Tag: Mesut Ozil

Two Arsenal players nominated for the 2016/17 FIFA World 11

Arsenal's attacking duo Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez have both been nominated for the 2016/17 FIFA World 11.

Ian Wright says Arsene Wenger should leave out this Arsenal duo...

Ian Wright thinks Arsène Wenger should avoid bringing Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez back into the Arsenal team, after the Gunners performed so well against Chelsea without the pair.

Arsenal 28-year-old provides fitness update

Mesut Ozil has provided a fitness update after missing out on Arsenal's clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger confirms these two Arsenal players will be involved against...

Arsène Wenger revealed defender Calum Chambers and Jack Wilshere will feature in Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster Rovers.

Journalist believes Arsenal players enjoyed not having these two on the...

New York Times journalist, Rory Smith, reckons that some Arsenal players actually enjoyed playing without Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez against Chelsea on Sunday.

Arsenal-linked 23-year-old admits admiration for Mesut Ozil

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Julian Draxler has spoken about how close he and Mesut Ozil are.

Deciding whether Arsenal should drop 28-year-old for these types of games

Now before anyone gets too angry about this, I feel it’s interesting to delve into what possibilities could happen as a result of this decision.

Craig Burley names the one player Arsenal need most

After Arsenal put in an organised and committed performance against Chelsea on Sunday without Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez, some pundits asked if the Gunners really need the pair.

Ian Wright names the two players who could "mess up the...

Ian Wright has claimed that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez would "mess up the team dynamic" when Arsenal play Tottenham.

Arsenal told they would be a mid-table side without these two...

Steve Nicol thinks that Arsenal would be a mid-table side without Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez, despite some recent claims to the contrary.

Episode 113: Bridge over troubled water?

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew is joined by Stephen and Ross to discuss the draw at Chelsea and ponder the long-term prospects if/when Alexis and Özil leave.

Jamie Carragher names the one area Arsenal impressed in without their...

Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal defended better against Chelsea without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the team. 

Martin Keown believes Arsenal "were much better" without star duo

Arsenal legend Martin Keown says the Gunners "were much better" without Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez against Chelsea on Sunday.

Gary Neville calls out these two Arsenal players after Sunday's draw...

Gary Neville believes Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil need to take a look at themselves after Arsenal drew against defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge without either player starting.

Defiant Arsenal captain had this to say about Mesut Ozil's critics...

Arsenal captain and former Germany international Per Mertesacker has backed teammate Mesut Ozil to defy his critics this season, and believes he's one of the most important players in the side.

Would Mesut Özil really want to join Mourinho at Manchester United...

Mesut Özil still hasn't signed a new contract and Arsène Wenger says that talks have slowed down, so naturally the rumours about where Mesut could end up next summer have started to grow.

Is Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil a liability or is his ‘laziness’ a...

Mesut Özil is often accused of not turning up for the big away games with Arsenal, even if many accept that at home and against the smaller teams he can take a team apart.

Wenger calls Welbeck’s groin injury ‘good’ but not in that way

Arsene Wenger has given an update on Danny Welbeck's injury.

Arsenal reportedly suffer massive injury blow in run-up to Chelsea game

Mesut Özil is expected to miss Arsenal's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

Report: Madrid to buy-back Ozil just so Barcelona can’t get him

Real Madrid could buy-back Mesut Ozil to prevent him from joining Barcelona, according to reports. 

Big injury boost as Wenger expects key pair to be fit...

Arsenal injury news
Arsene Wenger has delivered an update ahead of the game against Chelsea this weekend, stating that Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil ‘should be alright’ to feature’.

Danny Murphy says Arsenal 28-year-old would be better off at one...

Danny Murphy thinks Mesut Özil would be better off at one of Arsenal's title rivals, such as Manchester United, Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsene Wenger issues contract update on Arsenal 28-year-old

Arsène Wenger has revealed that contract talks with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil have "slowed down", rather than having stopped entirely as reports previously alleged.

Arsenal considering January move for Juventus 29-year-old

Arsenal have been linked with Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, potentially lining him up as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil who could leave at the end of their contracts next summer.

How these two Arsenal midfielders inspired victory over Bournemouth

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil were instrumental as a sharper Arsenal side dispatched an abject Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger explains how long Francis Coquelin will be sidelined for

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin will be out of action for three weeks, having picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

These seven Arsenal players didn’t train ahead of Thursday’s Europa League...

Arsene Wenger could leave out seven first-team players for Thursday’s Europa League clash, with Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey all missing training.

Arsenal 28-year-old tells the club he wants to leave

Mesut Özil will leave Arsenal for free at the end of the season, according to latest reports in Germany.

Fans predictably react after being asked opinion of Arsenal 28-year-old

Mesut Özil put in a much improved performance against Bournemouth along with the rest of the team, and Arsenal took to Twitter to ask fans what they thought of his performance.

Arsenal 28-year-old dedicates Saturday's victory over Bournemouth to fan with brain...

Mesut Özil has dedicated Arsenal's win against Bournemouth to a young fan suffering from a brain tumour.

6 things we learned from Arsenal’s confident win over Bournemouth

Arsenal have actually managed to register a comfortable win even if it was against struggling Bournemouth.

Fan furious as Arsenal 'flop' rates higher on Fifa 18 than...

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Mesut Ozil has been given a higher rating than several Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs stars, and the anger it's causing is pretty funny.

Arsenal 'incredibly confident' Mesut Ozil will sign new deal 'soon'

Arsenal are reportedly still confident that Mesut Ozil will sign a new deal with the club soon.

Mesut Ozil makes pundits look stupid against Bournemouth

There are few things I enjoy more than when Mesut Ozil makes pundits look stupid.

Not Alexis: Arsenal’s most influential player revealed as Ozil ranks 3rd

In a new model devised by data experts from the University of Liverpool,University of Salford, and University College London, we can see who Arsenal's most influential player was last season and, guess what? It's not actually Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal 28-year-old and takes a shot at ex-players

Arsene Wenger has defended Mesut Ozil after he received criticism from ex-Arsenal players, while issuing a parting shot to said legends in a recent press conference.

Former Bayen Munich midfielder the latest to criticise Arsenal 28-year-old

Former Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Stefan Effenburg believes that Steven Gerrard's assessment of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil was correct.

Arsenal holding talks with 28-year-old stars after £280k-per-week deals were turned...

Arsenal will hold further contract talks with Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and German playmaker Mesut Ozil, but aren't holding out much hope of tying the pair down to new deals.

Arsenal name these 42 players in this season's squad for the...

Alexis Sanchez has been named in Arsenal's Europa League squad for this season, along with 41 other players.

Former Chelsea midfielder says under-fire Arsenal 28-year-old needs to do this...

Ex-Chelsea and Celtic midfielder Craig Burley thinks Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Özil needs to look at himself before criticising former players of the Gunners.

Former Arsenal striker slams "ridiculous" comments made from 28-year-old

Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner has called Mesut Ozil's recent comments "ridiculous", after the German international fought back at criticism from ex-Gunners.

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.

Arsene Wenger told to sign Paris Saint-Germain 23-year-old with the help...

Julian Draxler
Arsenal fans have demanded that Mesut Özil help Arsene Wenger sign Julian Draxler from Paris Saint-Germain in January, after the pair impressed for Germany during the international break.

Gabriel Marcotti says Arsenal 28-year-old deserves more respect as "he's not...

Gabriele Marcotti believes Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil deserves more respect, after the endless criticism he's received in recent days.

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 28-year-old told to sign a new contract

Arsenal fans have urged Mesut Ozil to sign a new contract with the club, after club legend Ian Wright challenged the playmaker to prove his commitment.

It's been six months since Arsenal 28-year-old held contract talks

Arsenal have reportedly not held contract talks with Mesut Ozil since March.

Arsenal planned to sell these eight players and more this summer

Arsenal wanted to sell more than eight players this summer to free up space on the wage bill, in addition to clearing their bloated first-team.

Lionel Messi reportedly blocked Arsenal 28-year-old from joining Barcelona

Barcelona were reportedly told not to sign Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil by long-serving forward Lionel Messi.

Arsenal legend hits back at "laughable" 28-year-old after criticism over media...

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has hit back at German playmaker Mesut Ozil after his criticism of former Gunners working in the media.

This is how Arsenal could sign £50m-rated 26-year-old

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is looking for a move to either Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham in January, but will only get it if he shows his 2015/16 form.

International round-up: Arsenal trio feature for France, Welbeck scores for England,...

Three Arsenal players featured for France in their stalemate with Luxembourg, while Danny Welbeck scored for England and Mesut Ozil impressed with Germany.

Arsenal fans back Mesut Ozil after star blasts critics

Arsenal fans have backed Mesut Ozil after his impassioned rant on social media on his fourth Gunner-versary.

Emotional Ozil hits out at former Arsenal players & speaks about...

2 September marked four years since Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal from Real Madrid and the playmaker had a lot to say on social media.

Do Arsenal really not have any money for transfers?

The media has been reporting to fans that Arsenal didn't have any money for signings on deadline day, but is this true?

4 years on Arsenal’s comments after signing Mesut Ozil look awful

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Today marks four years to the day that Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil, and looking back at comments from the club at the time, you can’t help but think they were spinning a load of bulls**t (shocking, I know).

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.

Patrick Vieira hits out at claims Arsenal have no leaders &...

Patrick Vieira claims that Arsenal still have plenty of leaders at the club, despite what many say in the media.

Barcelona offered Turan plus cash for Mesut Ozil

Barcelona offered Arda Turan plus cash for Mesut Ozil, according to reports.

Arsenal’s deadline day as told by David Ornstein

With the deadline now passed, we're going to bring you Arsenal's deadline day, as summed up by David Ornstein.

Barcelona make £55m bid for Arsenal star contract rebel: Spain window...

With the Spanish window still open, Barcelona have reportedly made a £55m offer for Mesut Ozil.

You won't believe what this Arsenal legend said about the Gunners'...

Emmanuel Petit
Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has said he would sell Mesut Ozil this summer.

These four Arsenal players break silence on 24-year-old's £40m move to...

Arsenal players have given their tributes to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, after the midfielder's deadline day move to Liverpool.

Jamie Redknapp says Arsenal have been "amateurish" over their handling of...

Jamie Redknapp
The way that Arsenal have handled Alexis and Özil's contract situations has been "almost amateurish" according to Jamie Redknapp.

Arsenal reportedly in talks with Barcelona for 28-year-old

Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer Mesut Ozil to Barcelona in an Arda Turan-plus-cash deal.

Arsenal players reportedly becoming disillusioned at the club for this reason

Arsenal's senior players are reportedly feeling disillusioned with the club and are worried about the Gunners' lack of ambition.

Stuart Pearce belives this has caused Arsenal's problems in the last...

After Arsenal's embarrassing performance against Liverpool on Sunday, Stuart Pearce blamed the Gunners' problems on the players with contract issues.

Newcastle legend says this concerned him about Arsenal on Sunday

Newcastle legend, Alan Shearer, lays into Arsenal in his recent column, admitting that the Gunners' body language during their 4-0 loss at Liverpool was worrying.

Dortmund looking to spend portion of £97m on Arsenal 28-year-old

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly looking to spend a portion of the £97m they got from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele on Mesut Ozil this summer.

Former Manchester United defender says these players want to leave Arsenal

Phil Neville has said that half of Arsenal's team against Liverpool no longer want to be at the club.

Arsenal 28-year-old says "blame us" after Sunday's debacle at Anfield

Mesut Ozil has issued an apology following our 4-0 thumping at Anfield yesterday.

Former player claims Arsenal must sell this player now

Oxlade-Chamberlain should be sold, according to former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas.

Wenger makes weird Lacazette claim as he hails striking duo

Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette can form a good partnership.

Liverpool manager defends Mesut Ozil

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended Mesut Ozil after recent criticism.

Oxlade-Chamberlain talks Özil and Alexis

With all their futures in the balance we're looking back on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's thoughts on teammates Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil, which he gave earlier in the summer.

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.

Arsenal hit back at criticism directed at 28-year-old with this Instagram...

Arsenal may have hit back at the Mesut Ozil criticism by sharing an impressive statistic on their Instagram account.

Arsenal legend admits treatment of 28-year-old "annoys me"

Ian Wright has spoken out against criticism over Mesut Ozil following his performance versus Stoke last Saturday.

Arsenal close to agreeing deal for 27-year-old

Kieran Gibbs
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is closing in on a move to Galatasaray, according to reports in Turkey.

Full list of the Arsenal players’ weekly wages: Alexis Sanchez and...

Arsenal's players have had their weekly wages revealed, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil the top earners on £140k-per-week each.

Episode 109: Mordor, rings and sods

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matt and Stephen are joined by newbie Luke Ginnell (Hard G.) to pore over the defeat to Stoke City.

Joey Barton comes to the defence for Arsenal 28-year-old: "He's easy...

Former Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has defended Mesut Ozil's performance for Arsenal in Saturday evening's defeat to Stoke City.

Shock and hilarity as Stoke Police respond to 'robbery' tweet from...

Stoke Police engaged in some banter with an Arsenal fan on Twitter after Saturday's game.

Reaction from supporters and pundits after Arsenal 28-year-old is unfairly put...

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil came in for a lot of criticism for his performance against Stoke City in Saturday evening's defeat at the Britannia Stadium.

Arsenal legend continues verbal assault of 28-year-old

Martin Keown has continued to lay into Mesut Ozil and believes he doesn't want to be at Arsenal.

Proof Mesut Özil is being singled out unfairly for criticism

Mesut Özil has, once again, been picked out by pundits as the reason why Arsenal didn't win a match.

Pundit claims this is what Arsenal can expect from Alexis

Mark Schwarzer has claimed that Alexis Sanchez won't be at his best unless he signs a new deal with the Gunners.

Wenger defends Ozil from Gerrard and Keown criticism

Arsene Wenger has defended Mesut Ozil after his performance against Stoke.

