After a successful trip to Saint-Malo, we went to Vannes the following day to watch Japan v Paraguay and Germany v Haiti.
It may have taken over a month, but finally one of Özil's Germany teammates has spoken out in his defence, and insisted the 29-year-old isn't to blame for their poor tournament.
150 people held a demonstration against the 'racist' treatment of Mesut Özil by the German media and the DFB, after the player spoke out over it in an Instagram statement.
Turkish ministers reacted positively to the news that Mesut Ozil would no longer play for Germany as long as he felt subjected to racism. The...
Germany’s general manager, Oliver Bierhoff and their FA’s president, Reinhard Grindel, have been urged to step down after attacks on Mesut Ozil following their country’s poor World Cup.
Per Mertesacker has come out firing in defence of Mesut Ozil who has been turned into a scapegoat for his country’s World Cup failings in Russia this summer.
Mesut Özil won't play for Germany again, having burned all his bridges with the national team, according to reports in the country.
The President of the German Football Association (DFB) has demanded that Mesut Ozil explain why he met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the World Cup as the Arsenal man continues to be targeted after his country’s failings in Russia and his father says he should quit the national team.
Mesut Özil's transfer value has dropped more than anybody else's at the World Cup, according to analysis in Spain.
In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Wednesday. Mexico v Sween, South Korea v Germany (Mesut Ozil), Serbia v Brazil and Switzerland (Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner) v Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) all feature. Anita also previews Thursday's matches which feature Japan v Poland, Senegal v Colombia (David Ospina), England (Danny Welbeck) v Belgium and Panama v Tunisia.
Mesut Ozil was pictured clashing with angry German fans after his country was knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time in their history.
Joachim Low has revealed he received a ‘great reaction’ from Mesut Ozil after the German was dropped for their group game against Sweden.
The out-of-proportion media criticism of Mesut Özil is continuing in Germany, ahead of the country's second World Cup match against Sweden.
Lothar Matthaus has hit out at Mesut Ozil claiming that it looks like he doesn’t want to play for Germany.
In this third podcast of our summer World Cup series, Anita recaps day four of the action which featured Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) v Serbia, Germany (Mesut Ozil) v Mexico (Carlos Vela), and Brazil v Switzerland (Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner).
German national team manager Joachim Low revealed that Mesut Ozil has undertaken a number of extra training sessions in order to be fully fit for their opening World Cup game on Sunday against Mexico.
Mesut Özil is back in full training with Germany, just in time for his country's opening game against Mexico on Sunday.
Speaking in a Q&A with fans, Henrikh Mkhitaryan named his favourites to win the World Cup this summer, but left out two major contenders for the competition.
Shkodran Musatfi does not expect to be selected for the World Cup according to a report from Germany this morning.
Arsenal think Joachim Low is a 'suitable candidate' to replace Arsene Wenger, but the manager himself is reluctant to take the job as he's worried about burning out with Germany this summer.
Shkodran Mustafi admitted last week he needs to make the most of the final matches of the season to get into the Germany World Cup squad, but unfortunately he's way off his best right now.
Joachim Löw has left Shkodran Mustafi out of his Germany squad for the international break, replacing him with Matias Ginter and Marvin Plattenhardt.
Former Germany defender, Thomas Berthold, is the third person to warn Arsenal about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's behaviour.
Craig Bellamy recently laid into Mesut Ozil after his performance for Germany against England because the playmaker 'drives him up the wall'.
More statistics have emerged following Germany v England's 0-0 draw on Friday evening that prove Mesut Ozil isn't the lazy player the media insist on labeling him when he plays for Arsenal.
Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.
Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt for Arsenal's clash against Watford on Saturday and Gooners aren't happy.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that three Arsenal players won't be going on international duty for their respective countries.
Arsenal fans were left asking the same question to Mesut Ozil after the 28-year-old stole the show for Germany in last night's World Cup qualifier.
Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil impressed once again, scoring and assisting a goal as his side enjoyed a 6-0 win over Norway.
Several Arsenal players were in action for their respective countries on Friday 1 September; here's how they got on.
Mesut Ozil has been called-up for Germany's upcoming international games but it was a different story for two other Arsenal players.
England were eliminated from the U19 Euros after defeat to France, but are still in contention for a u20 World Cup place with a play-off game to be played on Thursday.
In matchday one of the Women's U19 European Championships,England beat Italy 2-1 thanks to a brace from Georgia Allen.
Germany and Sweden booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's European Championships, having beaten Russia and Sweden respectively.
The Group B openers of the Women’s 2017 European Championships brought a couple of surprises with outsiders Russia beating Italy, while Sweden and Germany drew.
