MESUT OZIL is set for a new career once he hangs up his boots – by becoming a PROFESSIONAL GAMER!

The 33-year-old former Arsenal star has been told he will not be picked again for Fenerbahce by new boss Jorge Jesus.

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, 33, wants to be a pro gamer once he has retired from football

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Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, 33, wants to be a pro gamer once he has retired from footballCredit: Getty

Ozil was frozen out by interim head coach Ismail Kartal, who questioned his fitness.

And now Portuguese manager Jesus has revealed Ozil’s time with the Turkish giants is over despite him only arriving from Arsenal 18 months ago after being outcasted at the Emirates.

However, while the German World Cup winner searches for a new club, he already has plans in place for when he retires from on-field action.

Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut told The Telegraph: “He will go more into esports, play himself and maybe become an esports athlete.

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“He’s really good, to be honest, at Fortnite and I think one day I wouldn’t be surprised if he is competing.

“He owns a team – M10 Esports – and he has players.

“He has a gaming house in Germany.

“He has football, like Fifa, and Fortnite.”

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Ozil has played 37 times for Fenerbahce since signing from Arsenal in 2021.

However, he hasn’t appeared since March 20 after he was excluded from the squad.

It was supposed to be a fresh start for Ozil, after his career in North London came to a sorry end under Mikel Arteta, where he was similarly frozen out at the Emirates.

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