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My FIFA u-20 Women World Cup Diary: Part 2

After a successful trip to Saint-Malo, we went to Vannes the following day to watch Japan v Paraguay and Germany v Haiti.

Finally one of Özil's German teammates speaks out in his defence

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.

Fans hold mass demonstration against 'racist' treatment of Özil as he...

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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.

Turkey hails Mesut Ozil’s statement attacking DFB

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )
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...

German officials urged to quit over Mesut Ozil

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 23: Aiman Mazyek, Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (Zentralrat der Muslime), speaks to the media after the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) political party broke off a meeting with the Council on May 23, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Central Council of Muslims invited the AfD to a talk as Petry recently announced that the AfD is against the construction of minarets and the wearing of headscarves by women in Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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 offers heartfelt support to Mesut Ozil

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.

Arsenal star 'will not be playing again' for his country

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Mesut Özil won't play for Germany again, having burned all his bridges with the national team, according to reports in the country.

Mesut Ozil's father encourages him to quit after latest attack

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.

Arsenal star's value drops more than anybody else's after World Cup...

Mesut Özil's transfer value has dropped more than anybody else's at the World Cup, according to analysis in Spain.

Podcast: Mesut Ozil is the best but still gets all the...

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 clashes with German fans as lazy journalists blame him...

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )
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 explains how Mesut Ozil reacted to being dropped

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Joachim Low has revealed he received a ‘great reaction’ from Mesut Ozil after the German was dropped for their group game against Sweden.

Manager urged to drop 'dead frog' Arsenal star for World Cup...

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Mesut Oezil of Germany reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
The out-of-proportion media criticism of Mesut Özil is continuing in Germany, ahead of the country's second World Cup match against Sweden.

No heart, doesn't want to wear the shirt: Legend turns on...

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 27: Lothar Matthaeus, newly elected president of the Club of Former National Players, prior to the friendly match between Germany and Brazil at Olympiastadion on March 27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Lothar Matthaus has hit out at Mesut Ozil claiming that it looks like he doesn’t want to play for Germany.

Podcast: Xhaka and Lichtsteiner criticised – Arsenal World Cup daily round-up

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).

Mesut Ozil undertakes 6 extra training sessions to be fit for...

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: Joachim Loew, head coach of Germany talks to his palyer Mesut Oezil during the Germany training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at CSKA Sports Base on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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.

Arsenal star back in training just in time for World Cup

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal warms up during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Mesut Özil is back in full training with Germany, just in time for his country's opening game against Mexico on Sunday.

Arsenal star names World Cup favourites: Snubs Gunners teammate

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.

Underfire Arsenal German admits World Cup selection unlikely

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Shkodran Musatfi does not expect to be selected for the World Cup according to a report from Germany this morning.

Manager on Arsenal's shortlist 'reluctant' to take the job this summer

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: German National Team Head Coach Joachim Loew speaks to the audience during the Extraordinary DFB Bundestag at Messe Frankfurt on December 8, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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.

Arsenal star's World Cup dream is off if he doesn't improve

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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.

Arsenal star dropped from Germany squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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 issues Arsenal with 3rd Aubameyang warning

Former Germany defender, Thomas Berthold, is the third person to warn Arsenal about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's behaviour.

Craig Bellamy names which Arsenal player "drives me up the wall"...

Craig Bellamy recently laid into Mesut Ozil after his performance for Germany against England because the playmaker 'drives him up the wall'.

More stats emerge that shatter Mesut Ozil narrative as pundits show...

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.

These are the nine Arsenal players currently away in the international...

Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.

Arsenal fans furious after 25-year-old picks up serious injury in meaningless...

Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt for Arsenal's clash against Watford on Saturday and Gooners aren't happy.

Arsene Wenger delivers concerning injury update: Three Arsenal players won't go...

Arsene Wenger has revealed that three Arsenal players won't be going on international duty for their respective countries.

Fans ask the same question to Arsenal 28-year-old after last night's...

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.

Video: Arsenal’s international round-up: Özil scores and assists in Germany win

Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil impressed once again, scoring and assisting a goal as his side enjoyed a 6-0 win over Norway.

