German international star Mesut Ozil has tweeted his happiness at Arsenal’s acquisition of fitness expert Shad Forsythe from the German Football Association, as shown on his own official Twitter account.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) August 13, 2014
Forsythe had been employed by the Deutsche Fussball Bunde since 2004 and he played a huge role as Die Mannschaft managed to win the World Cup in Brazil this summer. Ozil has spent five years working with Forsythe since he made the breakthrough in the full international side, and he was particularly happy at the club’s new acquisition.
With a strong German contingent at the Emirates Stadium, with both Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski also featuring in Joachim Low’s squad at this summer’s World Cup, Forsythe will be confronted by a series of familiar faces when he starts his new job in earnest.
Arsenal have repeatedly had Premier League title pushes collapse as injuries pile up towards the latter half of the season.
There could yet be another addition from the German side, with Sami Khedira looking to Arsenal as a potential destination as he seeks a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.