Tag: Mesut Ozil

Wenger trolls journo over Ozil and Alexis contracts

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

Mesut Ozil admits changing this season

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

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

Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi
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

Arsenal injury
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

Mesut Ozil
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

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
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

Mesut Ozil
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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

Mesut Ozil
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

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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 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 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

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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

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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

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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...

Mesut Ozil
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

Per Mertesacker
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

from Arsenal's opposition
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?

Helen Trantum column
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...

Arsenal international duty
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...

Özil: I’m fired up to face Leicester

Next week's clash against Leicester City is very much one of the biggest games of the season, but nothing daunts Mesut Özil. The German couldn't...

Arsenal boss has undying praise for Mesut Özil

Usually putting chances on a plate for others, Mesut Özil gobbled up his first sight at goal on Sunday to smash Arsenal into the...

Özil back to his best to inspire Arsenal to win

When Arsenal win, it's almost invariably thanks to Mesut Özil, and Sunday was no different. That's not strictly true of course, but it feels a...

Returning man can fire Arsenal's title challenge

It's been a very good few days for Arsenal. On Saturday title rivals Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur both won, but the result of the former...

Result: Quickfire Özil and Ox goals give Arsenal victory at Bournemouth

Two goals within as many minutes helped Arsenal see off Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon. Following three Premier League games without an Arsenal goal, Mesut...

Arsenal goalkeeper: Mesut Ozil is better than Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas

Wojciech Szczesny spoke to the Poland national team's YouTube channel recently and admitted that Mesut Ozil has surprised him, in a good way. The goalkeeper,...

Watch: Dortmund forward better playmaker than Mesut Ozil

Borussia Dortmund forward, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has now beaten Mesut Ozil's 16 assists for the season. The 27-year-old has now assisted 17 for the season, which pushes him...

Mesut Ozil’s foot injury continues to cause problems

Mesut Ozil missed our recent match against Stoke due to a minor foot injury, which he recovered from in time for the next game...

Player focus: Even Özil can't always save the day for Arsenal

Mesut Özil is rather good, and rather creative. If I were him I'd be rather ****** off. After carrying Arsenal through some dismal games in...

Mesut Ozil glad that Arsenal ‘fulfilled their duty’ against Burnley

Mesut Ozil tweeted following our 2-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup on Saturday to congratulate the team on fulfilling our duty and...

Surprising Arsenal man ahead of Ozil in Power Rankings

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Sky Sports have released their latest Power Rankings and a surprising Arsenal man leads the way for the Gunners – Laurent Koscielny! The Arsenal defender...

Injury boost pleases Özil

Arsenal have received quite the injury boost, and Mesut Özil is happy about it! Aren't we all? Mesut took to Twitter after training on Thursday to...

Watch: Ozil makes surprise TV appearance

Mesut Ozil has taken time out from his recent trip to Turkey to appear on a kids programme in the country. Things didn’t, however, go...

The highs and lows of Mesut Özil's first 100 Arsenal games

Defeat against Chelsea on Sunday was a sucker punch, and a milestone went under the radar as a result. Mesut Özil was playing his 100th...

Real Madrid get third of Mesut Ozil sell-on fee – report

Some new information has come to light regarding Mesut Ozil's Arsenal contract. According to Football Leaks, the former Real Madrid playmaker actually cost us around...

Mesut Ozil confirms he’ll play against Chelsea

Although it's been pretty clear all week that Mesut Ozil is back in training, healed and ready to start against Chelsea on Sunday, the...

Wenger: ‘Demanding’ Mesut Ozil has big influence at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has praised Mesut Ozil ahead of our match against Chelsea on Sunday insisting that although the German doesn't speak out often, when...

Özil wishes defender well after serious injury on Friday

Arsenal man Mesut Özil has wished his Germany team-mate Jerome Boateng well after the defender suffered a serious injury on Friday evening. The Bundesliga has...

Player focus: Ozil expected to shine against Chelsea

Mesut Ozil will be back against Chelsea after missing the Stoke away game due to a slight injury and his creativity was certainly missed...

