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Kicker: Mesut Ozil best German abroad

No duh, we could've told you that.

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In today's least surprising news, influential German magazine kicker named Arsenal's Mesut Ozil the "best German abroad" as he beat peers such as Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira and fellow Premier League midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger for the honor.

The magazine is published on a biannual basis and also ranks players in all positions as well as lumps them into four categories: world class, international class, players of note and players in focus. Despite the aforementioned honor, Ozil wasn't deemed a world class player (ok mate) due to his "weak start to the season" though he was the only German brought into the international class thanks to his imperious form with the Gunners this campaign, a campaign in which he'll most likely break the league assist record set by Thierry Henry should he have a leg to stand on.

From once being labeled "invisible" to now being labeled "best abroad," everything's turning up Mesut. Hopefully this'll be one of many potential honors this season from the club's leading man. What a time to be alive.