Martin Keown latest lazy pundit to slam Mesut Ozil after Arsenal...

Martin Keown has said that Arsenal cannot afford to carry Mesut Ozil following their defeat to Stoke.

Liverpool legend takes easy option and tears Arsenal star apart

Steven Gerrard has claimed that Mesut Özil is a liability away from home for the Gunners.

Arsenal duo could help Gunners seal £32m Paris Saint-Germain star

Julian Draxler
Mesut Özil and Sead Kolašinac have been marked as potential influencers in the future of Julian Draxler.

Arsenal 28-year-old clearly looking forward to North London derby after making...

Arsenal and Germany forward Mesut Ozil stirred up some excitement ahead of November's North London by playing Tottenham in a game of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.

Arsenal risk losing £200m for this decision made by Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has said he’s willing to keep his contract rebels at the club and risk losing them for free in 12 months, even if it costs Arsenal £200m.

Video: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls Real Madrid star "one of the...

Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil says Cristiano Ronaldo is "one of the greatest in the world", and believes the Portuguese international is unlike any other player.

Yohan Cabaye says this Arsenal player is the best in the...

Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye believes Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Özil is the best player in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger hopes to extend these three players’ contracts

Arsene Wenger revealed his hopes to extend the contracts of Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil, with the trio in the last year of their respective deals at Arsenal.

Arsenal legend says Arsene Wenger needs to learn from Chelsea to...

Thierry Henry believes that Arsene Wenger needs to give Mesut Ozil a wake-up call if he's going to get the best out of him.

Ex-Arsenal man says this player will take centre stage for the...

Stewart Robson
Hold the press people, Stewart Robson has managed to say something vaguely complimentary about Arsenal.

Martin Keown says these two Arsenal players are heading for the...

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes the Gunners won't be able to stop Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil leaving the club.

Reviewing referee Mike Dean’s performance in Arsenal’s win over Leicester on...

Mike Dean books Shkodran Mustafi
Referee Mike Dean had a mixed game on Friday night as Arsenal defeated Leicester 4-3.

Atletico Madrid could target Arsenal 28-year-old if they lose star striker

Atletico Madrid could target Arsenal's Mesut Özil if Antoine Griezmann exits the Vicente Calderon.

Former ref criticises Ozil decision as narrative builds

Former referee, Keith Hackett, believes that Leicester have the right to feel 'aggrieved' after Mesut Ozil got away with illegally handling the ball on Friday night.

Mesut Ozil offers himself to Barcelona – or does he? What’s...

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Mesut Ozil has reportedly asked his agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, to offer him to Barcelona.

Report: Arsenal ready to spend £525k-per-week to keep Ozil and Alexis

Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez a combined £525k-per-week in order to convince them to stay.

Mesut Ozil hails 'experienced' former Gunner working with team

Mesut Ozil believes that Jens Lehmann's personality will be a big help on the training ground.

Arsenal squad injury update pre-Leicester City: Ozil in, Alexis out

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It’s getting harder and harder to keep track of who’s fit and who isn’t ahead of Arsenal’s first 2017/18 clash against Leicester, so here's the latest.

Ozil passed fit to start against Leicester, Ramsey in contention

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has been passed fit to start against Leicester City in Friday evening’s Premier League opener, while box-to-box midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in contention.

Arsenal defender reveals what Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi and others did...

New-boy Sead Kolasinac has revealed that Arsenal's strong German influence in the squad helped him quickly settle in.

Arsene Wenger arrives early to press conference and makes bold claim...

Arsene Wenger was reportedly 13 minutes early to his pre-match press conference and wasted no time telling the media how prepared his side are for anything Leicester City throw at them.

Wenger reveals these three players could miss Friday’s Premier League opener

In his press conference previewing Friday’s Premier League opener with Leicester City, Arsene Wenger has revealed Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Per Mertesacker could miss out.

Arsenal could have seven players missing Friday’s Premier League opener with...

Arsenal could reportedly be missing up to seven players for their opening day Premier League fixture against Leicester City on Friday evening.

Welbeck wants a "healthy debate" with Wenger over playing time

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck says he is hoping to start alongside new signing Alexandre Lacazette this season.

Wenger admits duo could miss Friday's meeting with Leicester City

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will probably 'be short' for Arsenal's Premier League match against Leicester on Friday.

What do Arsenal still need to do before the window closes?

The transfer window shuts on 31 August, which gives Arsenal about 25 days to wrap up a number of deals but what do they need to do?

What positions do Arsenal still need to strengthen?

There's just one month remaining in the transfer window, and Arsenal still have work to do.

Ozil, Ramsey and Koscielny’s Community Shield absence explained

Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny were all noticeably absent from Arsenal's squad to face Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday.

How do Arsenal players’ salaries compare to Neymar’s?

After his move to PSG, we're looking at how Neymar's massive wages compare to Arsenal's top earners.

Mesut Ozil’s new boots: What are they, how much and where...

At the end of July, Mesut Ozil was the first player to wear the new ADIDAS Ace 17+ Purecontrol football boots from the Ocean Storm collection, but where can us normal humans get them?

Absent Ramsey ‘should be’ fit enough for Chelsea

Arsene Wenger insists that Aaron Ramsey should be fit enough to face Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday.

5 things to look out for when Arsenal play Chelsea

Arsenal face Chelsea on Sunday in the traditional curtain raiser for the new season, the Community Shield.

Pictures: Behind the scenes at Arsenal’s photocall

On Wednesday, the Arsenal squad took part in their official photocall.

Arsenal’s open training session: Gabriel returns while Ramsey misses out

On Thursday, the Arsenal squad took part in an open training session at the Emirates so the fans could watch their favourite players up close and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Are Barcelona really targeting Ozil as Neymar’s replacement?

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has been rumoured to be a target for Barcelona as a potential replacement for Paris Saint-Germain-bound Neymar.

6 questions that Arsenal still need to answer before the season...

The 2017/18 season is less than a fortnight away but Arsenal still need to answer several key questions before it kicks off.

Monday recap: Barcelona’s pursuit of Ozil, Arsenal lining up fourth bid...

On Monday, Barcelona were linked with a £53m move for Ozil, Arsenal signed a talented young winger and there was fury over Stan Kroenke’s bloodsports channel.

Wenger: ‘Having players in final year of contract is ideal’

Arsene Wenger has claimed that having players in the final year of their contract is an "ideal situation."

Barcelona could turn to Ozil if they fail in Coutinho pursuit

Barcelona will try to sign Mesut Ozil for £53m if they can't sign Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho.

Every Arsenal story you might have missed this weekend

Arsenal’s pursuit for Thomas Lemar and Alexis’ sickness dominated news, coupled with a potential £126m loss for the Gunners. Arsenal also picked up a piece of silverware.

Mesut Ozil praises former Arsenal youngster Chris Willock

Mesut Ozil has praised former Arsenal winger Chris Willock ahead of tomorrow's friendly against Benfica.

Ozil lavishes praise on former Arsenal wonderkid Willock

Mesut Ozil recently lavished praised on former Arsenal wonderkid, Chris Willock.

Ozil close to signing new Arsenal contract worth £14.6m-a-year

Mesut Ozil is reportedly close to agreeing a new contract with Arsenal, that could see him earning an eyewatering £14.6m-a-year.

28-year-old Arsenal star close to agreeing £280k-per-week deal

Mesut Ozil is reportedly close to finally agreeing a £280k-per-week deal with Arsenal.

Arsenal fans hail “agent Ozil” on his “contract assist” for Alexis

Arsenal fans are currently hailing Mesut Ozil's apparent attempt to persuade Alexis Sanchez to sign a new deal with the Gunners.

Player ratings: Cech and Martinez solid between the sticks in shootout...

Arsenal goalkeepers Petr Cech and Emi Martinez both shone in Wednesday's win over Bayern Munich.

Video: More from Arsenal’s Shanghai fan party

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Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emi Martinez, Francis Coquelin and Nacho Monreal all attended an Arsenal fan party in China.

Pictures: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Ozil, the Ox and Lacazette at Arsenal’s...

Hundreds of Chinese fans attended one of the more unique Arsenal fan parties in recent times.

Pictures: Arsenal continue training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

Arsenal continued their pre-season training in China ahead of tomorrow's game against Bayern Munich.

Arsenal’s pre-season duties get weirder as squad lands in China

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Arsenal have landed in China and wasted no time getting stuck in to a bunch of weird pre-season duties.

Everybody’s making the same joke after Özil’s “focus” tweet

Arsenal fans have been reacting to Özil's latest post on Twitter in typical fashion.

Arsenal supporters may not agree with Stewart Robson's opinion on Ozil...

Stewart Robson thinks Arsenal should take Mesut Özil's contract offer off the table and sell Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal accidentally leak away kit during match coverage

Have Arsenal accidentally leaked their 2017/18 away kit?

Everybody is saying the same thing after Mesut Ozil’s recent revelation

Mesut Ozil recently confirmed his desire to remain at Arsenal, but fans believe he's only staying because no other club wants or can afford him.

Mesut Ozil makes surprise admission about his teammate on Sky Sports

Speaking to the media during Arsenal's pre-season tour in Australia, German playmaker Mesut Özil has said he hopes Alexis Sanchez will stay this summer.

Arsenal boost as marquee signing reveals desire to sign new contract

Mesut Ozil has given Arsenal fans the news they've all been waiting for since the end of last season: he wants to stay.

Ozil reveals squad number for 2017/18 season

Mesut Ozil has hinted that he may be changing his squad number this season.

Pictures: Arsenal unveil their new PUMA third kit

Arsenal unveiled their new black-and-pink third kit in Sydney this morning.

Was Lucas Perez given a fair chance at Arsenal?

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
It looks almost certain that Lucas Perez will be leaving the club this summer after a season of limited opportunities.

Özil: "What Draxler told me about our new signing"

Mesut Özil has been talking about Arsenal's first signing of the summer, Sead Kolašinac, in an interview on the Arsenal website.

Arsenal may have announced Ozil's new shirt number

Have Arsenal sneakily revealed Mesut Ozil's new shirt number?

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.

What does Arsenal’s 25-man pre-season squad tell us about incomings and...

Arsenal have announced their 25-man squad for the tours of Australia and China. What does it tell us about who could stay and who could leave the club this summer?

What does the lack of clubs linked with Mesut Ozil tell...

Mesut Ozil has a year left on his contract and has yet to reach an agreement with Arsenal, but a lack of interest could suggest he's staying.

Mesut Ozil’s latest comments heavily hint at Arsenal stay but will...

All the available evidence seems to be pointing to Mesut Ozil staying at Arsenal next season but will he sign a new deal?

Ozil: My friends told me I’ll have fun with Lacazette

Mesut Ozil has said he is looking forward to playing with "ice cold" Alexandre Lacazette.

Alexandre Lacazette wages: How do they compare to his new teammates?

How do Alexandre Lacazette's wages stack up against his new Arsenal teammates'?

7 players Wenger has used the personal touch to sign

With the news that Arsene Wenger personally called up Russian scout, Oleg Luzhny, to watch CSKA Moscow midfielder, Aleksandr Golovin, we look at other players that the Frenchman has used the personal touch to sign.

Arsenal’s incomings and Lyon’s outgoings: Where Lacazette ranks

The £52m transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon to Arsenal is a record deal for both clubs.

Episode 102: Waiting with baited breath

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew is joined by Sylvain to discuss staff additions, the Lacazette likelihood, whether Willock is just the start of home grown-departures and the impact of Mesut Ozil's love life.

Mesut Ozil’s Instagram account hacked as he gets new girlfriend

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Mesut Ozil's Instagram was hacked on Sunday evening by someone who either isn't happy about his choice of new girlfriend... or just wants to cause a little drama.

Pires; Arsenal must do these 2 things this summer

Alexis Sanchez, Robert Pires
Robert Pires has said that Arsenal must keep hold of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and add two or three new players.

Mesut Ozil renews executive box at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil scores v Stoke
Has Mesut Ozil dropped another hint that he could be extending his Arsenal contract?

Which players do Bleacher Report believe will be the best for...

Bleacher Report explores the three worst and the three best moves Arsenal could make this summer.

Arsenal have one less club to worry about in their pursuit...

AC Milan have pulled out of the race to sign James Rodriguez, leaving the door open to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Arsenal offer 20% bonus incentives to keep duo at the club

Arsenal are reportedly set to offer Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil 20% pay-rises if the Gunners can regain their place in the top four next season.

Former Real Madrid midfielder attracting the interest of Besiktas

Turkish champions Besiktas are interested in signing Mesut Ozil and are the only side linked with the German this summer despite his contract having less than a year to run.

Lacazette's Arsenal shirt number

With the news that Arsenal appear to be serious about signing Alexandre Lacazette and the move being seemingly up for discussion with Lyon, it's fair to say that there's at least a chance that we could see the striker in red and white next season.

Arsenal players on holiday

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The Arsenal players have been taking some much-needed down-time ahead of their pre-season Australian tour in July.

17 crazy Arsenal transfer rumours

The summer transfer window will see Arsenal linked with a host of players they have no intention of signing, and the Gunners have already been the subject of some crazy transfer rumours already.

Do Arsenal really have to sell lots of players to keep...

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Arsenal will reportedly have to sell a load of first team players in order to afford Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil's new wages... or will they?

Mesut Ozil gives clear indication where his future lies

Mesut Ozil has potentially given a clear indication of where his future lies as he prepares for pre-season with Arsenal.

Robert Pires has his say on what Arsene Wenger should do...

Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires believes Arsenal should be ambitious enough to tie Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil down to new contracts while bringing in three more players to challenge for the title next season.

Julian Laurens believes these two players are halting Arsenal's activity in...

European football expert Julien Laurens believes the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil has to be resolved before Arsenal sign any more new players are let others leave.

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.

Arsenal appoint Team Sky chief to work on contract negotiations

The restructuring of Arsenal’s backroom staff continues with the appointment of Team Sky chief Huss Fahmy to handle contract negotiations within the squad.