Arsene Wenger’s man, Mesut Ozil, proud of new song

If you've been paying attention since the Stoke match, you'll have heard our new song for Mesut Ozil. Although West Ham fans have been raging...

Watch: Another new Adidas advert sees Özil produce his best assist...

Mesut Özil didn't play against Stoke last week, but he's been busy showing his skills for Adidas as they prepare to launch their new...

Team news: Özil available, Alexis ‘should’ make the squad v Chelsea

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Facing the media on Thursday morning, Arsène Wenger delivered the latest team news ahead of Sunday's game against Chelsea. The Gunners have been without a...

Double Arsenal boost ahead of Chelsea match

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Alexis and Mesut Özil's return to first team action could not be coming at a better time. For weeks now, the Arsenal starting XI, at least...

Arsenal duo prove to be most effective in Premier League, just...

Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud are statistically the most deadly duo in the Premier League but are we really surprised? With 23 goals and 18...

Watch: Ozil stars in brilliant Adidas commercial

You probably been missing him given that he didn’t feature against Stoke on Sunday and no doubt, you are feeling a bit of Mesut...

Özil: It doesn’t matter when I don’t score or assist

With three goals and 16 assists in 20 Premier League appearances this season, questions surrounding Mesut Özil's end product shouldn't still exist. He isn't exactly...

Wenger: Ozil and Sanchez back for Chelsea

Arsene Wenger spoke with the press after he watched his side play out a 0-0 draw at the Britannia. The Arsenal manager didn’t seem too...

Ozil expects to be back from injury for Chelsea match

Mesut Ozil was ruled out of Arsenal’s game against Stoke with a foot injury that was said to be ‘minor’. Missing training on Saturday, the...

Mesut Ozil injury update – why he misses game against Stoke

Mesut Ozil has not been included in Arsenal’s squad for their game against Stoke at the Britannia on Sunday. The German missed training on Saturday...

Mesut Ozil wins Germany’s player of the year for 2015

Mesut Ozil has won yet another award. This time it's the Germany national team's player of the year 2015, which is absolutely massive. Mesut Özil has...

Mesut Ozil attempts to comfort Arsenal fans after frustrating draw against...

Mesut Ozil took to Twitter after Arsenal's 3-3 draw with Liverpool to comfort the disappointed fans. The Gunners were 3-2 up and looked as if...

Mesut Ozil issues warning to Liverpool ahead of clash with Arsenal

Sporting his trademark backwards cap, Mesut Ozil spoke to Arsenal Player recently about our chances against Liverpool on Wednesday and he seems pretty optimistic...

Sanchez out of Liverpool game but Ozil back

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Arsene Wenger met with the press at London Colney today ahead of Arsenal’s game against Liverpool on Wednesday evening. The boss gave updates on a...

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal deserved to beat Sunderland

Despite being rested for Arsenal's FA Cup match against Sunderland, Mesut Ozil was still in attendance at the Emirates and tweeted afterwards to congratulate...

Arsenal star insists Gunners don't need Mesut Ozil after win over...

Following Arsenal's 3-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, Hector Bellerin tweeted that we don't need Ozil to win. After murmurings that we're becoming a one...

Team news: Özil might not be rested, Walcott will play

Heading into the FA Cup, Arsenal are top of the Premier League and are widely expected to rest players as a result. The previous two...

Özil named top German abroad, but "not world class"

Writing for German football magazine kicker, former Germany captain Lothar Matthäus has said Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil isn't world class. There was some solace for Özil...

Özil: I want to win Champions League for Arsenal fans

He's delivered a lot this season, but Mesut Özil just won't stop giving. Since signing for Arsenal he has won two FA Cups and the...

Mesut Ozil is Arsenal's key to the title

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In Mesut Özil, Arsenal have a footballer who can deliver us the Premier League title. Hopefully, I have your attention now, yes? Good. That's how good I...

Midfielder insists Mesut Ozil is happy at Arsenal

Mathieu Flamini is the latest in a long line of people to publicly praise Mesut Ozil. Flamini spoke recently about Ozil's vision on the pitch...

Ozil winning PFA Player of the Month proves Arsenal fans right

On top of winning Arsenal's Player of the Month, Mesut Ozil also won the PFA Fans' POTM award for the second month running. There's something...

