Yesterday fans were in amazement as Arsenal’s record £42.5 million signing showed off his unusual party trick. Now I admit, I have seen friends try to do what Ozil did and it usually ends up with chewing gum in some form of hair or booted into oblivion - until yesterday evening I had never seen somebody perform such a trick.
Need a reminder?
But when looking for the video after an abundance of Facebook messages informed me to do so I found out he had done it before.
Not many of you will know, but those that do will be nonplussed to hear that the trick was caught on camera before.
Before the 3rd/4th playoff match against Uruguay at the World Cup in 2010 the then Werder Bremen star was captured booting his chewing gum into the air before catching it in his mouth.
Now we are not sure if it is hygienic or indeed a choking hazard, but it is mighty impressive to watch.
But kids, if you don’t want your mum freezing your hair and beating it with a hammer … do not try this at home…
image: © Ronnie Macdonald