Mesut Ozil explains the reason behind his signature goal celebration

The Gunners ace celebrates his goals with a trademark sign

Germany football and Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil is taking the Premier League by storm in the ongoing campaign. The 28-year-old midfielder is on fire having scored 7 goals and provided 3 assists in 13 matches this season. But it is not the only reason why he is making the headlines recently.

The German midfield maestro is in the news for his trademark goal celebrations. Ozil slids on his knees before sucking his right thumb and then making his signature ‘M’ shape with his left hand. It is undeniably a unique way to celebrate. People started wandering what does the ‘M’ stand for? Well, Mesut explained that his ‘M’ celebration is actually dedicated to his niece Mira. Arsenal fans can finally sleep peacefully knowing the secret behind a celebration that they have taken a liking to.

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Mesut Ozil’s unique ‘M’ celebration is apparently for his baby niece Mira. (Photo: YouTube)

Ozil knows the fans have become fond of his unique celebration, it was way back in February 2015 when he first broke out the cool move. With this, he again reiterated that he is a family man, one who puts family first. It has also been claimed that Mesut does the same celebration due to being superstitious in nature.

“It’s for my brother’s daughter – Mira, her name starts with a ‘M’ and she’s the first child from my brother and my first niece so she brought a lot of happiness to the family,” claims Mesut Ozil. The Gunners ace surely knows how to win the hearts of the fans with such a nice gesture. “I love her so much and I want to show her how much I love her so when I score a goal, I do this ‘M’ celebration,” he added. No wonder why millions consider Mesut Ozil as one of the messiahs of football.

(Video: YouTube/Mesut Ozil MK)