Arsenal will face Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers down under and the Germany international is excited for the trip

Mesut Ozil is incredibly excited to visit Australia on Arsenal’s pre-season tour.

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The Gunners will face Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers Down Under, before moving on to Shanghai to face Bayern Munich and old rivals Chelsea.

And Ozil cannot wait to get going as Arsene Wenger’s side step up their preparations for the 2017-18 season.

“I hear Sydney is a nice city with a lot of nice people living there,” he told Arsenal Player. “I don’t know a lot about Australia but this is a good opportunity to see the city, the people and I’m really happy to go there with Arsenal.

“It is really good to have pre-season with the team, in my career it has always been like that. If you play at a big tournament, especially with Germany, you really miss pre-season.

“Two years ago we went to Singapore and it was a nice experience to see the city and the fans, and to train how we do in Sydney. So I am excited to do the same in Australia. I can’t wait to go there.”

Ozil scored eight goals and provided 10 assists in a productive campaign in 2016-17.