Mesut Ozil reveals what music he listens to before a game - and it includes Kanye West and Drake

The German playmaker is really into his hip-hop at the moment

James Orr
Monday 18 January 2016 13:46
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Mesut Ozil pictured during an Arsenal training session
Mesut Ozil pictured during an Arsenal training session

Mesut Ozil has revealed what music he listens to to get him in the mood for a match.

The Arsenal playmaker, who has recorded a phenomenal 15 assists in the Premier League this season, says that he is "really into hip hop" at the moment, and his favorite artist is Kanye West.

If he had to go all Michael Eavis and curate a gig, it would involve Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and headlined by Champagne Papi himself, Drake.

"I’ll listen to music before every match to get myself psyched up and right now I’m really into my hip hop," Ozil said at launch for his new laceless Adidas boots. "It’s hard to say who is the biggest boss in hip hop, as it’s a genre full of incredible performers.

"But if I could choose my ideal gig it would be kicked off by Kanye West - currently my favourite artist - followed by Wiz Khalifa and finished by Drake."

The 27-year-old was absent for the Gunners in their 0-0 draw with Stoke on Sunday with a slight foot injury, but manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game that he should be back available for the home game against Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday.

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