Arsenal international roundup: Young Gun bags hat-trick, Ozil assists and 26-year-old...

Several Arsenal players were in action for their respective countries on Friday 1 September; here's how they got on.

Mesut Ozil gets international call-up while 2 first team Arsenal players...

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Mesut Ozil has been called-up for Germany's upcoming international games but it was a different story for two other Arsenal players.

Women U19 European Championships: France and Spain progress, England face Scotland...

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.

U19 European Championships: England beat Italy in matchday one

In matchday one of the Women's U19 European Championships,England beat Italy 2-1 thanks to a brace from Georgia Allen.

Women’s 2017 European Championships: Germany and Sweden qualify for the quarter-finals

Germany and Sweden booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's European Championships, having beaten Russia and Sweden respectively.

Women’s 2017 European Championships: Russia surprise Italy, Sweden hold Germany in...

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.

Ozil lifts the lid on Arsenal's summer signing

Mesut Ozil has been getting all the gossip on Arsenal new boy, Sead Kolasinac, from Germany teammate Julian Draxler.

£30m defender passes on chance to join "dream club" Arsenal to...

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.

Alexis frustrated as Mustafi's Germany win final

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.

Mustafi benched as Germany make final to meet Chile

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Shkodran Mustafi was an unused substitute in Germany's 4-1 Confederation Cup win over Mexico on Thursday night.

Confederations Cup round-up: How did Chile and Portugal fare in the...

Alexis Sanchez helped Chile reach the Confederations Cup at the expense of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

International round-up: Sanchez’s Chile progress while Mustafi watches on as Germany...

Alexis Sanchez
Germany and Chile both qualified for the knockouts as the Confederations Cup group stages drew to a close.

£21m German midfielder refusing contract extension amid Arsenal interest

Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka has said he's focused on Germany's Confederations Cup campaign, despite reported interest from Arsenal.

Alexis Sanchez press conference in full

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Alexis Sanchez spoke to the press after winning Man of the Match for Chile's 1-1 draw against Germany in the Confederations Cup.

Alexis seals record thanks to Mustafi mistake, Holding finally set to...

Skhodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez represented their countries last night.

Arsenal duo on the brink of the semis in this summer's...

Calum Chambers and Rob Holding are aiming for the semi-finals of the U21 European Championships tonight.

Mustafi has his say on the rumours linking Sanchez to a...

Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has stated his desire to see Alexis Sánchez stay at the club amid speculation surrounding the Chilean's future.

Mustafi talks religion, his dream job, friendships in football and captaining...

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.

Mustafi plays as Germany's defence wobbles, Chambers helps England win

Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers both started and played the full 90 minutes in narrow victories for their respective countries.

German 25-year-old defender: When I got the call, I didn't wait

Shkodran Mustafi has revealed some insight into how he was feeling about an unexpected role within Germany's World Cup-winning team of 2014.

Arsenal international roundup: Goals for Mustafi and Ox but Iwobi disappointment...

Three first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, with contrasting fortunes.

Mustafi: It gives us a chance to try new things

Shkodran Mustafi has looked ahead to the Confederations Cup in Russia starting next week.

Arsenal new boy 'excited' to get started

Sead Kolasinac has said he followed the career of Mesut Ozil closely.

Talented former Arsenal youngster triggers release clause

Ex-Arsenal player Serge Gnabry will leave Werder Bremen this summer after a successful season.

Per Mertesacker admits one major career disappointment

Per Mertesacker revealed his failure to win a league title was one of the biggest disappointments of his career.

International manager expects Arsenal man to be a leader this summer

Germany manager Joachim Low believes that Shkodran Mustafi will be one of the team's leaders ahead of this summer's Confederations Cup.

Ozil out of Germany squad for Confederation Cup

Mesut Ozil has been left out of Germany's Confederation Cup squad.

Arsenal midfielder returns to training

Mesut Ozil has returned to training after a minor back problem forced him to sit out a training session on Friday.

Mesut Ozil passed fit to play for Germany

(L) of Muenchen and of Arsenal battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany.
Mesut Ozil has been passed fit to play for Germany in their game against Azerbaijan on Sunday.

