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Mesut Ozil invites fan to game after wedding speech to Arsenal playmaker

An Arsenal fan's risky decision to dedicate his wedding speech to Mesut Ozil rather than his bride seems to have paid off.

The Arsenal playmaker has invited the newlywed couple to an Arsenal game after seeing a video where the groom pranks his wife by using Ozil as the punch line to his speech.

The German's 16 assists have helped Arsenal climb to the top of the Premier League, and his displays have apparently raised fan affection to a whole new level. In the wedding video, the groom gives a heartfelt speech to the guests, saying:

"I think everyone in this room knows that this person has made me the happiest guy on the planet. I wake up every day and I still can't grasp the fact that this someone is in my life. I feel incredibly lucky, and all that I hope is that this special someone knows from the bottom of my heart how much they truly mean to me. I know it's difficult to find someone who makes you feel this way and I'm never ever going to take it for granted."

He then delivers the surprise, saying: "So can we please raise a toast ... to Mesut Ozil -- thank you!"

While the wife gave her new husband a playful slap, Ozil was sufficiently impressed to promise to meet the couple.

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