Mesut Ozil has been getting all the gossip on Arsenal new boy, Sead Kolasinac, from Germany teammate Julian Draxler.
Roma centre back Antonio Rudiger is close to a move to Chelsea this summer, rejecting any chance of a "dream" move to Arsenal as he'd previously hoped for.
World champions Germany secured their first Confederations Cup triumph after a narrow victory against Copa America winners Chile during Sunday's final in St Petersburg.
Shkodran Mustafi was an unused substitute in Germany's 4-1 Confederation Cup win over Mexico on Thursday night.
Alexis Sanchez helped Chile reach the Confederations Cup at the expense of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
Germany and Chile both qualified for the knockouts as the Confederations Cup group stages drew to a close.
Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka has said he's focused on Germany's Confederations Cup campaign, despite reported interest from Arsenal.
Alexis Sanchez spoke to the press after winning Man of the Match for Chile's 1-1 draw against Germany in the Confederations Cup.
Skhodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez represented their countries last night.
Calum Chambers and Rob Holding are aiming for the semi-finals of the U21 European Championships tonight.
Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has stated his desire to see Alexis Sánchez stay at the club amid speculation surrounding the Chilean's future.
Arsenal's Skhodran Mustafi spoke with FR about his religion, what he'd be if he wasn't a footballer, friendships in football and captaining the German national team.
Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers both started and played the full 90 minutes in narrow victories for their respective countries.
Shkodran Mustafi has revealed some insight into how he was feeling about an unexpected role within Germany's World Cup-winning team of 2014.
Three first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, with contrasting fortunes.
Shkodran Mustafi has looked ahead to the Confederations Cup in Russia starting next week.
Sead Kolasinac has said he followed the career of Mesut Ozil closely.
Ex-Arsenal player Serge Gnabry will leave Werder Bremen this summer after a successful season.
Per Mertesacker revealed his failure to win a league title was one of the biggest disappointments of his career.
Germany manager Joachim Low believes that Shkodran Mustafi will be one of the team's leaders ahead of this summer's Confederations Cup.
Mesut Ozil has been left out of Germany's Confederation Cup squad.
Mesut Ozil has returned to training after a minor back problem forced him to sit out a training session on Friday.
Mesut Ozil has been passed fit to play for Germany in their game against Azerbaijan on Sunday.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both jetted off to meet up with their international teams despite both carrying an injury.
Joachim Low, the absolute swine, didn't vote for Mesut Ozil for a FIFA award.
Since signing for Werder Bremen, Serge Gnabry has gone from strength to strength and you can't help but imagine Arsene Wenger will always watch him with a tinge of sadness.
Lazio striker, Ciro Immobile, has revealed that Mesut Ozil is his favourite player.
After Serge Gnabry's new club, Werder Bremen, took to Twitter to gloat that their forward had scored a hattrick for Germany, the player was asked about it.
Olivier Giroud, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal have all received call-ups ahead of the international break next week.
Joachim Low has revealed that he plans to watch a few Arsenal matches in England this season since two of his German players reside there.
After Germany's 2-0 win over Northern Ireland during their World Cup Qualifier, Shkodran Mustafi, who came on in the 69th minute, hailed their performance.
Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil both got minutes for their respective countries on Tuesday evening, while Wojciech Szczesny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs were unused substitutes.
Mesut Ozil has taken to Twitter to reassure worried Arsenal fans that he's not injured after being substituted off at half time during German's 2-0 World Cup Qualifier win against Northern Ireland.
Mesut Ozil's assist for Germany on Saturday set a new record
Mesut Ozil grabbed another assist as he helped his country open the scoring against Czech Republic on Saturday evening.
Mesut Ozil has revealed that he wants to be Arsenal’s number 10 after getting the same shirt number with Germany.
Shkodran Mustafi is now the third most expensive German player of all time.
Mesut Ozil basically scored for Germany in their international friendly v Finland on Wednesday night.
Mesut Ozil has changed his shirt number with Germany to no.10.
Serge Gnabry has been named the Rio 2016 men's Player of the Tournament for the Olympic football.
Serge Gnabry scored his penalty against Brazil in the final of the Rio Olympics Men’s Football tournament but had to watch on as the hosts won the shoot-out thanks to Neymar.
Arsenal's centre-back, Josephine Henning, will come back to the club with an unexpected gold medal as Germany beat Sweden 2-1 in the Olympic final on Friday.
After scoring six goals in four appearances, if you were going to put money on one player to score to put Germany through the final of the Olympic's football tournament, it would be Serge Gnabry.