"I think Arsenal are probably a team he could go to."...

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Ross Barkley could end up joining Arsenal, according to former captain Alan Stubbs.

When is Arsenal’s official kit launch taking place?

Arsenal’s official kit launch for the 2017/18 is expected to be on Wednesday, and latest leaked pictures show Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the strip, suggesting the pair could be retained this summer.

What positions are Arsenal actually looking to reinforce this summer?

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After missing out on Champions League qualification, Arsenal have a very important transfer window ahead. We've already been linked with several players, but which areas of the team should be reinforced this summer?

Tottenham duo reign as Alexis valued higher than Mbappe but Ozil's...

Since 2012, the CIES Football Observatory has published a weekly post analysing the top five major leagues in Europe, and this week they've focused on transfer values.

Arsenal's 10 most expensive signings - Can you name them all?

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Arsenal have been heavily criticised in recent years for a lack of big moves in the transfer market. Perhaps it's not much of a surprise then, that eight of their top 10 all-time most expensive signings have been completed in the last five seasons.

Walcott making big plans to reclaim spot in the Arsenal first-team...

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Theo Walcott has returned to training earlier in an effort to relcaim his starting role for next season.

Has Wenger taken his eye off the ball when it comes...

Arsenal have 12 players out of contract next summer and therefore set to run into their final year very soon - does this suggest that Arsene Wenger has taken his eye off the ball?

Granit Xhaka discusses Alexis exit talk and Ozil staying at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka has spoken to German press about his time at Arsenal and the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

What’s the deal with Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation at Arsenal?

Aaron Ramsey's contract expires in 2018, but there's been little talk of a renewal.

6 greatest things Mesut Ozil has done in an Arsenal shirt

Since signing for Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, what are some of the greatest things that Mesut Ozil has done?

How Chelsea’s defensive revolution helped Arsenal find their way

This season, a new formation and tactical system swept the Premier League, and to some extent world football.

Mesut Ozil wants it, Arsenal should give it to him

Back in January, Mesut Ozil apparently made it clear that he wanted Jack Wilshere's coveted number 10 shirt: should Arsene Wenger give it to him?

Where did Arsenal rank in the list of the most decorated...

A Reddit user named Harefield has researched which football club has the most decorated players in Europe in the squad.

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.

Olivier Giroud admits jealousy over these 2 Arsenal players

Olivier Giroud has said he is jealous of team-mates Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal will only sign Leicester's Riyad Mahrez if this happens

While Arsene Wenger has been playing coy over Arsenal's potential move for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez this summer, it's being reported that the Gunners will only attempt to sign the winger if Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez reject new deals.

Where would Riyad Mahrez fit in at Arsenal?

Riyad Mahrez has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal for the last two summers, but where would he fit in?

Mesut Ozil: I can't rule out return to Schalke

Mesut Ozil has revealed that he'd be open to a return to Schalke one day.

Was buying Mesut Ozil really an insult to Jack Wilshere? The...

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Tony Adams has claimed that the signing of Mesut Ozil was an insult to Jack Wilshere.

29 players rated but who topped Arsenal's Player Power Rankings?

With the 2016/17 season having come to a close, it's time to look at which Arsenal players were the most influential over the course of the campaign, as well as those who left a lot to be desired.

17 of the craziest Arsenal transfer rumours so far

The summer transfer window will see Arsenal linked with a host of players they have no intention of signing, and the Gunners have already been the subject of some crazy transfer rumours already.

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal will not sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez...

Arsene Wenger has reiterated that neither Mesut Ozil nor Alexis Sanchez will be going anywhere this summer.

Arsenal goal wins Champions League goal of the tournament

Mesut Özil's magical strike to complete an unlikely turnaround against Bulgarian side Ludogorets has been voted as the UEFA Champions League's best goal of the tournament this season.

Arsenal and Ozil to agree £280k per week contract

Mesut Ozil has reportedly agreed to sign a new £280k-per-week contract with Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil does another u-turn over Arsenal contract

Mesut Ozil appears to have taken another u-turn over his Arsenal contract.

Arsenal Forward's Review

It is hardly surprising that the first year Arsenal finished as 5th highest scorers in the Premier League that they find themselves ousted from...

Arsenal's contract rebels demanding £18m-a-year to stay at the Emirates

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Arsenal's star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil reportedly want £350k-per-week to sign new deals.

Arsenal teammate hints that Ozil is as languid as he's reported...

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has described Mesut Ozil as a "silent assassin", revealing the playmaker "goes about his business quietly."

"The club is bigger than individuals!" - Who is this Arsenal...

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has said Arsenal would be right to sell star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Report: "Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez reject Arsenal's improved contracts"

Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are being offered huge new deals to stay at the club but aren't keen on signing based on the most recent report.

Ball-winners, creative playmakers, goalscorers and box-to-box midfielders: How did Arsenal’s men...

From ball-winners like Francis Coquelin, to creative playmakers such as Mesut Ozil, to goalscoring midfielders like Aaron Ramsey and industrious box-to-box players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal are blessed with a lot of options in the engine room.

Arsenal 5 man wishlist to replace Alexis and Ozil

Arsenal have reportedly put together a five-man shortlist of attacking players who can replace Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez if they leave north London this summer.

Only Leicester man and Manchester United star played more minutes than...

Alexis Sanchez played an amazing 4,854 minutes of football since last July. Alexis ranks 13th in list of most used played since 1/7/2016 Only...

Arsenal prepare ‘record breaking’ offers for world class duo Ozil and...

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Arsenal are preparing to offer Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez record-breaking contracts to keep them at the club.

Mesut Ozil mocks 'experts' after Chelsea win

Mesut Ozil has mocked so-called experts for their FA Cup final predictions.

Arsenal goal of the season

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After Aaron Ramsey's winning header in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, I'm finding it difficult not to name that as goal of the season five times.

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea

Arsene Wenger's done it again.

Arsenal Player focus: Mesut Ozil masterclass destroys Chelsea

Mesut Ozil demonstrated against Chelsea in the FA Cup final exactly why Arsene Wenger splashed £42.5m on him four years ago.

How Arsenal could line up in 2017/18

This upcoming transfer window promises to be an important one for Arsenal as they look to strengthen significantly with a summer overhaul plan in place, and a recent article has already taken a look at how the Gunners' first-team squad could look with business being completed in multiple areas.

Mesut Ozil demands £350k to join Turkish side in total nonsense...

Mesut Ozil is apparently demanding £350k-per-week from Turkish side Besiktas after holding a 'secret meeting' over a summer move.

Former Gunners defender tells maligned manager to stop overindulging his players

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown accuses Arsenal's star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez of unprofessional behaviour.

Arsenal legend feels World Cup winner isn't proving his worth in...

Arsenal's all-time top goalscorer Thierry Henry has criticised Mesut Özil for failing to show his brilliance in possession on a consistent enough basis for the Londoners.

Ex-Arsenal and England goalkeeper sends a message to his former club

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Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman wants his old club to reconsider their way of doing business. The England shot-stopper said in an interview that...

Petr Cech hints younger Arsenal players will get chance in Europa...

In news that might not be welcomed by most supporters, Petr Cech has said that Arsenal have improved from last season.

Mesut Ozil lined up for Per Mertesacker charity game

Per Mertesacker is set to play in a charity match on June 3 in Hanover, Germany with Mesut Özil possibly also featuring.

Player focus: Mesut Ozil makes critics look stupid once again v...

Mesut Ozil proved once again versus Everton on Sunday afternoon that he's far from the lazy player he's been branded numerous times this season.

Arsene Wenger: Super-star duo behave like this

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had to face endless questions over the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil this season, with the pair yet to extend their stay at the Emirates past next summer, but he believes they want to stay and pointed to recent performances as proof of their commitment.

Did this Arsenal star hint of over-reliance on his creativity?

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has enjoyed a fantastic season in terms of his productivity, scoring and creating 42 goals in 54 appearances, and he...

Arsenal man admits Real Madrid legend was his idol growing up

Mesut Özil has revealed his admiration for Zinedine Zidane as a youngster growing up.

Why is everyone talking about this footballer's heart of gold?

Having already been praised for inviting 11-year-old brain tumour sufferer, Charlie, into his private box to watch Arsenal against Sunderland in midweek, behind-the-scenes pictures have emerged with the German and one of his biggest fans after our 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Mesut Ozil most followed Premier League player, ousting Manchester United star

Mesut Ozil has now reached 15m Twitter followers.

Mesut Ozil: What I want is not important

After a very poor run in the league, Arsene Wenger changed his formation for the first time in the last 20 years of management, and according to reports, Mesut Ozil isn't quite satisfied with it but is happy to do what is needed for the team.

Tactics: How Ozil and Xhaka were able to destroy Sunderland

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Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka evidently didn’t read the script that Tuesday night’s home win over Sunderland was to be an end of season dead rubber played at walking pace by both sides.

Ozil out of Germany squad for Confederation Cup

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

‘Lazy’ Mesut Ozil sets new Premier League record v Sunderland

Often unfairly branded as 'lazy', Mesut Ozil proved that he's anything but during Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday.

BBC man tells Mesut Ozil to leave Arsenal for Tottenham

BBC Garth Crooks calls for Mesut Ozil to leave Arsenal and join Tottenham

Pundit: Arsenal must do this to keep Ozil and Alexis

Ray Parlour wants Arsenal to ‘go big’ with their wages, urging them to pay up to £250,000pw for Alexis Sanchez and Mest Ozil.

Arsenal pair make TOTW as BBC man calls for Ozil to...

Arsenal team of the week
Garth Crooks has named Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in his Team of the Week, continuing his tradition of picking mostly players who were on the TV.

Wenger waxes lyrical over maligned star: “He has blossomed in this...

In aftermath of Saturday’s 4-1 win at Stoke City, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for playmaker Mesut Ozil who scored a fantastic goal, courtesy of a perfect slide-rule pass from Alexis Sanchez.

‘Absolutely exquisite’ Pundit raves about Arsenal pair after Stoke display

Much like Arsenal fans everywhere, Ray Wilkins could barely contain himself on Saturday after Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil teamed up to net the Gunners' second goal against Stoke.

Blow me! Mesut Ozil & Arsenal do crossbar challenge with inflatable...

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Mesut Ozil, Rob Holding, Gabriel, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, and some random blokes called Mathieu Debuchy and Yaya Sanogo recently took part in the crossbar challenge with a twist.

Mesut Ozil praised for offer to child with brain tumour

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Mesut Ozil has invited 11-year-old brain tumour sufferer, Charlie, into his private box at the Emirates for Arsenal v Sunderland later this month.

Mesut Ozil: Like me or loathe me, only Wenger’s opinion matters

Mesut Ozil claims that he doesn't care what other people think of him, as long as he has Arsene Wenger's backing.

Mesut Özil reveals his greatest goal of career so far

Mesut Özil has revealed the greatest goal of his career and it's unsurprisingly one of the 31 he has for Arsenal to date.

Player focus: Özil quietly effective, temporarily silencing critics

Mesut Özil is not a big-game player. He fades when his side need him most and is a luxury player, one that Arsenal cannot afford - so say his critics, especially in the media.

Barcelona considering bold move for Arsenal star

According to reports, Mesut Ozil has decided to leave the Emirates, but his destination could be a bit of a shocker - Barcelona.

Wenger: Before we spend big money we do this

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Mesut Ozil struggles with criticism at times but that he ‘embraces the challenge’ of big games.

Ozil: This Arsenal goal was the best of my career

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Mesut Ozil has revealed that the goal he scored against Ludogorets in the Champions League back in November was the best goal of his career.

Mesut Ozil’s latest comments hint strongly at new contract

Mesut Ozil's latest comments about living in London and playing for Arsenal seem to strongly hint at a new contract.

3 options for what’s wrong with Arsenal right now

So. Where were you last Sunday when Harry Kane took a dive after being tripped inside Arsenal’s penalty area?

Wenger: This is why Mesut Ozil kicked the door at Tottenham

Arsene Wenger insists that Mesut Ozil didn't kick a door at White Hart Lane because he was angry about a drugs test, it was frustration at the result.

Keown: This Arsenal star is playing like he wants to leave

Martin Keown believes that Mesut Ozil is currently playing as if he wants to leave Arsenal.

Arsenal star in 'rage' after Spurs defeat drugs request

Mesut Ozil allegedly kicked a door in anger after it was requested that he take a routine drugs test at White Hart Lane.

Mesut Ozil ‘demanding’ massive wage increase from Arsenal

Mesut Ozil is reportedly 'demanding' a massive wage increase from Arsenal.

Will FA act after Tottenham fans throw objects at Mesut Ozil?

Images have emerged of Tottenham fans throwing objects at Mesut Ozil during the North London Derby but will the FA take action?

Ozil is a windup merchant & 4 other things we learned...

The final whistle has blown on the last North London Derby at White Hart Lane, with Arsenal deservedly losing 2-0 but did we actually learn anything?

Football journalists and Mesut Ozil: Morons everywhere

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After Arsenal's defeat at Tottenham, a number of football writers turned their attentions to Mesut Ozil and his contribution at White Hart Lane. Wheeling out...

Pires: The treatment of this Arsenal star is wrong

Robert Pires has defended Mesut Ozil against the unfair treatment he's received in the press.

Mesut Ozil: Champions League first, my future after + long interview

Mesut Ozil has admitted that he won’t make a decision on his future until the summer (again) reiterating that getting Arsenal in to the Champions League is the biggest priority at the minute.

New director of football at Arsenal to stop contract renewal problems

Once Arsenal appoint a director of football, they're hoping that they will put a stop to players entering the final year of their contract and therefore prevent future uncertainty over stars leaving.

Mesut Ozil doesn’t care if Arsenal got ‘lucky’ against Leicester

Mesut Ozil doesn't care that Arsenal's 1-0 win over Leicester City on Wednesday night was 'lucky', he's just glad to win.