Early team news – Mesut Ozil expected to miss game v...

Mesut Ozil needs a rest. There's no doubt that the playmaker has been huge for us this season and, due to a number of other...

Ozil hails Real Madrid’s Zidane decision

Mesut Ozil has hailed Real Madrid's decision to hire Zinedine Zidane as their new manager after the Spanish giants sacked Rafa Benitez. Ozil left Real...

Mesut Ozil wins Player of the Month again: Are Arsenal a...

Lo and behold, Mesut Ozil has won Arsenal's Player of the Month award again. The playmaker won with a huge 81.2% of the votes for...

Three Arsenal efforts nominated for Goal of the Month

Three Arsenal efforts from December made BBC's shortlist for Goal of the Month. Unfortunately, in a cruel twist, the eventual winner was Cuco Martina for...

Could Rafa’s Madrid departure open the door for January signings?

So, Rafa Benitez is no longer the manager of Real Madrid. Actually, he might be when you're reading this, but at the time of writing...

Wenger to give players days off this week but won’t rotate

After Saturday's win against Newcastle United, Arsenal players could relax for the first time in a few weeks. A busy period came to a close...

Mesut Özil’s best assists of 2015

It's been one hell of a year for Mesut Özil, particularly since the start of the new Premier League season. An incredible number of assists...

Özil wins award for third time running

I sense a running theme. After Nacho Monreal in August and Theo Walcott in September, Mesut Özil has dominated the Daily Cannon Arsenal player of the...

Wenger reveals how acceptance helped improve Mesut Ozil

It goes without saying that Mesut Ozil has developed into the player we always knew he could be this season. Although he's always been great,...

Neil Ashton reveals Ozil comment regret

Ever since he wrote that Mesut Ozil was ‘nicking a living’, the Daily Mail’s Neil Ashton has taken a hell of a lot of...

Wenger compares midfielder to Arsenal legend

The comparison between Mesut Ozil and Dennis Bergkamp isn't a new one. Since joining Arsenal in 2013, the German's name as been lovingly slotted into...

Ozil happy to be back on top with Arsenal

After getting yet another assist and a goal for Arsenal against Bournemouth in the Premier League, Mesut Ozil took to Twitter as usual to...

Stat: Do Ozil's assists make him Arsenal's most valuable player?

Since signing for Arsenal only two years ago, Mesut Ozil has reached 30 assists - nine more than any other player. I think I, and...

Wenger: Ozil is Arsenal’s focal point

Mesut Ozil has gone from being a 'flop' (the media's words, not mine) to Arsenal's focal point. So far, the 2015/16 season has been huge...

Wenger admits Arsenal have no immediate plans to renew Alexis and...

With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil cementing themselves within theArsenal squad and becoming key players, speculation has turned to how and when we'll tie...

Four Arsenal players in team of the season so far, Koscielny...

After Monday's defeat of Manchester City, Sky pundits Jamie Carragher settled upon a team of the season so far. Between them they managed to agree on...

Özil: I was right to leave Real Madrid

The best player in England has been speaking about his contract situation and how happy he is at Arsenal. Mesut Özil assisted in the Premier...

Özil: We know we have the quality

A huge 2-1 win on Monday night saw Arsenal go four point clear of Manchester City in the Premier League. An early Christmas present for...

Arsenal goalscorer praises Özil's talent and effort

Premier League assists number 14 and 15 for the season, if Arsenal are to win the title it will be in no small part...

Stats: Mesut Ozil makes former Liverpool man look stupid after Manchester...

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Isn’t life just like that? You go and put your opinions out there and along comes a footballing genius to make you look like a...

Player focus: Another Ozil masterclass against Manchester City

Before Monday night's game between Arsenal and Manchester City, Sky Sports, and Jamie Carragher in particular, billed the playmaker's battle as 'Silva runs the game...

Arsenal star sides with 'special' Mourinho after Chelsea sacking

Mesut Ozil admitted he was surprised when he heard the news that Jose Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea manager. Speculation had been mounting for a...

