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Mesut Ozil tweets his delight that another World Cup winner has joined Arsenal

James Orr

Published 15/08/2014 | 09:00

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Germany's Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil has hailed one of Arsenal's new signings this summer - fitness coach Shad Forsythe.

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Forsythe joined the Gunners from Germany's national team during pre-season, and was an integral part of the World Cup winners set-up in Brazil this summer.

The American coach had been working with the German national team since 2004.

Forsythe is tasked with improving a Gunners' squad which has been dogged with injuries over recent seasons.

Ozil himself missed six weeks of last season with a hamstring problem, and has worked with Forsythe since making his debut for the national team in 2009.

Forsythe has also worked with Arsenal's other World Cup-winning German players Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski. Ozil, Mertesacker and Podolski all returned to training on Monday after being given an extended break after Germany's World Cup triumph.

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