Mesut Ozil has changed his shirt number with Germany to no.10.

The playmaker, who wears 11 for Arsenal, wore his new number during Germany’s 2-0 win against Finland. Although the match was only a friendly, the midfielder did well, scoring (let’s ignore the deflection) and being his usual talented self.

Ozil previously wore the number 8 shirt for his country so I don’t know if there was a deliberate reason that he changed it. The number 10 does tend to be given to one of the team’s most important players, which can often be an attacking midfielder. If Germany have handed Ozil this shirt, rather than him asking for it, that’s a bit of an honour, I reckon.

The fact that Ozil posted about it on Facebook does suggest that he’s proud of it.

Mesut Ozil facebook

Jack Wilshere (despite being out on loan at Bournemouth) is Arsenal’s number 10 at the moment. Can you imagine the scenes if we suddenly gave that to Mesut Ozil?