Manchester City boss says Arsenal don't need Özil

If Arsenal have the best playmaker in the Premier League, Manchester City have his biggest rival. And vice versa. Mesut Özil and David Silva are both...

Özil given time off to recharge

Is there still any doubt that Mesut Özil has been the best player in the Premier League so far this season? The German has had...

Who’s the specialist in failure now, Jose?

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According to reports, the Chelsea board are considering replacing Jose Mourinho with Juande Ramos. Read that sentence again and let it sink in. The Chelsea...

Watch: Arsenal stars show off silky skills in new game

Recently I got the chance to attend a Footpool event at London Colney on behalf of Citroen. Essentially, it's exactly how it sounds. The rules...

Arsenal 4/1 to beat Barcelona at the Emirates in February

Arsenal, as you know, have been drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League although the Gunners will draw confidence from beating Bayern Munich in...

Could Arsenal be growing into genuine title contenders?

After a week that exceeded even my most optimistic podcast prediction, it's hard to not start considering this team as one of the title...

Real Madrid eye devastating Ozil move - report

Another day, another strange rumour involving Mesut Ozil. Now, it appears the playmaker could be on his way back to Real Madrid. Apparently, the German has...

David Moyes proved he's clueless with Özil comments

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David Moyes is currently out of work as a football manager, so was on Sky Sports as a pundit as Arsenal faced Aston Villa on...

Stats: The return of Arsenal’s all-round midfielder

Aaron Ramsey is very good at football, mainly because he is good at pretty much every aspect of being a footballer. What did he manage...

Arsenal playmaker admits Gunners' time on top might be temporary

Not one to miss out on a bit of Top Quality Banter, Mesut Ozil took the opportunity after our 2-0 win over Aston Villa...

Wenger: Özil is annoyed he doesn’t receive the same service

Another Arsenal game, and Mesut Özil going about his business as usual. The German playmaker has now laid on an incredible 13 goals in 15...

Arsenal legend: Ozil looks like he wants to prove a point

I'm sure Gooners everywhere are having to fight off the urge to scream "I told you so!" from the rooftops at the moment. Finally the...

Liverpool legend admits former Arsenal rival is so good it's scary

Steven Gerrard said has admitted that Mesut Ozil is so good it's both scary and frightening. Wow. Ozil's been on another level this season. He's beating...

Wenger: Teams 'play behind' talented players' egos

As Arsene Wenger's said before, you simply can't be a fan of football and not admire Mesut Ozil. This season in particular, the German has...

Why Arsenal's midfield maestro will be missed

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Santi Cazorla's ruptured knee ligaments are, obviously, both a pain for him and for Arsenal Football Club. I begin here, because as happens sometimes, I...

Ozil sings Arsenal star's praises after hattrick against Olympiacos

After another fantastic performance against Olympiacos, Mesut Ozil chose to use his usual post-victory tweet to praise teammate Giroud on his hattrick. The striker had...

Özil fully focused on Champions League qualification

  Mesut Özil is having one hell of a season. The man himself called it his best ever season, and he has just been crowned the...

Team news: Ramsey will play against Olympiacos despite missing training

Speaking to the press ahead of Wednesday's game against Olympiacos, Arsène Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey will play in the crunch match. Ramsey and...

Ramsey and Özil miss training but travel to Greece

Arsenal stars Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Özil missed Tuesday morning's training session at London Colney, but are still travelling to Greece for Wednesday's huge Champions...

This Arsenal star is better than Ozil - Former Liverpool man

Craig Bellamy has got his new life as a Sky Sports pundit underway by claiming that Aaron Ramsey is better than Mesut Ozil. Here at...

Ozil win’s PFA player of the month award

Mesut Ozil has been named PFA Player of the Month for November after the German nicked more than twice the number of assists compared to his...

Özil the key as he makes everyone around him better

This weekend saw the wounded animal that is Arsenal limp past the finishing line against a spirited but limited Sunderland. Despite impressive performances from...

Özil looking for Champions League progression

Heading to Greece on the back of a 3-1 defeat of Sunderland in the Premier League, a repeat result would see Arsenal head into...