The Arsenal centre back was again an unused sub and has not seen much game time in the tournament but will come back with at least a silver medal.
Serge Gnabry is confident of sealing Germany’s place in the Olympic final when they face Nigeria at 8pm (UK) in Rio.
Former Gunner, Lukas Podolski, has announced his retirement from international football.
The Arsenal defender stayed on the bench for the whole 90 minutes as Germany beat China PR and avoided an upset, unlike world #1 USA and #3 France who went home earlier than expected.
Thursday's headlines were dominated by the news that Shkodran Mustafi's agent confirmed an agreement between his client and Arsenal but other stuff happened to, believe it or not.
Serge Gnabry isn't showing any signs of slowing down as he scored two more goals in Germany's 10-0 triumph over Fiji in the Olympics on Wednesday night.
Arsenal have received a boost after Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud all returned to training as scheduled.
The Arsenal centre-back, Josephine Henning. was given her first start in the competition, but was withdrawn at half-time making way for Annike Krahn as Germany were defeated 2-1 by Canada.
Liverpool's Emra Can and our very own Mesut Ozil seem to be firm friends and the fact that Can has been pictured wearing the playmakers signature cap just cements this.
Serge Gnabry scored his second and third goals at the Rio Olympics as he netted twice on Sunday against South Korea.
The Arsenal defender was subbed on at half-time for Annike Krahn and took part in the fightback as Germany came from 2-0 down to get a 2-2 draw.
Germany opened their 2016 Rio Olympics tournament with a huge 6 - 1 win over lower ranked Zimbabwe while Arsenal's defender, Josephine Henning stayed on the bench for the whole game.
Mesut Ozil is still enjoying his summer break after playing in the Euro 2016 semi-finals and it appears he's hanging out with Liverpool's Emra Can and Schalke's Leroy Sane.
Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil have made Opta's best XI of the Euros.
Mesut Ozil has once again shown why he's a class above the rest by writing a heart-felt, touching caption on Instagram.
Against the general run of play and most people's predictions, France beat Germany to the Euro final.
The huge Euro quarter-final clash between Germany and Italy was settled by penalties after the score remained 1-1 after regular and extra time.
As he gets ready to face Italy in Germany's Euro quarter final, Mesut Ozil has revealed a new ad for Adidas.
Mesut Ozil took to Twitter to congratulate Arsenal teammate, Alexis Sanchez, on his Copa America win.
Despite both Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil putting in a decent shift during the Euros so far, they also have something else in common: they've both missed penalties.
After Germany's 3-0 win over Slovakia in the Euros on Sunday, Ian Wright revealed that he would have loved to play with Mesut Ozil and that he believes the midfielder can be the best no. 10 in the world.
Before I start this I’m going to be honest – I couldn’t have cared less about what was going on in the world of...
The cause, to me, is clear. It’s no coincidence.* Arsenal rarely get penalties in the Premier League, so it’s no surprise that they are rubbish at...
Mesut Ozil and new boy Granit Xhaka have been named in the top ten best performing players at this year's Euros so far.
Mesut Ozil has given a huge indicator that he'll be signing a new deal with Arsenal by urging his German compatriots to join the Premier League.
Here's a look at what happened in the Goonerverse on Tuesday.
Mesut Ozil was brilliant again during Germany's 1-0 win over Northern Ireland; Wojciech Szczesny didn't feature for Poland due to a thigh injury.
Mesut Ozil has hit back at his critics who have recently decided to regurgitate the 'body language' spiel.
Mesut Ozil has, apparently, growled a response when asked about Jerome Boateng’s comments that claimed Germany were not good enough in the final third during their goalless draw with Poland on Thursday night.
Another day, another load of Euro action.
Mesut Ozil started for Germany as they struggled to create anything of note and drew 0-0 with Poland.
Speaking to The Players’ Tribune, Jerome Boateng revealed that one of his biggest inspirations was Patrick Vieira when he was at Arsenal.
Mesut Ozil might get a lot of stick from people in England, but he’s still one of the best supported players in the world.
With the Euros underway and Arsenal players to focus on, it seems as if the transfer gossip mill is taking a little break. In fact,...
Mesut Ozil started for Germany as they got their Euros off to the best possible start with a win over Ukraine in Lille and grabbed a late assist despite being quiet for most of the game.
Let's have some fun!
While his fellow Germans are off enjoying life in France at the Euros, Per Mertesacker, who hung up his international boots in 2014, has found other ways to entertain himself this summer.
As the Euros get ready to start, many people haven’t realised that there have been a host of rule changes. Here are 11 of the 95 changes so you know what’s going on at least some of the time (although some are quite ridiculous)
Mesut Ozil started for Germany on Saturday as they defeated Hungary 2-0 in preparation for the Euros.
