Mesut Ozil looks to be thoroughly enjoying the extended break handed to him by Arsene Wenger
The Arsenal midfielder was permitted extra time off after enduring a poor run of form for the Gunners and he has taken the opportunity to fly to Turkey.
Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, was photographed leaving a restaurant alongside Amine Gulse, a former winner of the Miss Turkey beauty pageant in 2014.
Ozil had posted a picture of himself on a plane on his official Snapchat account before his side’s 2-0 win over Sutton in the FA Cup on Monday after earlier training at London Colney.
The midfielder has been granted the extra rest with Arsenal’s next game not until 4 March when they face Liverpool.
Ozil was heavily criticised for his performance during the Champions League thrashing
The Gunners were due to face Southampton this weekend but the Saints are in EFL Cup Final action against Manchester United on Sunday.
Ozil’s agent last week hit out at the media for a perceived ‘scapegoating’ of his client.
Ozil posted this picture of himself on a plane hours before Arsenal faced Sutton in the FA Cup
That defeat looks to have condemned Wenger’s side to a seventh consecutive last-16 Champions League exit but they are now through to the FA Cup quarter-finals, where they face another non-league side in Lincoln City.
In the Premier League they are currently in fourth place, 10 points off leaders Chelsea.