Arsenal star Mesut Ozil treats himself to meal at Turkish restaurant after Watford win

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MESUT OZIL celebrated helping Arsenal to a fifth consecutive Premier League win against Watford by visiting one of his favourite food joints.

The 29-year-old scored the Gunners’ second goal as they overcame a dogged and resilient Hornets side  2-0 at the Emirates.


Mesut Ozil, right, and a friend visited Turkish restaurant Likya on Sunday[/caption]

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Ozil scored his third goal in four games in the 2-0 win over Watford[/caption]

The playmaker, who was born to Turkish immigrant parents, treated himself to a spot of lunch on Sunday in London.

Ozil posted a snap on Instagram of a friend and himself surrounded by a banquet of food, as the pair dined out at the popular Likya Turkish restaurant in Golders Green.

The Arsenal man has been a regular visitor to the restaurant since joining the club back in 2013 – and it has remained a favourite haunt for him.

The midfielder has even struck up a close friendship with the co-owner of the restaurant – which specialises in Turkish cuisine – Hasan Dolanbay.

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Ozil, left, celebrates with Alexandre Lacazette after Arsenal’s seventh straight win[/caption]

Speaking to Goal, Dolanbav touched on the pair’s relationship: “He gets privacy here and it feels like a home for him.

“I never asked a favour for him. I say no to people who come to the restaurant and ask for pictures.

“He’s very shy if he doesn’t know someone well. He likes everything – especially Turkish breakfast.

“His origin is Turkish and we try and cook everything how a Turkish mother would cook.

“Egg, sausage, borek – he loves this kind of stuff.

“He loves Turkish food and this is his favourite Turkish restaurant. He always speaks Turkish to us.”

Ozil’s goal wrapped up a deserved three points for the Gunners, after Craig Cathcart’s own goal had put them ahead with nine minutes remaining.

The ex-Real Madrid ace will head into Thursday’s Europa League tie against Qarabag in confident spirits – after finding the net three times in his last four games.