Mesut Ozil: I’m happy at Arsenal but…

Mesut Ozil has once again reiterated his love for London and Arsenal but admits that finishing in the top four is important to him.

Mesut Ozil: Manchester United wanted me

Mesut Ozil has revealed in his recent book, Gunning for Greatness, that there were four clubs interested in signing him after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Mesut Ozil gives sneak preview of new fashion label

This week, Mesut Ozil announced his new fashion label.

Mesut Ozil helps Manchester City new boy settle

Manchester City new boy, Leroy Sane, has revealed how helpful Mesut Ozil's support has been for him while settling into a new country.

Mesut Ozil ‘desperate’ to win 3rd FA Cup

Looking ahead to Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City, Mesut Ozil says he's desperate to win the trophy again.

Ozil: When Arsenal fans sing my song this happens

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In his new autobiography, Gunning for Greatness: My Life, Mesut Ozil revealed how much the song the Arsenal fans sing for him means.

Ozil reveals Arsene Wenger breaks Arsenal tradition

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Mesut Ozil has revealed in his new autobiography, Gunning for Greatness: My Life, that it's Arsene Wenger who picks the shirt length for matches.

Ozil sightsees in London, Daily Mail make it about him leaving

You can always trust the Daily Mail to fabricate a huge story out of nothing.

PSG 'encouraged' by Alexis talks, also want 2nd Arsenal star

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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly 'encouraged' by their apparent talks with Alexis Sanchez and are now looking at Mesut Ozil as well.

Why do so many footballers not strengthen their weaker foot?

After Ozil’s great finish against Middlesbrough, with none other than his RIGHT foot, it got me thinking about how often he has actually used his weaker foot.

Stunning Mesut Ozil social covers

I don't know about you, but I just love Mesut. Who am I kidding, I *know* that all of you love him as well! I've made...

£45m offer rejected from Tottenham, Arsenal spot opening for Ozil replacement

With both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil stalling on their new contracts, Arsene Wenger has started preparing for their possible departure according to reports.

How sh*t must you be, we're winning away: Arsenal fans react...

Arsenal went to Middlesbrough with six changes to their lineup and a back three for the first time in 20 years, looked a total shambles, yet managed to come away with all three points.

Mesut Ozil offered £380kpw AFTER TAX

Mesut Ozil has revealed that last summer he was offered a 'fairy tale' amount of money to switch to the Chinese Super League.

Ozil: These were Wenger's tactics against Bayern Munich

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Mesut Ozil has revealed Arsene Wenger's tactics heading into Arsenal games against Bayern Munich.

Mesut Ozil: Premier League referees just say ‘don’t whinge’ when you’re...

Mesut Ozil has spilled the beans on his rude awakening to English football in his new autobiography, Gunner for Greatness: My Life.

Mesut Ozil: The moment I loathed Jose Mourinho

Mesut Ozil has revealed the moment in his career in which he really loathed Jose Mourinho.

Draxler: I want this Arsenal star at PSG

PSG playmaker Julian Draxler has publicly admitted his eagerness for compatriot Mesut Özil to join him in Paris this summer.

If Arsenal can only keep one, should it be Ozil or...

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It may seem like an impossible decision but, if faced with the option to only keep one at Arsenal, who would you pick, Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Mesut Ozil 'left embarrassed' over excessive demands

After refusing to sign a new £250,000 a week deal with Arsenal, Mesut Ozil is reportedly set to return to the drawing board with his tail between his legs.

Mesut Ozil's contract leads to stupidest Arsenal press conference question

Mesut Özil has confirmed talks over a long-awaited contract extension are on hold until the summer prompting the stupidest question at Friday's press conference.

Episode 90: Insert profanity here: West Ham, Crystal Palace, Ozil’s options...

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In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita and Stephen to talk the West Ham false dawn and Palace fall to earth, Ozil's options, boardroom wranglings and Carragher's comments.

What next for Sanchez and Ozil?

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As the Gunners continue towards another season of overall disappointment, many fans are already turning their attentions to next season.

Buy players! Mesut Ozil: Arsenal know they need to strengthen this...

Mesut Ozil has told the Mail on Sunday that Arsenal are aware they need to strengthen ahead of the new season, but that isn’t the most important thing for the club.

Mesut Ozil: I want to win Premier League and Champions League...

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Mesut Ozil has said that he wants to win the Premier League and Champions League with Arsenal in a lengthy interview that gives the clearest indication of where his future lies.

What’s hot, what’s not: Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Tottenham & more

It was a much better week for Arsenal this week than over recent times. So let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

Ozil cares more than you think says Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists that Mesut Ozil cares more than people seem to think he does.

How Arsenal's throwback tactics against West Ham got the best out...

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An Arsenal side inspired by Mesut Özil and captained by Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey got back to winning ways against West Ham, while also turning in a solid performance they can build upon moving towards Wembley.

Ozil, Xhaka and Wengerball: Lessons from Arsenal's win over West Ham

Arsenal took home all three points against West Ham, ending a run of games in which they played like a bunch of idiots.

Wenger talks Ozil ‘hit hard’, Elneny, Ospina, confidence & more

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Arsene Wenger met with the press after Arsenal returned to winning ways against West Ham.

Arsenal player focus: Ozil on another planet against West Ham

It's no coincidence that when Mesut Ozil has a stunning match, the rest of the Arsenal team also buck up their ideas.

Best tweets as Arsenal return with great display against West Ham

Arsenal got back to winning ways against West Ham at the Emirates in an exciting match which showcased some actual football from the Gunners.

Who would you keep: Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

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It may seem like an impossible decision but, if faced with the option to only keep one at Arsenal, who would you pick, Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Long read: Arsenal's Manchester City salvage job doesn't dispel dissent

The best that can be said about the weekend's game is that it stopped the losing run.

Why Arsenal need to get their act together and make an...

Whatever is going on behind the scenes, Arsenal need to announce the outcome as an ever increasing matter of urgency, because until then the fans,...

Gary Neville tears Arsenal trio apart: But he’s wrong about two

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Gary Neville didn’t hold back when it came to post-Manchester City analysis, picking out Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcot and Mesut Ozil for special criticism.

Nicking a living? Mesut Ozil does this more in England than...

Mesut Ozil’s form at the minute is awful, I think we can all agree on that.

Arsenal player focus: Ozil divides opinion despite stats matching Manchester City...

Although Leroy Sane has been receiving all the plaudits following Arsenal and Manchester City's 2-2 draw, Mesut Ozil had a better game than will be reported.

Wenger: This is why Mesut Ozil missed glorious chance against Manchester...

Mesut Ozil had a glorious chance to score for Arsenal and perhaps win them the game against Manchester City but he fluffed his lines.

How Arsenal and the media are failing Mesut Ozil

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Mesut Ozil is misunderstood and misrepresented by the people paid handsomely to explain this game to us. He’s punished for their ignorance and preference for hyperbole. Ozil is being made a scapegoat, mostly by a media determined to see him fail from the moment he joined Arsenal

Mesut Ozil announces English version of his autobiography

Mesut Ozil’s autobiography will be released in English next month, allowing more fans to read what is meant to be a great book.

Mesut Ozil: I'm supposed to create not chase the ball

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Mesut Ozil has told Bild that he’s not going to start chasing after the ball and that’s not what he’s in the side for, while admitting he has not kept up his performances this season – like the rest of the team.

‘Poor’ Ozil outperforming praised Manchester City star

Mesut Ozi's agent has hit out at criticism
Despite Mesut Ozil not being at his best during the second half of this season at Arsenal, he's still ahead of Manchester City's new boy, Leroy Sane.

Iwobi on Wenger, Alexis and Mesut Ozil

Alex Iwobi has been pretty vocal recently about his respect for Arsene Wenger and desire for the Frenchman to stay at Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil: I love Arsenal

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The Metro have decided to take some perfectly innocent comments from Mesut Ozil and twist them to mean that he wants to leave Arsenal.

How can Arsenal prepare for life after Alexis and Ozil?

Even the most optimistic Gooner probably knows deep down that Alexis Sanchez is leaving in the summer.

Arsenal squad injury report

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The latest on Arsenal's injured players and who may or may not be available for the Premier League match at home to Manchester City on 2 April.

How Alexis Sanchez’s form at Arsenal has cost Mesut Ozil his

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I have an awful feeling Mesut Ozil’s final assist in an Arsenal jersey will be to himself - an assist that helps him pioneer...

Raging Alexis, shaggy Bellerin & more: Top 10 pictures, International edition

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A look at the best 10 pictures from the world of international football over the past week.

Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal future could hinge on top 4 place as...

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Mesut Ozil’s dream is to win the Champions League, a task that will be a lot harder for him if Arsenal don’t even qualify for the competition next season.

Mesut Ozil: This is how I feel at Arsenal

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Mesut Ozil looks like he could well sign a new Arsenal deal with the player saying he will make a decision ‘soon’.

Ozil’s future, Xhaka’s fear, & Barcelona star’s agent: Arsenal’s week in...

A look at some of the main Arsenal quotes from this week.

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.

Wenger, change, Arsenal Fan TV & more: The best of the...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
A round-up of all the Arsenal-related Daily Cannon audio features delivered this week.

Mesut Ozil statement clarifies injury confusion

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On Friday morning it was no sooner reported that Mesut Ozil was fit after his recent injury than it was reported that he was now out with a back problem.

Mesut Ozil: I don’t know how to decide my Arsenal future

Mesut Ozi's agent has hit out at criticism
Mesut Ozil has said that he does not know how to decide his Arsenal future but admitted that he feels very well at the club and in the city.

Mesut Ozil overcomes one injury, picks up another

Mesut Ozil was reportedly declared fit for Germany’s clash on Sunday with Azerbaijan, recovering from the minor hamstring injury he had picked up but he is now sidelined with a back injury.

Mesut Ozil passed fit to play for Germany

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Mesut Ozil has been passed fit to play for Germany in their game against Azerbaijan on Sunday.

Arsenal Invincible: These 2 players owe Wenger

Arsenal should be favourites says Jens Lehmann
Jens Lehmann believes that Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil owe Arsene Wenger a huge performance against Manchester City.

Arsenal pundit: Ozil needs to be more like Tottenham star

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Lee Dixon reckons that if Mesut Ozil had Dele Alli's nastiness, he'd be 10x the player he is now.

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Petr Cech & more - Arsenal squad...

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As various Arsenal players depart for international duty despite being previously ruled out, it's difficult to make heads nor tails of who's currently injured and who isn't.

Wenger on contracts: His, Ozil’s and Alexis

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Arsene Wenger has spoken exclusively to beIN SPORTS regarding his, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's futures at Arsenal.

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.

Arsenal work out how to spin Wenger’s new contract for fans

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News this week has focused on Arsene Wenger signing a new deal and reports claimed that the club were simply looking for a way to spin’ it for the fans so that it doesn’t cause a riot.

Tactics: Explaining went wrong for Arsenal against West Brom

‘Control’ in a footballing context is an almost subjective word that means different things to different people. Someone who didn’t watch Saturday’s match at The...

Audio: Why Ozil leaving says more about Arsenal than Alexis going

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As the summer approaches, we face the very real prospect of losing the three biggest names at Arsenal - Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil and...

Arsene Wenger hoping for international break miracle ahead of Manchester City’s...

Arsene Wenger is hoping that all of his players come back from international duty without injury although he might as well wish for world peace.

Why Ozil leaving says more about Arsenal than Alexis going

As the summer approaches, we face the very real prospect of losing the three biggest names at Arsenal - Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal forward receives injury blow, will miss 'weeks', Ozil 'minor' problem

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez will miss the next three weeks of action for Arsenal according to reports after picking up a thigh injury but Mesut Ozil should be fine.

Tactics: What Arsenal changed that made them worse

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin
As ball after ball fell in the centre of midfield, I watched helplessly as the likes of Lallana, Can, and even Firmino seized them for Liverpool. Where were Arsenal's ball winners?

Is Alexis really part of the problem at Arsenal as stats...

A recent article on Squawka has highlighted eight statistics which have suggested Alexis is currently part of Arsenal's problem.

Arsenal player focus - Mesut Ozil - From sick to slick

Mesut Ozil was subbed on for the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain early in the first half and didn't disappoint.

Ozil to stay at Arsenal! German gives clearest indication yet he...

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Mesut Ozil has reiterated how happy he is at Arsenal amid all the press nonsense that he’s definitely off in the summer.

Wenger ‘defiant’ and leaning towards staying at Arsenal, Ozil deal back...

The Mail on Sunday are today reporting that Arsene Wenger is moving closer to deciding to stay at the Emirates.

Chris Sutton’s fury at Mesut Ozil shove delights Arsenal fans

Mesut Ozil has a reputation for being a bit of a lightweight so when the German barged a Lincoln City player of the ball Chris Sutton was apoplectic.

Early Arsenal team news – Gabriel to start

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The Evening standard expects Gabriel to start for Arsenal handing Lincoln City a massive boost ahead of their FA Cup trip to the Emirates.

Arsenal team news - Two forwards set to miss Lincoln, Ozil...

Mesut Ozi's agent has hit out at criticism
Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi could miss the FA Cup clash against Lincoln City on Saturday.

Arsenal offer Ozil £280kpw after he rejects £200k but that's not...

Arsenal have apparently offered Mesut Ozil £280k per week to sign on at Arsenal after he reportedly turned down an offer over £200k.

Wenger to stay but 7 stars could leave Arsenal – reports

According to today’s Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger will stay on as Arsenal manager but he risks losing a number of stars, however there are a few problems with their reports.

Bayern Munich star - I love playing with Ozil, he's world...

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Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng has been singing Mesut Ozil's praises ahead of Arsenal's return leg against the German team.

Arsenal team news - Mesut Ozil out for Bayern clash

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Arsene Wenger was 20 minutes early for his presser ahead of Arsenal's Champions League clash against Bayern Munich with all the latest team news.

Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Helen Trantum column
Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Wenger confirms Arsenal tactics for Liverpool with Ozil key

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Arsenal are going to Liverpool to control the match and play their usual game – there will be no bus-parking at Anfield.

Mesut Ozil in and out of for Liverpool game

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Mesut Ozil has not not been ruled out of Arsenal's game against Liverpool despite reports on Friday evening that the German had not travelled north with the squad.

Fire Wenger & 4 other changes Arsenal should make

These are the five changes that Arsenal needs to make before their next game.

Arsenal preparing for life without Alexis as Ozil also refuses to...

Alexis Sanchez v West Brom
Arsenal are said to be preparing for life after Alexis this summer with scouts instructed to find a player to replace him according to an exclusive by Sam Mokbel in the Daily Mail today.

Mesut Ozil - Pep Guardiola is the reason I chose Real...

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Mesut Ozil has revealed in his autobiography (released 16 March) that Pep Guardiola is the reason he didn't sign for Barcelona and instead went to Real Madrid.

Mesut Ozil reveals bust-up with Manchester United man

Jose Mourinho and Mesut Ozil
It's emerged that German publication have been given the rights to serialise Mesut Ozil's autobiography, which is out on 16 March.

Mesut Ozil should be fit for Liverpool

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Arsene Wenger delivered the latest team news in his press conference ahead of Arsenal's trip to Liverpool.

Arsenal get huge fitness boost ahead of Liverpool

Arsenal have been handed a huge boost ahead of their showdown at Anfield this weekend as Laurent Koscielny returned to full training ahead of the game.

Arsenal Injury update: Ozil ill, forward set for surgery

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Just as Arsenal appear to be getting players back from injury, they lose more.

Arsenal prepared to meet ‘rational’ contract demands only – Chairman

Arsenal’s chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, has said that Arsenal will ‘continue to invest rationally in our squad retention,’ with some in the media claiming this is a message to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal injury report

Arsenal injury
Arsenal have lost three more players to injury this week but will they be back in time for the Gunners' trip to Liverpool on 4 March?

Wenger reveals when Mesut Ozil will return

Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny
Despite early claims this morning (Wednesday) that Mesut Ozil was set to have an extended rest due to back problems, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the German international will return to training with the rest of the squad on Thursday.

Why Mesut Ozil missed Sutton clash

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When Mesut Ozil was left out of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal squad to face Sutton United in the FA Cup on Monday night, many suspected the playmaker was just being rested but it appears he's being suffering from back spasms.

How Mesut Ozil kept his word to Wenger after joining Real...

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil spoke to Arsene Wenger before he joined Real Madrid and told the boss that Arsenal would be the ‘first address’ if he changed clubs again.

Arsene Wenger - Watch again, Alexis is a part of it

Arsene Wenger did not seem to take too kindly to being told Alexis Sanchez should be spared some post-match criticism.

How the majority haven't got a clue when it comes to...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil’s teacher knew that he was something special from the first time he saw him on the playground so why does he get such a hard time from the English media?

Mesut Ozil’s agent hits out at player criticism

Mesut Ozi's agent has hit out at criticism
Mesut Ozil’s agent has hit out at criticism levelled at the player, claiming that he is being made a scapegoat.

German legend tears into Mesut Ozil

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Football manager and German legend, Lothar Matthaus, served up some cold, hard truths in his column for the Sun regarding Mesut Ozil's performances in big games.

Bayern Munich star defends Mesut Ozil

Mats Hummels has come out in support of Mesut Ozil ahead of Bayern Munich's match against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

Arsenal podcast #82: The Clattenburg Files, fake sports news + more

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew, Helen and Sylvain discuss a return to winning ways, the media's wilful ignorance of the rules when creating controversy, and keeping faith with the German Genius.

Former Manchester United man hits out at unfair criticism of Arsenal...

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Mesut Ozil has found an unlikely ally in Rio Ferdinand, who has said the German is being made a a scapegoat for problems at Arsenal.

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?

Tactics: How disjointed Arsenal stifled Mesut Özil against Hull

Arsenal tactics
A disjointed and unconvincing Arsenal side achieved what they ultimately needed to against Marco Silva’s rejuvenated Hull on Saturday, but there is cause for concern moving forward.

Arsene Wenger admits Mesut Ozil low on confidence but is this...

Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Mesut Ozil is struggling with his confidence but is he still feeling the effects of his recent illness?

Arsenal player focus - Who broke mesut Ozil?

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Mesut Ozil's performance against Hull at the Emirates one once again disappointing.

Stats highlight Mesut Ozil's biggest flaw

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Since signing for Arsenal in 2013, Mesut Ozil has come under an increasing amount of criticism for going missing in big games and it seems the stats back this up.

Julian Draxler – I would like Mesut Ozil at PSG

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Julian Draxler, long-linked with a move to Arsenal, seems to be trying to get Mesut Ozil to join him in France instead.

Wenger explains his team selection against Southampton

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Arsene Wenger spoke with the press ahead of the game against Southampton in the FA Cup and explained why he went with such an inexperienced midfield.

Mesut Ozil spotted in Sweden ahead of Arsenal's Southampton clash

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil was spotted at a shopping centre in Sweden after being absent from Arsenal's team meal on Monday.

Arsenal player focus : Mesut Ozil - passmaster v Burnley

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Mesut Ozil completed the most passes out of any other player in the final third against Burnley.

Wenger trolls journo over Ozil and Alexis contracts

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Arsene Wenger was in a playful mood during his pre-Burnley press conference on Thursday morning.

Mesut Ozil admits changing this season

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Mesut Ozil has revealed that he has changed a ‘few things’ in his life this season to help him recover faster after matches and avoid injury.

Mesut Ozil voted Germany’s Player of the Year for fifth time

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Mesut Ozil has won the Fan’s Player of the Year as voted for by German national fans, for 2016.

Arsenal player focus - Mesut Ozil back in business against Swansea

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After missing out on our Premier League clashes against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth because he had the flu, Mesut Ozil returned to his rightful place in Arsenal's starting lineup against Swansea.

Wenger replies to Mesut Ozil's comments, gives optimistic update

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger does not believe that Mesut Ozil’s future at Arsenal is tied to his, despite the German saying it was recently.

Arsenal squad injury report

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Wednesday is injury day on Daily Cannon so let’s take a look at the Arsenal squad and who is in, out and been shaken all about before our game at Swansea this weekend.

If Arsenal can only keep one, should it be Ozil or...

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
It may seem like an impossible decision but, if faced with the option to only keep one at Arsenal, who would you pick, Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Watch: Arsenal legend urges Ozil to sign new deal

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Sol Campbell believes Mesut Ozil needs to extend his deal with Arsenal.

Arsenal receive triple injury boost ahead of Swansea

Mesut Ozil scores v Stoke
Arsenal will apparently have three players return from injury for our Premier League clash against Swansea on Saturday.

Mesut Ozil – Why I haven’t signed Arsenal contract

Mesut Ozil
Everyone's talking about Mesut Ozil's interview with German outlet, Kicker, in which the playmaker explains why he hasn't signed a new contract with Arsenal yet.

How Mesut Ozil’s teacher used chess to enhance his talent

Mesut Ozil v West Brom
In FourFourTwo's latest edition, Mesut Ozil's former teacher, Christian Krabbe, revealed how he used chess to help hone the playmakers talents on the pitch.

Pundit: These 2 Arsenal players are so ahead of the others

Alexis Sanchez
Speaking to FourFourTwo recently, former Arsenal and Chelsea star, Paul Merson, claimed that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are so far ahead of the other players at the club, they're not even on the same wavelength.

Bad news for Arsenal as Wenger gives complete squad update ahead...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has told us all what we knew was likely but didn’t want to hear – Santi Cazorla is f**ked.

Arsenal player of 2016

Alexis Sanchez v PSG
With Arsenal players new and not-so-new doing us proud all year long (mostly), it's been difficult to pick which one stands out the most.

Wenger on Ozil’s commitment, finishing & what is still to come...

Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger
When Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning ahead of the game against Crystal Palace, one of the journalists asked about Mesut Ozil after the German made his 100th Premier League appearance for Arsenal.

Look: Bellerin, Ozil and Alexis on a plane

Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin shared a picture on social media of himself, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla on a plane.

Does Mesut Ozil really disappear in ‘big games’?

A lot has been said of Mesut Ozil's apparent inability to perform during Arsenal's bigger games.

Bellerin explains why Mesut Ozil doesn’t have to ‘try as hard’

Mesut Ozil v West Brom
Speaking to the Sun recently, Hector Bellerin explained why Mesut Ozil doesn't need to work as hard as others in Arsenal training.

Player focus – Ozil defies human eyes once again

Mesut Ozil v West Brom
To appreciate Mesut Ozil, you need to watch him live

Alexis hails Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Alexis has been singing the praises of Mesut Ozil in the latest edition of the Arsenal magazine.

Özil is the answer, not the problem

Mesut Özil accomplished something last week that is both damning to his critics and completely irrelevant to his fans; he failed the 'eye test'.

17-year-old Arsenal starlet seen as Mesut Ozil's 'heir'

Vlad Dragomir
According to a report in Calciomercato, the Romanian media see 17-year-old Vlad Dragomir as the next Toni Kroos, while in London he's viewed as Mesut Ozil's 'heir'.

Arsenal podcast #75: Everton and Manchester City, Ozil and Xhaka +...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul and Helen to dissect a dispiriting week, discuss Ozil...

Thierry Henry: Ozil and Alexis are holding Arsenal hostage

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Thierry Henry actually had some pretty choice words for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez following reports that they're demanding £250,000-a-week from Arsenal.

Arsenal ready to sign Borussia Dortmund star if these two players...

Marco Reus
Arsenal reportedly plan to replace either Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil with Marco Reus.

Long read: Why Arsenal deprived fans of pre-Christmas cheer

'Tis the season to be...fed up? As the nights draw in ever earlier and the days get ever grey-er, Arsenal's title challenge has wilted badly...

Former Arsenal star slams Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil scores v Stoke
Paul Merson has decided it's been too long since someone's unfairly criticised Mesut Ozil so he might as well have a go.

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.

Mesut Ozil’s new contract depends on Draxler signing – report

Julian Draxler
According to RMC Sport, Mesut Ozil has urged Arsene Wenger to sign Julian Draxler and, if he does so, the Gernan will probably extend his.

Wenger hits out over Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil contract talk

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
Much like the rest of us, Arsene Wenger is wondering why on earth he keeps getting asked the same question about Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil during every press conference.

Arsenal’s general secretary gives exciting update on Ozil and Alexis contract...

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
Arsenal’s general secretary, David Miles, has revealed that contract negotiations between Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and the Gunners are looking good.

Alexis Sanchez - There's no need to praise Ozil

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez has hailed his on-pitch partnership with Mesut Ozil, praising the playmaker's vision and first touch.

Mesut Ozil and Manuel Neuer exchange banter over social media after...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil seems pretty excited to face Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League...at least that's one of us.

Wenger refuses to talk about Ozil and Alexis

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Arsene Wenger has decided to keep his lips sealed on anything and everything to do with his, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal.

Arsenal to exact revenge on Manchester United over Ozil chase –...

Mesut Ozil
In one of the odder stories doing the rounds this weekend, Arsenal are reportedly going to exact revenge on Manchester United over their hunt for Mesut Ozil by signing Jesse Lingard.

Monreal – Arsenal are ‘privileged’ to have Alexis Sanchez and Mesut...

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Speaking to Arsenal's official website, Nacho Monreal remarked that the Gunners are privileged to have players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at the club.

Spanish football expert confirms Mesut Ozil will NOT return to Real...

Mesut Ozil
Spanish football expert (sort of), Guillem Balague, has confirmed that Mesut Ozil will NOT be returning to his former club, Real Madrid.

Why Alexis and Ozil’s contract situations are nothing to worry about

Arsenal are second in the league, unbeaten since opening day (except the EFL Cup), and have just won their Champions League group whilst scoring 18 goals in the process.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are committed to Arsenal, claims Wenger

Alexis Sanchez
When asked about Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil's contract situations at the moment ahead of Arsenal's clash against Stoke, Arsene Wenger claimed that both players are committed to the club.

Mesut Ozil – This is why Arsenal needed West Ham win

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil, or at least his representatives, took to Twitter following Arsenal's 5-1 Premier League victory over West Ham on Saturday.

Mesut Ozil opens up about rough childhood

Mesut Ozil
In an interview with The Times, Mesut Ozil has opened up about his upbringing and lack of money growing up.

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez superb and influential as usual against West...

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sánchez was at his superlative best: netting a well-taken hattrick, creating an assist as well as numerous promising chances too during Arsenal's 5-1 thrashing over West Ham on Saturday evening.

Why Mesut Ozil is NOT returning to Real Madrid

In an interview with Spanish outlet, Marca, Mesut Ozil appears to be open to a return to former club, Real Madrid, but is he?

Three Arsenal players make prestigious shortlist

Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have all made the 55-player shortlist for FIFA FIFPro World11 2016.

Watch: Mesut Ozil attempts to recreate Liverpool striker’s stunning goal

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Mesut Ozil was the latest Arsenal player to take part in BT Sport's Goals Recreated segment.

Ozil buys can of Red Bull, linked with move to New...

Mesut Ozil
He hasn’t really, but he was linked with buying a house in Istanbul so naturally he’s moving to Fenerbahce, right?

Arsenal hopeful Bellerin deal second of five to be signed

Arsenal fans were overjoyed on Monday when Hector Bellerin himself announced that he had signed a new deal with the club.

Why Arsenal have to smash their wage structure to keep Mesut...

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
During the week, reports began to circulate that Mesut Ozil has finally agreed a new deal with Arsenal.

Arsenal star finally agrees new deal amid Manchester United rumours -...

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil has reportedly agreed a new Arsenal deal... again.

Ozil ‘energised’ and ready for Manchester United

Mesut Ozil has returned from his break away in Turkey fresh and ready to face Manchester United.

