Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder reaches out-of-court settlement with his father for sacking him last year

His father Mustafa claimed he was owed €630,000 for a loss of earnings

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Mesut Ozil has reached an out-of-court settlement worth an undisclosed sum in a civil case with his father, according to reports in Germany.

The Arsenal midfielder was taken to court by his father Mustafa after the German World Cup winner sacked him as managing director of his marketing company Ozil Marketing GmbH last year.

Mustafa claimed his son owed him €630,000 (£494,000) for a loss of earnings because of the dismissal, and he initially refused to pay out.

During the past year, Mesut’s affairs have been run by his brother Mutlu.

German newspaper Bild have claimed that the feud was started because Mustafa split up with Mesut's mother Gulizar.


The Gunners' player, who signed from Real Madrid in a club-record £42.5m deal in September 2013, is currently sidelined with a knee injury, and is set to return to action in January at the earliest.