An Arsenal fan has named his new-born baby girl after Mesut Ozil following a promise he made to the midfielder on Twitter five months ago.
Gunners super-fan, Jack Robinson, tweeted Ozil to ask for his help in naming his daughter back in March.
Robinson said he was given permission from his wife to name their child after the German playmaker with one condition – Ozil had to respond to him on Twitter.
Robinson tweeted saying: ‘@MesutOzil1088 wife is expecting in July she said if I can get you to reply, I can name the kid Ozil, don’t let me down.’
Four days later Ozil responded, saying: ‘It’s a deal mate. I don’t let you down. Now it’s your turn. I want to see the birth certificate of your kid in July.’
It’s a deal mate ✔ I don’t let you down. 👍🏼😉 Now it’s your turn. I want to see the birth certificate of your kid in July 👶🏼📄😁 https://t.co/GgEjAmKjTu
Wow, can’t believe you really did it man 😁🙌🏼 Huge congratulations to you and the little family, Jack ❤ #MÖ #YaGunnersYa https://t.co/tVxSxjPbgx
On Monday August 17 Robinson took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his daughter and the fact he followed through on their deal.
He shared a picture of his baby girl with an Ozil shirt, saying: ‘Deal completed, worth every second.
‘Mara Özil Robinson, nickname and #MÖ. Mom and baby girl doing great.’
‘Thanks again for an amazing lasting memory.’
The German international was quick to respond, saying: ‘Wow, can’t believe you really did it man. Huge congratulations to you and the little family, Jack.’
Ozil started the first 10 Premier League matches of Mikel Arteta’s tenure before falling out of favour after lockdown.
He didn’t play a single minute after the season resumed and has been linked with a move away, with less than a year remaining on his £350,000-a-week deal.
Turkish side Fenerbahce are said to be interested in Ozil, but he recently confirmed that he plans to see out the final season of his contract at the Emirates.