The 32 years ago who joined the club from Arsenal on 24 January on a free, is looking to make his first start after starting his first game from the bench, coming in as 77th minute replacement for Senegalese striker, Mame Baba Thiam in 2-1 win at Hatay Spor on February 2.
In a statement on his Instagram page on Friday, the former Real Madrid player uploaded a picture of himself working his socks off at training, preparatory to the game at Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe and stated: "Looking forward to the biggest game in Turkish football."
Revered for his technical skills, creativity, agility and finesse, the Germany international scored 33 times in184 matches for Arsenal from 2013 to 2021, following his sensational transfer from Real Madrid.
He was a consistent top performer for the Emirates giants before being tossed on the fringes by new coach, Mikel Arteta, who didn't register him for any competition at the beginning of the current season.
He would be looking to lay down the marker at his new club when they face their bitter rivals in a game that could decide who hold the reins in the Turkish Super Lig standings. Fenerbahce currently lead the pack with 48 points, just three points adrift of second-placed Galatasaray, who could leapfrog them to the pole position with a win on the road, over a superior goal difference.
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