When the German national team was announced, the biggest shock, after the exclusion of Marco Reus (before people knew he was injured), was the inclusion of former Arsenal joker, Lukas Podolski.
With all 24 squads now confirmed for the Euros, let’s take a look at the Arsenal interest at this summer’s tournament.
Mesut Ozil has revealed that finishing above Tottenham was a 'nice end to the campaign but that he would have preferred to win the league.
Germany manager Joachim Low surprised no-one with the inclusion of Mesut Ozil in his squad for the Euros but he did offer a few other surprises.
Mesut Özil missed out on German's 2-1 loss to Slovakia on Sunday.
Kinder have released some special edition eggs ahead of the Euros this summer and Mesut Ozil’s face is one of the players that they’ve chosen to feature.
As expected, Mesut Özil has been called up to the Germany squad for Euro 2016.
Arsenal star Mesut Özil capped a superb season with another assist on Sunday afternoon, but he's still going to leave fans sweating on his future.
Mesut Özil scored his 19th goal for Germany on Tuesday night from the penalty spot as the world champions eased past Italy in their last game before the end of the season.
Mesut Ozil was named German Player of the Year underlying the great season he has been having that sees him just two assists shy of Thierry Henry’s Premier League record. The announcement was made in January and the Germans took the opportunity to present him with the award before their game against England.
England met Germany in Berlin on Saturday evening, each featuring an Arsenal player as the Three Lions came away with a 3-2 win.
Mesut Ozil has returned to training for Germany after recovering from his ankle problem. The midfielder picked up the injury when John Stones landed on...
Currently struggling with an ankle injury, Mesut Özil is hoping to be fit enough to play for Germany when they meet England on Saturday. The...
Mesut Ozil missed out on training with the German national team according to the DFB’s official Twitter account. Ozil picked up a problem against Everton...
As we descend further into the chasm of a largely tedious interlull, are we right to dismiss the importance of national team fixtures? For those...
Arsenal's Mesut Özil will be a little relieved, as he helped world champions Germany book their place at Euro 2016. A tricky qualifying faze was...
They're already world champions, but Germany keep churning out high quality talent and there's nothing the rest of the world can do about it. Look...
Mesut Özil was optimistic ahead of the international break, but his spirit must have been dampened somewhat by a lacklustre performance on Thursday night. Germany...
The celebrations have been delayed for world champions Germany, after the Republic of Ireland beat them on Thursday night. A draw for the German national...
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil started both of Germany's games over the past week as the world champions successfully negotiated tricky fixtures. Prior to the latest...
Mesut Özil had a quiet night during Germany's eventful 3-2 win at Hamden Park. Heading into the game, Germany knew all three points would leave...
Arsenal's Mesut Özil took to Instagram to show off his Adidas boots after the qualifier against Poland last week. The German playmaker dedicated his boots...
Mesut Özil started in Frankfurt as German won their European Championship qualifying game against Poland on Friday night. The Arsenal playmaker shook off a knee...
World Cup winner Mesut Özil tasted international success during last summer's tournament in Brazil, and now he wants more. The German playmaker is targeting another...
Liverpool's Emre Can has been called up to the German national side ahead of the next round of international fixtures and is hoping to...
Arsène Wenger won't be best pleased. Star midfielder Mesut Özil missed Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Newcastle United last Saturday with a knee injury but has...
by Lewis Ambrose Mesut Özil reminded me of something with a post on Instagram earlier. The German star wasn't really considered as such at last season's...
by Lewis Ambrose Former Germany captain Lothar Matthäus has had a dig at the career of Lukas Podolski as the current Arsenal player gets closer and...
by Lewis Ambrose Backing into space that nobody else even sees, dropping a shoulder, playing a pass that didn't even appear to be a possibility:...
by Lewis Ambrose In an interview with German magazine kicker, Mesut Özil has spoken about the 2014/15 season, his injury, his ambition, and the German national...
by Lewis Ambrose In an interview with German magazine kicker, Mesut Özil has spoken about the 2014/15 season, his injury, his ambition, and the German national...
by Lewis Ambrose In an interview with German magazine kicker, Mesut Özil has spoken about the 2014/15 season, his injury, his ambition, and the German national team. At...
by Lewis Ambrose Lukas Podolski isn't fooling anyone, and he doesn't even seem to be trying anymore - he doesn't want to return to Arsenal. Speaking in...
German fans have a strange relationship with Mesut Özil, often criticized when he is present and missed when he is absent. There is no...