Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has claimed he took midfielder Mesut
Özil arrived at the Emirates Stadium back in 2013 amid accusations that former employers Real Madrid had grown tired of his reckless lifestyle and love of partying - something which
"The squad does not resemble itself anymore," said Bendtner of the beginning of the 2013/14 campaign. "Robin van Persie has been sold off in the offensive and has come in two Frenchmen, Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo.
"The Germans Lukas Podolski and Mesut
"On his second day at Arsenal, he visits me for training. 'I hear you're the go-to guy if you want to look around in the nightlife?' 'It's not entirely wrong,' I reply.
"Without going into detail you can safely say that there is something about the talk.
"Many people describe the guy as a bit arrogant, but that's not my experience. He is just quiet by nature and it can confuse people. That he holds both sides. I caught it. There are always two sides. Least."
Good to be back in @premierleague action, but not happy about the result at home. Many things to work on. We have to keep moving forward with our heads held high ⚽ #COYG #M1Ö @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/sXyFwQ1Zix— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 2, 2019
Bendtner went on to explain that
"There are so many who make use of my local knowledge. I almost become a kind of concierge for my teammates," he revealed.
"If they can't get a table at a restaurant, I'll call and get a few extra chairs. If they want to be on the guest list for a club with strict membership requirements, I'll call and make it happen."