And Ozil cannot wait to get going as Arsene Wenger’s side step up their preparations for the 2017-18 season.
“I hear Sydney is a nice city with a lot of nice people living there,” he told Arsenal Player. “I don’t know a lot about Australia but this is a good opportunity to see the city, the people and I’m really happy to go there with Arsenal.
“It is really good to have pre-season with the team, in my career it has always been like that. If you play at a big tournament, especially with Germany, you really miss pre-season.
“Two years ago we went to Singapore and it was a nice experience to see the city and the fans, and to train how we do in Sydney. So I am excited to do the same in Australia. I can’t wait to go there.”
Ozil scored eight goals and provided 10 assists in a productive campaign in 2016-17.