Arsenal cult hero Mesut Ozil reveals his Champions League dream XI for this season but fans ask ‘what is he cooking?’

FORMER Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has revealed his dream Champions League team for this season.

But football fans have been left baffled by some of the German’s selections.

Mesut Ozil played 28 times for Arsenal in the Champions LeagueGetty

GettyOzil also spent three seasons playing in the Champions League with Real Madrid[/caption]

Retired forward Ozil, 34, played 69 times in Europe’s elite competition.

And he contributed an impressive 11 goals and 26 assists in the Champions League for Schalke, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid and Arsenal.

Now, after hanging up his boots in March of this year, he has turned into a fan as he named his Champions League XI for this season.

It consists of Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer in goal, with a back three of Manchester City‘s Ruben Dias, Real Madrid’s Antonio Rudiger and Sevilla’s Sergio Ramos.

Ozil, who is being lined up for a boardroom role as the general manager of Turkey, has gone for a variation of a 3-5-2/3-3-4 formation with Man City’s Rodri in the midfield alongside Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga and Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic.

The wide attacking positions are taken up by Arsenal man Bukayo Saka and Bayern’s Leroy Sane.

And Ozil’s front two are the majestic pair of PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Man City’s Erling Haaland.

But some users on social media were unimpressed with the team.


Ozil’s dream team for this season’s Champions League

One person said: “[Jude] Bellingham is the strongest midfielder . I advise you to include him in the list .”

Another added: “Interesting formation Mesut it’s lacking some more Arsenal players.”

A third replied: “Where is Kevin De Bruyne?”

While a fourth responded: “Neuer? Be serious, Mesut .”

And a fifth said: Bruh, Rudiger over [David] Alaba, seriously? ”

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