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez injury updates

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both jetted off to meet up with their international teams despite both carrying an injury.

Germany boss explains why he didn't pick Mesut Ozil

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Joachim Low, the absolute swine, didn't vote for Mesut Ozil for a FIFA award.

Will this be Wenger's biggest player regret?

Serge Gnabry debut for Germany
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.

Prolific Serie A striker reveals Arsenal man is his favourite player

Lazio striker, Ciro Immobile, has revealed that Mesut Ozil is his favourite player.

Former Gunner admits he owes success to Arsenal

Serge Gnabry debut for Germany
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.

Ozil left out of Germany squad as three other Arsenal stars...

Olivier Giroud, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal have all received call-ups ahead of the international break next week.

German boss reveals plans to keep eye on Arsenal stars

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.

Mustafi highlights importance of concentration until final whistle

Shkodran Mustafi
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.

Four Arsenal stars feature for countries while others watch from bench

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.

Arsenal injury boost: Mesut Ozil reassures fans after Twitter goes into...

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.

Ozil’s first assist of the season is a record-breaker

Mesut Ozil's assist for Germany on Saturday set a new record

Quick watch: Ozil grabs assists as Germany stroll to victory

Mesut Ozil grabbed another assist as he helped his country open the scoring against Czech Republic on Saturday evening.

Mesut Ozil: I want to be Arsenal’s number 10

Mesut Ozil has revealed that he wants to be Arsenal’s number 10 after getting the same shirt number with Germany.

Mustafi now third most expensive German of all time

Shkodran Mustafi is now the third most expensive German player of all time.

Watch: Mesut Ozil scores for Germany v Finland, Arsenal new boy...

Mesut Ozil basically scored for Germany in their international friendly v Finland on Wednesday night.

Official: Mesut Ozil gets no. 10 shirt

Mesut Ozil has changed his shirt number with Germany to no.10.

Arsenal star handed award after storming poll

Serge Gnabry has been named the Rio 2016 men's Player of the Tournament for the Olympic football.

Gnabry scores his penalty as Germany miss out on gold, shares...

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.

German Arsenal star wins gold in Rio Olympics

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.

Arsenal star helps Germany through to final (video)

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.

Arsenal star an unused sub as Germany qualify for Gold medal...

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.

Gnabry aiming for Olympic gold

Serge Gnabry is confident of sealing Germany’s place in the Olympic final when they face Nigeria at 8pm (UK) in Rio.

Former Arsenal star quits international football

Former Gunner, Lukas Podolski, has announced his retirement from international football.

Arsenal star not used as Germany progress to semi-finals

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 Arsenal recap: Mustafi almost done, Mahrez merry-go-round + more

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.

Watch: Arsenal star unstoppable - scores 2 in 10-0 thriller

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 boost: Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud all return...

Arsenal have received a boost after Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud all returned to training as scheduled.

Arsenal star features in 2-1 Germany loss

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.

Look: Liverpool star spotted wearing Mesut Ozil's signature hat

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.

Quick watch: Gnabry scores 2 inc great freekick to rescue Germany

Serge Gnabry scored his second and third goals at the Rio Olympics as he netted twice on Sunday against South Korea.

Arsenal defender features in Germany fight back

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.

Arsenal defender unused sub as Olympics football gets underway

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.

Look: Arsenal star cosies up with Liverpool and Schalke men

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.

Stat proves these two Arsenal players are among the best at...

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil have made Opta's best XI of the Euros.

‘They deserve it’ – Ozil sends classy message to France

Mesut Ozil has once again shown why he's a class above the rest by writing a heart-felt, touching caption on Instagram.

Three Arsenal players solid in Euro semi-final clash

Against the general run of play and most people's predictions, France beat Germany to the Euro final.

Arsenal man runs the show for Germany but misses again

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.

Ozil stars in excellent and funny new Adidas video

As he gets ready to face Italy in Germany's Euro quarter final, Mesut Ozil has revealed a new ad for Adidas.

Arsenal man congratulates teammate on huge victory

Mesut Ozil took to Twitter to congratulate Arsenal teammate, Alexis Sanchez, on his Copa America win.

