I don’t know why Arsenal spent so much time trying to sign Shkodran Mustafi when we could have just signed Mesut Ozil’s dog instead.

Ozil shared a cute video on Instagram of him and his pooch, Balboa, having a kick about in (presumably) the playmaker’s garden. The little pug put in some decent tackles and made a few interceptions, although he may need to work on his overall fitness a little.

Joking aside, it’s good to see the German enjoying his down time and, considering we’re big fans of dogs and Mesut Ozil at Daily Cannon, we approve of this video very much.

Now, if only the transfer window wasn’t already shut…

Fun with Balboa 👍😉 Turns out that my #dog has a pretty good technique! 😄🐶 #London #NewStar #football

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