Arsenal legend - This Gunner is next Bergkamp

Mesut Ozil
Robert Pires has made a bold claim in that he believes Mesut Ozil could become the 'master' of Arsenal, just like Dennis Bergkamp.

Prolific Serie A striker reveals Arsenal man is his favourite player

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

Inside Mesut Ozil’s new £10m house in London

Mesut Ozil hattrick
Mesut Ozil has apparently grabbed himself a new house in London for the princely sum of £10m which makes the rumours linking him with Manchester United seem even more ridiculous than they already did.

5 reasons Mesut Ozil will NOT leave Arsenal for Manchester United

Mesut Ozil
Everywhere you look there are claims that Manchester United are interested in signing Mesut Ozil and will try all sorts to get him to leave London to join Jose Mourinho.

Manchester City star hails Arsenal midfielder's vision

Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan has hailed Mesut Ozil as having the best vision in football.

Manchester United ready to lure Ozil away from Arsenal with massive...

Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer Mesut Ozil a massive contract in order to lure the playmaker away from Arsenal but would he actually go?

Mesut Ozil - This is why I knew I had to...

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil has revealed that part of the reason he signed for Arsenal from Real Madrid is because he knew he could develop further under Arsene Wenger.

Mesut Ozil – This is what Wenger said to me

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After proving that he's actually very capable in front of goal this season, Mesut Ozil has spoken about what Arsene Wenger has asked him since he joined in 2013.

‘Give me Dele Alli all day’ Former Chelsea and Tottenham man...

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It seems as though former Spurs and Chelsea defender, Jason Cundy, isn't a big fan of Mesut Ozil...

Watch: Mesut Ozil's stunning season for Arsenal so far

Mesut Ozil is currently having his best season at Arsenal since he joined in 2013.

Mesut Ozil – Why Arsenal was always my first choice

During Mesut Ozil's 'Arsenal album' segment with the club's official YouTube channel, the former Real Madrid star revealed that the Gunners had always been his first choice if he was to leave La Liga.

Mesut Ozil on believing in Mourinho, supporting Schalke + choosing Germany

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In a segment for Arsenal's official YouTube channel, Mesut Ozil revealed what it was like playing for Schalke, the team he grew up supporting, signing for Real Madrid and choosing to represent Germany at an international level.

Mesut Ozil jets off on holiday

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Mesut Ozil is using the international break to relax after Joachim Low decided to give the midfielder a rest. Posting on his official Instagram account,...

Arsenal superstar set to agree new bumper 5-year deal with –...

Mesut Ozil hattrick
Mesut Ozil will end all speculation over his future by signing a new five-year deal with the Gunners according to a report in the Mirror that came out this weekend.

Player focus: Mesut Ozil outpassed by 6 Tottenham players as Arsenal...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil grabbed another assist on Sunday against Tottenham as he floated in the ball that Kevin Wimmer headed home beautifully.

‘Pure football orgasm’ says Manchester United legend Cantona of Ozil’s goal

Eric Cantona
Eric Cantona has called Mesut Ozil’s Champions League goal a ‘pure football orgasm’ in an weird monologue for Eurosport in which he also asked United fans to give Mourinho more time.

Two Arsenal stars nominated for huge 'best player' award

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have finally made a shortlist for being good footballers!

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.

From match conductor to game winner – The evolution of Mesut...

Mesut Ozil used to help others win games, now he's winning them by himself.

Arsenal get great news regarding Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Reports emerged on Thursday that Mesut Ozil will not be called up for the next international break as Joachim Low endeavours to show that he is the anti-Chris Coleman.

Collymore’s Ozil dig, Big Game Giroud + did he learn that...

A discussion of Arsenal against Ludoogorets, Sunderland, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud

Scottish press hail Celtic man as ‘better than Ozil’

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil may have stolen all the headlines on Tuesday night with his wondergoal against Ludogorets, but the press in Scotland are claiming that Celtic's Scott Brown is better than Ozil

Mustafi – I’d have done this if I was Mesut Ozil

Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that had he been in Mesut Ozil’s situation against Ludogorets on Tuesday night, he would have just shot from 20...

Personal highlights – Mesut Ozil v Ludogorets

Mesut Ozil's goal v Ludogorets was something special
One day we might tire of watching Mesut Ozil, but that day is not today.

Opposition fans and miserable Gooners - The stupidest tweets about Mesut...

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As Arsenal (and football) fans around the world watched on in amazement at Mesut Ozil’s goal, there were quite a few people who just weren’t happy at all.

Mesut Ozil’s goal v Ludogorets – all the angles

Mesut Ozil's goal v Ludogorets was something special
Mesut Ozil's goal against Ludogorets for Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday night was something special. Watch all the angles here

Liverpool fans claim Coutinho is now better than Ozil - the...

Mesut Ozil
Liverpool fans are now declaring that Coutinho is better than Ozil, but can that really be true?

Surprising Arsenal players led the way in tackling and ball recovery...

If you had to guess who made the most ball recoveries and tackles for Arsenal against Sunderland, you’d probably pick Francis Coquelin or Mohamed Elneny. You'd be wrong.

Arsenal wizard now one short of new creative milestone

Mesut Ozil grabbed another assist on Saturday as he delivered the corner Olivier Giroud headed home to score his second goal just seven minutes after coming on.

Ozil hails Arsenal’s ‘mentality’ after Atkinson helps Sunderland equalise

Mesut Ozil v Sunderland in a game which saw Martin Atkinson helps Sunderland
Mesut Ozil couldn’t wait to get on Twitter (or get his ‘people’ on Twitter) to hail Arsenal’s 4-1 win at Sunderland on Saturday and the team mentality to come back after their equaliser.

Wenger gives influential midfielder contract update

Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger admitted, with a smile, that contract negotiations with Mesut Ozil are progressing.

Wenger makes embarrassing Ozil blunder

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger has proven that he pays absolutely no attention to the Ballon D'or...

The truth about Mesut Ozil’s ‘transfer talks’ with Fenerbahce

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Reports on Thursday claimed that Mesut Ozil held transfer talks with Fenerbache over a move to the Turkish club, so what’s going on?

Could this be the reason Alexis and Ozil leave Arsenal?

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both failed to make the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon D'Or and it's got me a little concerned.

Why isn't Manchester United mega signing being criticised like Ozil despite...

Paul Pogba, once again, failed to show up for Manchester United, prompting many Arsenal fans to ask – where is all the heavy criticism of United’s player?

Is Lucas right about Mesut Ozil and Real Madrid?

Lucas Perez claims that Mesut Ozil has no interest in returning to Real Madrid and it’s not hard to see why.

Lucas – I don’t think Ozil wants that

Lucas Perez has told a radio station in Spain that he does not believe that Mesut Ozil wants a return to Spain amid reports that Real Madrid are interested in bringing him back to the club.

Captain claims Mesut Ozil can lead Arsenal

Per Mertersacker recently hailed Mesut Ozil's fine form, claiming that this can lead Arsenal to success.

Wenger - This is how Ozil broke his habit

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger believes that Mesut Ozil's new found eye for goal has developed because he broke away from the 'habit' of envisioning his role at Arsenal in a certain way.

Wenger confirms contract negotiations underway

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are still trying to extend both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil's contracts.

Why Arsenal and Mesut Ozil’s form is all about one thing...

So, after losing 4-3 at home to Liverpool, did anyone predict that by the middle of October, Arsenal would have won nine games out of the next ten, and that Mesut Özil would have SIX times as many goals as he has assists in the Premier League and Champions League this season?

How often does Mesut Ozil score or assist for Arsenal?

Taking a look at his goals and assists since he first arrived at the club, it was easy to work out that Mesut Ozil scores or creates a goal every 1.9 games. So what about the rest of his Arsenal stats from his time in London?

Why it makes sense Ozil will only stay if Wenger does...

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
On Thursday morning stories started to emerge claiming that Mesut Ozil's Arsenal future would not depend on money but Arsene Wenger and whether the manager remains at the club.

Watch: Mesut Ozil’s personal highlights v Ludogorets

Mesut Ozil hattrick
You never really need an excuse to watch Mesut Ozil play football, but you need one even less when he's just scored his first ever professional hattrick.

Twitter reacts to Mesut Ozil’s 10 out of 10 performance against...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil scored his first ever professional hattrick as well as opening his assist account for the season with a 10 out of 10 performance against Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Player focus: Magical Mesut Ozil delights and destroys v Ludogorets

In what was a weird evening, Arsenal were outpassed by Ludogorets and Mesut Ozil saw his passing stats drop, but he still left with the match ball after grabbing a hattrick and his first assist of the season.

Look: Frenchman steals Mesut Ozil's goal celebration

Laurent Koscielny is the latest Arsenal player to steal Mesut Ozil's goal celebration.

Wenger – This is why players want so much money

Arsene Wenger was asked about his previous comments in which he joked about having to borrow money from a bank in order to get enough for Mesut Ozil to sign a contract extension with Arsenal and now he's explained these a bit more.

Watch: Mesut Ozil’s stunning volley v Swansea from multiple fans’ POV

I have a weakness for fan-cam angles of goals and having found one of Mesut Ozil's stunning volley against Swansea, I felt it was only polite to share it.

Look: Mesut Ozil swaps shirts with Justin Bieber at Arsenal training...

Mesut Ozil appears to have brought Justin Bieber on a late night tour of London Colney.

Watch: Mesut Ozil’s birthday surprise, featuring Real Madrid and Bayern Munich...

For Mesut Ozil's 28th birthday on Saturday, his footballing friends all recorded a little message for him in video form.

Have Wenger’s comments about Ozil’s wage demands been twisted?

Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger
While the British media has a field day over Arsene Wenger's most recent comments regarding Mesut Ozil's wage demands, we look at whether he meant them in the way they're being taken.

Tactics: How Ozil's teammates are assisting him to become best

Arsenal tactics
For many, the highlight of Saturday’s win against Swansea was birthday boy Mesut Özil’s sumptuous volley.

‘I’m not really surprised to see that from him’ says on...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said he wasn’t surprised by Mesut Ozil’s superb finish against Swansea on Saturday as the German ‘plays like that all the time.’ Still...

Iwobi explains what Mesut Ozil told him as he admits he's...

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi has been far from shy in regards to his praise for senior team-mates, and how training alongside quality players relates to improved performances from him on a personal level

Wenger hails two Arsenal players after Swansea win

Arsenal's 3-2 victory over Swansea on Saturday afternoon was more nervy than it needed to be, especially with Theo Walcott netting two first-half goals.

Wallpaper and social covers: Mesut Özil Of Arsenal

I don't know about you, but I just love Mesut. Who am I kidding, I *know* that all of you love him as well! I've made...

Arsenal remind us what Ozil’s celebration means as he turns from...

Mesut Özil netted a well-taken volley with aplomb on a memorable birthday for the creative midfielder.

Wenger – We need goals from these three players

Arsene Wenger admitted that his side got a bit lucky on Saturday against Swansea but also said that there was only one real winner on the pitch.

Look: Defender steals Mesut Ozil's trademark celebration

Shkodran Mustafi is obviously settling in well, gallivanting around London Colney casually stealing Mesut Ozil's trademark 'M' celebration.

Stat that proves Mesut Ozil is a better playmaker than Cesc...

As if we didn't already know, The Mirror have published a piece on the best playmakers ever to grace the Premier League and, guess what? Mesut Ozil tops it.

Youngster hails 'role model' Mesut Ozil as he lives his dream...

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has revealed how Mesut Ozil is his role model at Arsenal, the club he's supported his entire life.

Brexit threatens Mesut Ozil's Arsenal future - report

According to The Mirror, one of the issues surrounding Mesut Ozil's new contract with Arsenal is Brexit.

Arsenal team news: Two key men set to miss out on...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Francis Coquelin and Mesut Ozil will be available to face Swansea on Saturday but Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud miss out again.

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.

Watch: Liverpool man attempts Mesut Ozil-esque 'no look' pass and fails...

Mesut Ozil has become known for his cheeky 'no look' passes, which, more often than not, come off but when Jordan Henderson attempted one for England... well take a look.

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.

Mesut Ozil heaps praise onto Arsenal starlet – “He isn’t scared”

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil had high praise for Alex Iwobi recently, comparing him to his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha, and applauding the fact that he never hides on the pitch.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid ready to make offer to Ozil?...

Mesut Ozil
On Sunday it was being widely reported that Bayern Munich and Real Madrid were getting ready to move for Mesut Ozil if Arsenal fail to meet his wage demands which are said to be around £250k.

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.

Ozil and Sanchez wage demands stink of agent games

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will demand £250k per week, shattering Arsenal’s wage structure according to reports that were just about everywhere you looked online.

Long read: Why Arsenal's fine form is even more impressive than...

With the international break about to burst into full bloom, it's a good time to look back at what Arsenal have done so far this season in order to gauge how well they're performing but what stands out at the moment isn't what has happened, but what hasn't.

Mesut Ozil anxious for 'role model' to return to fitness

Mesut Ozil is keen for Per Mertesacker to return to fitness, claiming that his fellow German is a role model at Arsenal.

Watch: Mesut Ozil jokes about reputation in front of goal

Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla sat down to give their unclassic commentary with Arsenal's official YouTube channel recently and the playmaker proved that he's got a pretty good sense of humour.

Tactics: Heavy praise for Burnley as Arsenal's blueprint shows blots

After the on-pitch ecstasy of Chelsea and Basel, Sunday's Lancashire struggle reminded us that the last 20 years have yielded plenty of frustration with joy.

The Sun name Ozil as flop of the weekend – why...

Mesut Ozil
I know, I know, nobody should listen to what the Sun has to say, but the problem is, millions of people do, so their bull needs to be addressed.

Tactics: Why Arsenal swapped caviar for sausages against Burnley

Arsenal tactics
After two exhilarating champagne and caviar displays against Chelsea and Basel, Arsenal were very much back to sausages at Burnley, but managed to escape Turf Moor with all three points after a somewhat fortuitous last-minute winner.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s lucky win over Burnley

Arsenal travelled to Turf Moor on Sunday on the crest of a massive wave but what did we learn from their struggles?

