-19 crisis in Italy in order to have access to digital education."

The majority of fans reacted in positive fashion in the comments.

And even team-mate Alexandre Lacazette joined in on the action.

'The Cage' is now available for preorder on the @hideandjack website 👟 It was designed to celebrate my childhood and personal story. Together with @albertofranceschi, all the profits will be donated to help children affected by the Covid-19 crisis in Italy in order to have access to digital education. 🇮🇹🙏🏼 #HideAndJackxM10 #M1Ö

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He simply replied with his shoe size appearing to put an order in.

The Frenchman wrote: "42 please."

As well as being one of the highest paid footballers on the planet on £350,000-a-week, Ozil is also one of the most generous.

He has been one of Arsenal's biggest earners after signing from Real Madrid for £42.5million six years ago.

And he recently offered to pay Gunnersaurus' wages after Arsenal sacked the long-serving mascot.

But his agent reckons the ex-Real Madrid man is on a mission to help the world’s starving, sick and homeless.

Ozil came under fire for rejecting a 12.5 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus crisis.

But his agent Dr Erkut Sogut revealed last year Ozil's acts of kindness include:

  • paying for 1,000 vital operations for children across the world
  • feeding 100,000 homeless people at 16 refugee camps in Turkey and Syria
  • paying £240,000 to fund operations for sick kids in Brazil
  • working for children's charity Rays of Sunshine

On his wedding day to former Miss Turkey, Amine Gulse, Ozil promised to finance 1,000 operations for needy kids across the globe.

And having been warned about the cost of his ambitious plan, Ozil said: "If I don’t share my money now, when will I? And with whom?"

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