Germany star Mesut Ozil has admitted he is loving life in England. He said: “Driving on the left-hand side. I thought it would be much more difficult than it really is. But Per Mertesacker gave me some ‘driving lessons’ and they helped me, so I can drive there. “London is an interesting city to live in. I have grown to love the place in a short space of time. “The guys in the Arsenal team and the coaching staff are fully behind me. They have given me great responsibility and that’s what I feel great about.” Ozil’s Gunners initiation included the traditional song in front of his team-mates, although it was an experience he admitted he did not enjoy. He said: “The singing bit, I didn’t really want to do that because my voice just isn’t up to it. I’m not an X-Factor contender by any stretch of the imagination.” Asked what he had sung, he replied: “The song was a Turkish song, to be honest. Of course, people didn’t understand what I was singing.” Press Association The former Real Madrid midfielder, who joined Arsenal in a £43million summer move, is currently on international duty as he and his team-mates prepare for Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. But much of the focus from the German media was on Ozil’s new life in London.