Mesut Ozil – Awful against Burnley or something else?

Mesut Ozil
Ask most people who was Arsenal’s worst player against Burnley and they’ll likely tell you ‘Mesut Ozil’.

Mesut Ozil new contract confusion

Mesut Ozil may have signed a new contract with the club and he may not have, depending on which reports you chose to believe.

Mesut Ozil signs new contract, takes Jack Wilshere’s no.10 shirt –...

Mesut Ozil has apparently signed a new contract with Arsenal and nicked Jack Wilshere's no.10 shirt while he's away on loan at Bournemouth.

Watch: Santi Cazorla picks Mesut Ozil in Arsenal’s best XI ever

Santi Cazorla recently picked his best Arsenal XI and only one current player made it into the team: Mesut Ozil.

Chelsea fans aren’t buying forward’s apology for liking Arsenal stars’ pictures...

Patrick Bamford has given a bit of a strange explanation for liking Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin's pictures after Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 on Saturday.

Watch: Mesut Ozil makes young Arsenal fan’s year after beating Chelsea

After Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 on Saturday, Mesut Ozil threw his shirt into the crowd to an unsuspecting kid, who looked as if he knew he'd just won at life.

Watch: Arsenal and Manchester United legends slam Mesut Ozil following Chelsea...

Ian Wright and Rio Ferdinand weren't too impressed with Mesut Ozil's selfie following Arsenal's 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.

Mesut Ozil proves to be dangerous pass-master v Chelsea

Despite not having the sharpest accuracy during Arsenal's 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening, Mesut Ozil was still one of our stand-out pass-masters.

New Arsenal signings + Mesut Ozil pose for celebratory selfie after...

Mesut Ozil has already taken to Twitter to share a selfie of himself, Granit Xhaka, Lucas and Shkodran Mustafi in the dressing room at the Emirates, celebrating a brilliant win over Chelsea.

Mesut Ozil claims if Arsenal want to win title they must...

Mesut Ozil claims that if Arsenal want to win the Premier League, they must first beat their rivals, Chelsea.

Mesut Ozil gives his verdict on Mustafi and Xhaka

Mesut Ozil has been speaking to the Arsenal programme ahead of the Chelsea game, and praised two of the new boys, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.

Watch: Mesut Ozil terrible at shooting challenge

Santi Cazorla casually stormed Copa90's five shot challenge, while Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka... well, you'll see.

Has Mesut Ozil lost his crown to Arsenal youngster?

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi seems to have overtaken Mesut Ozil on assists so far this year but does this mean he's stolen the playmaker's crown?

Mesut Ozil congratulates team on 'good job' against Nottingham Forest

The highest praise I can give the Arsenal team that spanked four past Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night is that I forgot Mesut Ozil wasn't playing.

Long read: Wenger’s tactical plan starts to form

Arsenal's Saturday stroll in Hull showed some hints of method to what has appeared tactical madness.

Defender congratulates 'bro' Granit Xhaka on wondergoal

Granit Xhaka
Shkodran Mustafi congratulated Granit Xhaka on his goal on Saturday against Hull City.

Watch: Ozil’s sublime touch ruined by Hull pitch

On the face of it, Mesut Ozil looked like he had another off afternoon against Hull, but when you drill down into his performance, the opposite is actually true.

Arsenal still confident that Mesut Ozil will sign new contract –...

Despite all the reported 'drama' surrounding Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal, the club are apparently still confident that Mesut Ozil will sign a new deal.

Long read: Isn’t this what being an Arsenal fan is really...

At Arsenal's last gasp win at home to Southampton I indulged in a bit of time travelling.

Arsenal close in on two new bumper deals

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on agreeing five-year deals with both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, making a mockery of reports that we see sporadically that the duo want to leave.

Mesut Ozil hails Arsenal’s ‘dirty and lucky’ win over Southampton

Mesut Ozil is no fool, he knows what happened on Saturday against Southampton.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s nervy win over Southampton

The Premier League returned this weekend and with it, a healthy dose of Arsenal-induced heart attacks. Here's what we learned from Arsenal's 2-1 win over Southampton

Mesut Ozil delighted Flamini has signed for Crystal Palace

Mesut Ozil has posted to his Facebook to express his pleasure that Mathieu Flamini has signed for Crystal Palace and will, therefore, be staying in London.

Tuesday Arsenal recap – Agent Mesut Ozil, another new striker, Fifa...

The interlull is still in full swing but there's still a few bits of news wafting around here and there.

Mesut Ozil ranks higher than Manchester United superstar on Fifa 17

Despite costing under half the amount, Mesut Ozil ranks 89 on Fifa 17 while Paul Pogba ranks 88.

Watch: Even Mesut Ozil's dog is good at football!

I don't know why Arsenal spent so much time trying to sign Shkodran Mustafi when we could have just signed Mesut Ozil's dog instead.

'I've wanted to join Arsenal since Euros, Mesut Ozil convinced me'...

Shkodran Mustafi has claimed for the second time that Mesut Ozil was the person to persuade him to sign for Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil says ‘MLS is an option,’ prefers LA Galaxy

Mesut Ozil has revealed that he could end up in America playing in the MLS, and he appears to be hankering after LA Galaxy.

Ozil and Sanchez Arsenal contract claims unfounded

As the transfer window closed almost a week ago, spare a thought for the papers who are desperate for gossip to fill their papers lest they have to report real football news.

Ozil: I realised my dreams playing for Arsenal, I'm very, very...

Mesut Ozil has revealed that he is 'very very' happy at Arsenal - that's two verys for those keeping count - and looks set to make Arsenal the club he's spent the most time at.

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.

'I want to learn from Ozil, Cazorla and Alexis' claims new...

Granit Xhaka seems to be a big fan of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez and insists that he can learn from them while at Arsenal.

Friday Arsenal recap – New contract for Ozil? Lucas says goodbye,...

Now that the transfer window is shut and it's the interlul, it's all pretty quiet.

How Mesut Ozil changed Arsenal 3 years ago today (videos)

On this day three years ago, Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid and he changed everything.

Arsenal confident Mesut Ozil will stay after signing new boy -...

The Mirror are claiming that Arsenal signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia shows the club's ambition, which could prompt Mesut Ozil to sign a new deal.

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.

Mesut Ozil v Manchester United's Paul Pogba – The media narratives...

Are they really so different as to justify the completely different way they've been treated by the press?

Player ratings: Alexis, Xhaka and Ozil shine during Arsenal’s triumph v...

Alex Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka were absolutely brilliant during Arsenal's first win of the season against Watford.

Player focus: Mesut Özil returns with silky style v Watford

There were a few pre-match doubts as to whether Özil was going to start, after returning to first team action during our goalless draw away at Leicester last weekend.

Friday Arsenal recap: Mustafi and Perez almost complete, defender out +...

The big news on Friday was that Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez look as if they're about to sign for Arsenal very soon.

One Arsenal man called up, another snubbed

Another day, another player (or two...) called up to represent their country during the next round of World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Arsenal team news: Mesut Ozil could start against Watford, Giroud set...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will most likely field the same squad against Watford as they did against Leicester City.

Will Wenger take a gamble? Mesut Ozil trains alongside French stars...

During Arsene Wenger's pre-Leicester City press conference on Thursday, he revealed that although Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny aren't quite ready to start, he might take a gamble.

Arsenal team news: Midfielder and forward out for three weeks, Wenger...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed, ahead of our Premier League trip to Leicester, that Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi are both up to three weeks away from returning to the Arsenal senior squad.

Sunday recap: Arsenal humiliated by Liverpool, Lewandowski for €70m + more

Although there was a fair amount of transfer guff around on Sunday, it was all overshadowed by Arsenal's rather embarrassing 4-3 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates.

Bayern Munich make Mesut Ozil signing a ‘priority’ – German/Spanish reports

Mesut Ozil
With Mesut Ozil ‘only’ having two years left on his current Arsenal contract, the paper nonsense has already begun.

Wenger with no concern over Ozil and Sanchez contracts

At his press conference on Friday morning ahead of the game against Liverpool, Arsene Wenger said he was not concerned about the situation with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's contract renewals.

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.

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez stall over Arsenal stay - report

After reports from Germany emerged claiming that Mesut Ozil is happy to extend his contract with Arsenal unless Real Madrid come for him, The Times decided to run with the story that we're worried because Mesut and Alexis Sanchez are yet to commit their future to the club.

Mesut Ozil tips Manchester United and Manchester City to do well...

Mesut Ozil reckons that Manchester United and Manchester City will do well next season, with the playmaker being particularly impressed by Pep Guardiola's new signings.

Arsenal signing: I can't wait to play with Mesut Ozil

Granit Xhaka recently sang Mesut Ozil's praises, claiming that he can't wait to play alongside him and that the playmaker is the best no.10 in the world.

Wednesday Arsenal recap: Wenger’s future, Paul Pogba, Mahrez bid + more

Wednesday was full of the usual fun - I mean that sarcastically, of course - and some news.

Mesut Ozil could snub Arsenal for Real Madrid return - new...

According to Sport Bild, Mesut Ozil wants to extend his contract at Arsenal but only if Real Madrid don't come back for him.

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.

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.

Five reasons for Arsenal fans to be excited about new season...

With all the transfer doom and gloom surrounding Arsenal at the moment, it's easy to lose sight of reasons that we should actually get pretty excited about the new Premier League season starting on Saturday (Sunday for us).

Arsenal team news: Mesut Ozil set to miss Liverpool clash, Wilshere...

Arsenal team news
Following Arsenal's 8-0 win over Viking FK on Friday night, Arsene Wenger gave a fitness update on pretty much every player who's ever played for the Gunners...

'I'm lucky to play with them' - Arsenal man hails Alexis...

Santi Cazorla recently took part in a 'super-fan' interview while in LA and admitted that he feels very lucky to play with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Look: Mesut Ozil is back in London!

Mesut Ozil is officially back in London ready to return to training with Arsenal.

Monday recap: Boys in the USA, Lacazette update, Inter inquiry +...

Monday saw the Gunners jet off to the USA, as well as more developments in a few transfer stories.

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.

Arsenal rebuffed by second Leicester player

Claudio Ranieri has recently said that he believes that Riyad Mahrez will stay at Leicester and that would seem to put an end to any transfer speculation.

How many Arsenal players will actually miss opening game against Liverpool?

We all know that a complete and full pre-season is one of the keys to a great campaign, but with a summer filled with international tournaments, who will miss not only pre-season, but the start of the season which is upon us in just under one month?

The real reason Ozil’s former club want him to leave Arsenal

Earlier this week it was widely reported that Mesut Ozil’s old chairman, Michael Welling from Rot-Weiss Essen, was encouraging the player to leave Arsenal.

Euros highlight Arsenal’s tactical questions

So; the summer's international tournament has concluded, with Portugal playing Greece to France's Portugal. Some reputations have been enhanced and others, particularly managers, have been...

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.

Saturday recap: Lacazette update, Hayden’s off, Ozil + more

The cogs are beginning to turn on more than one transfer. Mesut Ozil was incredibly gracious in defeat, posting a picture on Instagram with a...

‘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.

Sunday recap: Arsenal sign new player, miss out on another +...

Sunday was all about the gossip in the Goonerverse. We signed 21-year-old Japanese forward, Takuma Asano, which everyone instantly wanted to overreact about; we may...

Arsenal star: I'm a perfectionist - just like Ronaldo

Mesut Ozil has admitted that although he's not as hungry for goals as his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, he's ambitious in different ways.

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.

Monday recap: Alexis love, Xhaka in London, Lacazette + more

Daily Cannon spent Monday basking in the ambiance of Alexis Sanchez's Copa America win with Chile, as well as sifting through the usual gossip.

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.

Wednesday recap: Juve want Alexis, Walcott set to snub Liverpool

Here's what happened on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Mesut Ozil: I’m proud of my time at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil spoke to Arsenal's YouTube channel recently and revealed why he's proud to live in London.

Monday recap: The Arsenal rumour mill kicks back into gear

Despite it being quiet on the news front, the rumour mill has started spinning again and it's been spitting out some familiar names.

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.

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.

Mathieu Flamini finally leaves Arsenal – or does he?

On Friday afternoon, the three players who have been released by Arsenal football club were confirmed but although Mathieu Flamini is among them, could he still be staying in north London?

Ozil announced as Laureus Ambassador

Mesut Ozil has been announced as a Laureus Ambassador, thanks to his work off the pitch that aims to assist youngsters through many projects, including KICKFORMORE.

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.

Stat: Arsenal spend less than 6 other English clubs including Manchester...

Arsenal have spent less than several clubs between 2010-2015 but does it really matter if we're not winning trophies?

Mesut Ozil slammed by German political party

Mesut Ozil has been criticised by a right-wing political party in Germany for his recent trip to Mecca.

Ozil's latest revelation about his future - why Arsenal fans shouldn't...

Mesut Ozil has committed the cardinal sin of being an Arsenal player: he's answered a question about his future suggesting that he won't be here until he's 90. Shocking.

Watch: All 19 of Mesut Ozil’s 15/16 assists

His team mates may have stopped him from claiming the assist record that he seemed destined to break, but Mesut Ozil's haul of 19 during the 15/16 season was still something quite special. Watch them all here.

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.

Reports linking Mesut Özil to Bayern Munich are wide of the...

In wake of Mesut Özil reportedly delaying talks over a new contract with Arsenal, the vultures have started to circle.

Translated: Arsenal midfielder explains poor form and decision to join Gunners

On Tuesday, France Football offered a lengthy interview with Mesut Ozil about the Germany national team and Euro 2016 but also a few words about the Arsenal season as well.

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.

Strikers, defenders and more – Arsenal transfer gossip roundup

With the transfer window about to swing open and Arsenal expected to be very busy, it’s no surprise we’re seeing them linked with a host of players.

