Nicklas Bendtner claims that former Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil used to “love ladies” and knew “how to fire it” on a night out.
And Bendtner described himself as a ‘kind of concierge’ for any new team-mates that joined the club and he recalls showing Ozil around London during his first week or so at the club.
Bendtner said in his new Both Sides (via the Daily Mirror): “The squad does not resemble itself anymore. Robin van Persie has been sold off in the offensive and has come in two Frenchmen, Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo.
“The Germans Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil have also joined. Ozil is a game distributor and should have been at odds with Real Madrid because he was partying too much. He denies that, of course, stubbornly, also in the media.
“On his second day at Arsenal, he visits me for training. ‘I hear you’re the go-to guy if you want to look around in the nightlife?’ ‘It’s not entirely wrong,’ I reply.
“Without going into detail you can safely say that there is something about the talk. Ozil is a bachelor, and during his first week in London we take the trip three times.
“He does not act crazy or particularly demanding when he is out, but he knows how to fire it. And like so many others, he loves ladies. No doubt about it.
“Many people describe the guy as a bit arrogant, but that’s not my experience. He is just quiet by nature and it can confuse people. That he holds both sides. I caught it. There are always two sides. Least.
“Now Ozil is not to be wandered than he is. There are so many who make use of my local knowledge. I almost become a kind of concierge for my teammates.
“If they can’t get a table at a restaurant, I’ll call and get a few extra chairs. If they want to be on the guest list for a club with strict membership requirements, I’ll call and make it happen.”