Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is releasing his autobiography on 20th April, 2017 [order from Amazon here].

Bild, the German newspaper, are currently serialising sections of the book, and it look set to be one of the best football books of 2017.

Already we know it contains a section on a falling out he had with with Jose Mourinho whilst Ozil was at Real Madrid.

Ozil writes that the current Manchester United manager said:“You think two beautiful passes are enough… You think you’re so good that fifty percent is enough.”

Adding a dramatic tone, Ozil continues, ‘He pauses. Stares at me with his dark brown eyes. I stare back. Like two boxers at the stare-down before the first round. He shows no emotion. Just waits for a response from me. How much I hate him right now. And I love Mourinho actually.’

Ozil then recounts that Mourinho shouted back at Ozil: “Oh, are you giving up now? You’re such a coward. What do you want? To creep under the beautiful, warm shower? Shampoo your hair? To be alone? Or do you want to prove to your fellow players, the fans out there, and me, what you can do.

“You know what, Mesut. Go ahead and cry! You’re such a baby going to take a shower. We do not need you.”

The timing of the book is a little strange, with Arsenal facing a battle to finish in the Top 4 of the Premier League however the book is scheduled to be released on the 20th April; two days before a must-win game at home to Sunderland.

As more snippets of the book are released via Bild, we’ll add the best quotes to this post.

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