Ozil: I am lucky to be at Arsenal, it is a...

Amid reports that he’s stalling on a new deal with his eyes trained elsewhere, Mesut Ozil took time out from his international duties to hail Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.

Ozil’s contract – What’s really happening

Mesut Ozil
On Thursday afternoon there were reports everywhere that Mesut Ozil was refusing to discuss a new contract with Arsenal. EVERYBODY PANIC!

Arsenal star admits: I've had to change

Mesut Özil has admitted that even he's had to change and adapt to the physicality, as well as the mental aspect, of the Premier League.

Photo: Arsenal stars enjoy their break

Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez have both been enjoying their time off from football but in different ways.

German playmaker pictured in new Arsenal kit

Mesut Özil has been pictured wearing our new 2016/17 Arsenal kit.

Özil likes Instagram post slating Arsenal teammate

Mesut Ozil
After narrowly missing out on the Premier League record for assists in a single season, one would forgive Mesut Özil for being a little fed up with his teammates.

Serie A side hopes to entice Arsenal's world class star to...

In this week's bizarre story, Juventus are reportedly aiming to throw €50m at us in hope that Mesut Özil will go to Italy.

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign?

Mesut Özil crowned player of the season

The season is over and we put our heads together at Daily Cannon to try and figure out who the player of the season is. That...

Watch: Every key pass from Özil’s record breaking season

Arsenal's Mesut Özil set a new European record for key passes this season. In case managing 19 Premier League assists wasn't impressive enough, the German...

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 admits Arsenal weren't good enough but still laughs at Tottenham

Mesut Özil had a fantastic season for Arsenal but the German playmaker has been left frustrated by the overall form of the side.

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.

Stat: Mesut Ozil misses out on record by one

Mesut Ozil missed out on breaking Thierry Henry's record by one assist this season.

Arsenal expect midfielder to sign huge deal - report

With two years left on his existing Arsenal contract, the club are eager to tie Mesut Ozil down and are allegedly in talks with the German's representatives.

Arsenal star keen to follow Mourinho to Manchester United - report

It was only a matter of time before the Mesut Ozil to Manchester United rumours started to waft around the internet like a bad smell.

Wenger gives update on Mesut Ozil injury

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil will be back within days.

Injury update: Why Mesut Ozil isn't in Arsenal's squad to face...

Mesut Ozil has been left out of the squad set to face Manchester City with a suspected hip problem.

Star opens up about Arsenal future

Mesut Ozil has confirmed that he's happy at Arsenal and not going anywhere just yet.

Watch: Özil, Giroud and goalkeeper tackle crazy tyre challenge

As if the first and second Cooper Tires challenges weren't enough, three Arsenal stars have taken on an even trickier set.

No football writers vote for Mesut Ozil in Player of the...

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When it comes to awards, I’m not overly sure why we let football writers give them out. I guess it’s because they spend all season...

Ozil: Maybe I’ll finish my career in England

Mesut Ozil has hinted that he could finish his career playing in England even though he is in no rush to sign a new deal with the Gunners.

Özil breaks Chelsea legend's Premier League record but wasteful Arsenal ruin...

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil set a new Premier League record for chances created in a season (since 2003/04) on Sunday.

Wenger surprised by Özil snub

Like most of us, Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger is surprised that Mesut Özil didn't make the PFA Players' Team of the Year.

Özil snubbed for team of the year but one Arsenal man...

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has missed out on the PFA Premier League Team of the Year but teammate Héctor Bellerín has been voted in by his peers.

Infographic: Stats rank Özil as Premier League’s best player

The season is coming to a close and Arsenal won't be winning any silverware but Mesut Özil does still have a chance of being...

Wenger: These two Arsenal stars aren't going anywhere

Despite rumours that Arsenal are having trouble tying Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez down to new contracts, Arsene Wenger insists that they want to stay.

Arsenal defender backs midfielder to get over 20 assists

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Per Mertesacker reckons Mesut Ozil has it in him to bag over 20 assists a season when he reaches his full potential.

Watch: Crystal Palace boss admits Arsenal man was a problem

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Alan Pardew was chuffed with Crystal Palace's late equaliser against Arsenal at the Emirates but admitted that Mesut Ozil was causing his team problems throughout the match.

Is this why Theo Walcott has been rubbish this season?

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Helen Trantum tries to understand if Arsenal's lack of players combinations lies at heart of many poor performances this season.

Özil deserves accolades - Wenger

In an otherwise poor week for Arsenal, Mesut Özil had something to smile about as he was nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.

Watch: Özil's season highlights

Nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year, Mesut Özil has been nothing short of terrific for Arsenal this season. Assists, goals, and incredible...

Özil 'proud' of recognition

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has said he is proud to have been nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.

Özil nominated for PFA Players’ Player of the Year award

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil is among the nominees for the PFA Players' Player of the Season award. The German midfielder has been superb for the...

Has Arsenal's media training gone too far?

'Excuse Bingo' has become a regular game at Cannon Towers but has our players' media training gone too far?

Mesut Ozil immortalised as Lego figure (with video)

Mesut Ozil has been immortalised in Lego as part of the German national team.

Ozil: I’m trying to change!

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Mesut Ozil has revealed that he is working on his body language so that people who are complete morons realise that he cares about the game.

Arsenal star slams 'stupid' performances against 'smaller teams'

Mesut Ozil has revealed that his comments regarding Arsenal messing up the title were taken out of context but we have dropped stupid points.

Ozil stat shows how crucial German is to Arsene Wenger

Mesut Ozil comes in for a crazy amount of criticism but with 18 assists in the league this season, the German playmaker has been directly involved in 43.6% of the club’s Premier League goals this season.

Arsenal star: It's a pity

Mesut Ozil has already posted on social media following Arsenal's 3-3 draw with West Ham.

Ozil and Wenger ‘spat’ something over nothing

On Sunday, parts of the media were making a big deal about Arsene Wenger’s reaction to Mesut Ozil’s comments that Arsenal blew the league. It's all something over nothing, and here's why

Player focus : Mezut Ozil's understated genius shines against Watford

Mesut Ozil was instrumental once again as Arsenal brushed past Watford. Here we look at his display in more detail.

Wenger: It's not Mesut Ozil's job to talk to the press

Arsene Wenger claims it's not Mesut Ozil's job to talk to the press.

Mesut Ozil: Wenger was the reason I came to Arsenal, I...

Mesut Ozil sings Arsene Wenger's praises despite us 'screwing up' the title race.

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.

Löw denies Özil rest, no Arsenal players in England and France...

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Mesut Özil has been named in the starting XI for Germany's international friendly against Italy on Tuesday evening.

German legend changes tune on Özil

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After throwing around plenty of criticism over the past year, Germany legend Lothar Matthäus is finally giving Mesut Özil the credit he deserves.

Özil demands signings as he hints at contract extension

There are rumours floating around that Mesut Özil is a little reluctant to sign a new deal with Arsenal but his focus is firmly...

Özil: Guardiola will dominate English football with Manchester City

Already looking ahead to next season, Mesut Özil will have one eye on the big arrival in Manchester.

Özil insists Arsenal can beat anyone and stay in the hunt

Time is running out and Arsenal are still a long way behind Leicester City in the Premier League, but Mesut Özil hasn't given up hope.

Ozil explains secret to magnificent touch – It’s all about the...

Mesut Ozil has revealed that he honed his magnificent first touch by using a medicine ball – amongst other things.

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.

More Spanish nonsense as press wind up fans over Ozil

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Barcelona have, once again, been linked with a move for Mesut Ozil, this time by throwing a load of players at Arsenal.

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...

Özil: I'm not quiet in dressing room if we're losing

Painted as a shy and reserved character, Mesut Özil is coming out of his skin much more at Arsenal this season. His performances have been...

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...

Özil: I don't want to leave, I signed for Wenger

Amid reports that Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger could be approaching the end of his reign, Mesut Özil has denied that he is looking to leave...

Arsenal on international duty – who, when and where

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For the rest of the month there is no Arsenal, at least not in any form we really enjoy. A series of international friendlies, most...

Mesut Ozil warns Arsenal he'll leave if Wenger stays - report

A ridiculous rumour has emerged that if Arsene Wenger stays at Arsenal, Mesut Ozil wants to return to Real Madrid in the summer. According to...

Mesut Ozil gives update on ankle injury sustained against Everton

Mesut Ozil has confirmed that he will feature for Germany during the interlull. The midfielder, who was subbed off in our 2-0 win against Everton...

Mesut Ozil ankle injury update

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil was taken off as a precaution against Everton. The German was substituted in the second half after John...

Ozil urges Arsenal to fight against Everton

Mesut Ozil has attempted to rally the troops ahead of our trip to Everton and encouraged us to fight in our remaining fixtures. The playmaker...

Özil demands clinical finishing to keep title dream alive

Arsenal head to Camp Nou on Wednesday night knowing they have to overturn a two-goal deficit to progress in the Champions League. Nobody expects Arsenal...

Barcelona star compares Özil to Messi

Arsenal face world's best player in Lionel Messi again on Wednesday night, but Barcelona are a little concerned about one of our stars. So they...

Enrique reveals special plans for the three Arsenal players he's afraid...

Facing the media on Tuesday, Luis Enrique looked ahead to Wednesday night's Champions League second leg between Arsenal and Barcelona, highlighting which Gunners his...

Why should Mesut Özil stay?

Huffing and puffing, Mesut Özil was superb on Sunday afternoon and finally clawed Arsenal back into the game. Ultimately it was futile, but a backheeled...

Arsenal fans vent fury after suffering humiliating defeat

A late Arsenal fightback wasn't enough to beat Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Goals from Odion Ighalo and Adlene Guedioura gave the...

Look: Mesut Özil infographic draws all of Arsenal star's assists

18 assists for Mesut Özil this season and it's not even over yet. As we all know, he has a great opportunity to break the...

Arsenal star eager for Spurs clash

Mesut Ozil seems eager ahead of our clash with Spurs on Saturday. This time his battle cry was a little more muted compared to his...

Why Arsenal fans embarrassed themselves after latest humiliation

Arsenal fans really are the gift that keeps on giving. After our traumatising 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Wednesday night, Mesut Ozil was making his...

Mesut Ozil: Nobody has to tell us how important Swansea match...

In an uncharacteristically sassy tweet, Mesut Ozil insisted that nobody needs to tell the Arsenal team how important Wednesday's match against Swansea is. On Tuesday...

Arsenal boss denies that star players are close to renewing contracts

Over the last few months there have been murmurs that Arsenal are in talks with Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez over new deals. On Tuesday...

A season and era defining week for Arsenal as Wenger nears...

Occasionally as a fan with unconventional career choices, I am forced to miss big games. Sometimes it's no bad thing. As Arsenal were once again...

Arsenal talisman misses training ahead of Manchester United game

There was a bit of a panic in play on Saturday as some eagle-eyed person noticed that Mesut Ozil had sat out Arsenal’s final training session before their game against Manchester United.

Watch: Mesut Ozil shows off best way to tidy up after...

We all know that Mesut Ozil is amazing. Be it juggling with chewing gum or creating chances for Arsenal for fun, he makes the football...

Tomas Rosicky among Arsenal’s top earners

Despite being injured for the majority of the last few seasons, Tomas Rosicky reportedly earns £85,000 a week - more than the likes of...

Spanish media come for Mesut Ozil after Arsenal's loss to Barcelona

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Mesut Ozil has had his fair share of harsh and often unnecessary criticism over the years but this takes the cake. After Arsenal's 2-0 loss...

Stat: Have we already seen the best from Mesut Ozil?

Mesut Ozil has now gone nine Champions League games without an assist. Of course, this stat doesn't take into account the playmaker's achievements in the...

Mesut Ozil issues battle cry to ’12th man’ ahead of Barcelona...

Mesut Ozil issued somewhat of an out-of-character battle cry on Monday night ahead of Arsenal's match against Barcelona on Tuesday. The former Real Madrid playmaker...

Barcelona players hail Mesut Özil ahead of Champions League clash

Barcelona are the huge favourites for our Champions League tie, and it's no wonder. I don't think it's unfair to say all five of Sergio Busquets,...

Arsenal boss reveals why he rested key players against Hull City

No one was too surprised when Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey's names weren't read out on the team sheets against Hull on Saturday but...

Mesut Ozil parks car, becomes news story

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I know I shouldn’t be surprised by this sort of thing, but I am. As I was hunting around the internet for things about Arsenal,...

Missed foul on Ozil in Leicester penalty buildup explained

On Sunday afternoon, Martin Atkinson made a number of big mistakes. Since the final whistle we’ve been making a big deal of the Danny Drinkwater...

Arsenal fans get massive Ozil boost after officials contact press

Arsenal fans were today delighted to learn that Barcelona had no interest in signing Mesut Ozil after officials from the club spoke to the press...

Wenger: Özil gave me belief

It felt like the huge clash against Leicester City was going to fizzle out into a 1-1 draw. The Gunners huffed and puffed for a winner...

Photo: Ozil celebrates Leicester win in dressing room with teammates

Mesut Ozil was once again heavily involved as Arsenal grasped a last-minute winner against Leicester on Sunday in the Premier League. It was the German's...

Worldclass playmaker to agree £180kpw Arsenal deal - report

With reports around everywhere that Mesut Ozil has rejected a contract extension at Arsenal with a load of other clubs circling, the Express are...

Second £180kpw deal could be signed at Arsenal – report

Alexis Sanchez will follow Mesut Ozil and demand £180kpw in his new contract if we are to believe the website, Football Insider. They have broken...

Özil's agent admits clubs like Barcelona are circling

With just over two years to run on his contract, there have been some mutterings on a new deal for Mesut Özil. The German is...

Arsenal star: Mesut Ozil and forward are game changers

Tomas Rosicky has hailed the talent of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, calling them Arsenal's game changers. Unfortunately, it's unclear whether Rosicky will play...