Germany's Twitter account makes dig at off English football

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.

'This star is the best no.10' - Arsenal legend agrees with...

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.

Weekend recap: Arsenal players paying the penalty + Lukaku and more

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...

Premier League referees to blame as Ozil misses penalty as Germany...

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...

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea men among 10 best at Euro 2016

Mesut Ozil and new boy Granit Xhaka have been named in the top ten best performing players at this year's Euros so far.

Arsenal star gives huge indicator that he'll stay

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.

Tuesday recap: Is the chase for Morata over?

Here's a look at what happened in the Goonerverse on Tuesday.

Ozil shines for Germany, Poland progress without Arsenal man

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.

Arsenal star: I don't want to prove myself

Mesut Ozil has hit back at his critics who have recently decided to regurgitate the 'body language' spiel.

Mesut Ozil issues cutting response to teammate's criticism

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.

Thursday recap: What’s up with Wilshere? + Mkhitaryan, Ozil + BBC...

Another day, another load of Euro action.

Not even Ozil can shine in dull German draw

Mesut Ozil started for Germany as they struggled to create anything of note and drew 0-0 with Poland.

Arsenal legend told Bayern Munich star “I could be your dad”...

Speaking to The Players’ Tribune, Jerome Boateng revealed that one of his biggest inspirations was Patrick Vieira when he was at Arsenal.

Ozil and Vardy in top ten best selling Euro ‘hero’ shirts

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.

Sunday recap: Cavani? Giroud v Benzema + actual football

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,...

Ozil quiet but still gets an assist as Germany win

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.

Hilarious: Per Mertesacker shows off his big sausage

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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.

11 new football rules you need to know ahead of the...

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)

Watch: Ozil starts as Germany beat Hungary

Mesut Ozil started for Germany on Saturday as they defeated Hungary 2-0 in preparation for the Euros.

Podolski: It’s an outrage to call me a mascot!

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.

Arsenal players at the Euros – who’s in, who’s not

With all 24 squads now confirmed for the Euros, let’s take a look at the Arsenal interest at this summer’s tournament.

Ozil on finishing above Tottenham, Leciester and being PotS

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.

Ozil reveals why he didn't play for Germany as he's named...

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.

Arsenal man misses out on German humiliation

Mesut Özil missed out on German's 2-1 loss to Slovakia on Sunday.

Ozil features on Kinder Egg ahead of Euros

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.

Özil named in 27-man Euro 2016 squad…with Podolski

As expected, Mesut Özil has been called up to the Germany squad for Euro 2016.

Özil gives surprise update on Arsenal contract talks

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.

Watch: Özil beats Buffon to end international goal drought

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.

Photo: Ozil presented with German Player of the Year award

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.

Welbeck and Özil start as England beat Germany

England met Germany in Berlin on Saturday evening, each featuring an Arsenal player as the Three Lions came away with a 3-2 win.

Look: Ozil and Liverpool star return to training

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...

Özil: England is my second home

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...

Injury concerns for Arsenal and Manchester United as stars miss training

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...

Why should Arsenal fans care about international football?

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...

Özil weaves his magic to provide goals as Germany qualify (watch)

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...

Özil backs Germany to dominate thanks to youth system

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...

Özil: It’s difficult to come together at international level

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...

Özil has goal disallowed as Germany lose

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...

Özil satisfied by international break

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...

Özil subbed off in Germany win

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...

Özil shows off boots

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...

Video: Özil's brilliant passing against Poland

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...

Özil's dreams dashed by Germany boss

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 man wants to learn from Ozil

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...

Germany to risk Özil despite knee injury

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...

Mesut Özil's career changed a year ago today

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...

Former Germany captain slams Podolski

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...

Arsenal genius Mesut Özil explains how he became so talented

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:...

Germany star insists there are no problems

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...

Mesut Özil 'My best position is 10, but I'm not selfish'

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...

Arsenal star talks about his injury and returning to top form

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...

Podolski keen to avoid Arsenal return

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...

Mesut Ozil and his strange relationship with German fans

German fans have a strange relationship with Mesut Özil, often criticized when he is present and missed when he is absent. There is no...