Ramsey reuniting with Özil can inspire Arsenal to the title

Boxing Day 2013, Arsenal won at Upton Park but Aaron Ramsey picked up a thigh strain which ruled him out until April. Mesut Özil had signed...

Humble Özil pleased with 'best season ever'

Another Premier League game, another assist. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil has managed 12 assists and two goals in his 14 Premier League appearances this season,...

In-form Arsenal man on track to beat legend's record

Mesut Ozil is a machine. There's no other explanation. Against Sunderland, the German nabbed his 12th assist of the season, meaning, he only needs nine more...

Arsenal playmaker hails huge three points against Sunderland

Mesut Ozil played a huge part, yet again, in our 3-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday. Despite not playing at our best (what else is...

Arsenal players excited for clash with Sunderland

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The Arsenal players have all been pretty active on Twitter ahead of our match against Sunderland on Saturday. Ozil, Ramsey and Kos have all been...

Arsenal forward beats Özil to monthly award

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has won the club's goal of the month for November, with a huge 41% of the vote. Giroud's goal against Bayern...

Why Arsenal relying too heavily on Player of the Month could...

Mesut Ozil has been crowned Arsenal's Player of the Month with a whopping 87.2% of the votes but could this actually be detrimental to...

Arsenal midfielder has convincingly outpassed the Premier League

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has completed more than 200 passes more than any other Premier League midfielder so far this season. An injury suffered by...

Arsenal player of the month announced

Throughout a disappointing November, Mesut Özil gave us hope. He gave us all something to believe in. Arsenal played five times in November, winning just...

Özil encouraged by tight table

A November which saw Arsenal pick up just two points from a possible nine would been punished by top teams in recent years, but...

Stats: Arsenal would be 10th without Özil's influence

Well, Mesut Özil's a bit good. When he isn't supplying others with goals he scores them himself. The whole one-man team thing is usually nonsense...

Norwich City 1-1 Arsenal – player ratings

A disappointing draw at Carrow Road made it three Premier League games without a win for Arsenal, who missed the chance to join Manchester...

Result: Gunners draw at Norwich and pick up more injuries

Mesut Özil's opener at Carrow Road was cancelled out by Lewis Grabban as Arsenal were held to a point by Norwich City. Within 12 minutes...

Debunking the “Özil can’t play on the wing” myth

What do the following have in common: Paul Scholes Clarence Seedorf Bastian Schweinsteiger They're all World Cup winners? No, there's an Englishman and Dutchman in there! They're all...

Ozil: I feel very comfortable at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil's recent answer in an interview with Sport1 will be music to just about every Arsenal fan's ears. When asked if the playmaker would...

Why Wenger's abundance of playmakers is crucial to Arsenal

Mesut Ozil is known for his ability to pick a pass through the eye of the needle and provide assists for just about anybody,...

Stat: Ozil and Alexis prove instrumental for Arsenal

Just in case you weren't already aware, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been huge for us so far this season. So huge, in fact,...

Arsenal superstar optimistic about Gunners' Champions League chances

Mesut Ozil once again raised suspicions on Tuesday that he's not in fact human. The German scored the first goal of three against Dinamo Zagreb...

Arsenal player ratings v Dinamo Zagreb: Özil and Alexis shine, Joel...

A strong performance and a 3-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb kept Arsenal's Champions League hopes alive on Tuesday night. The Gunners went into the game...

Five takeaways from Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to West Bromich Albion

After a difficult week in which Arsenal's French contingent were mentally assaulted by the atrocities committed in Paris, fans were looking forward to a...

Stat: Are Arsenal unluckiest team in Premier League or just not...

According to Orbinho, Arsenal have hit the bar more times than any other team in the Premier League but is this down to bad...

Stat: Özil best in Europe ahead of new contract

We all know that Mesut Özil is the master of the assist but when it comes to chance creation this season, the German leads...

Özil still a long way from Arsenal legends assist tallies

With 10 assists in 11 Premier League games, everyone is right to praise Mesut Özil. The German playmaker is having an incredible season; in fact,...

Özil explains his boost in confidence

With 10 assists in just 11 Premier League games so far this season, Mesut Özil is lighting up the Premier League. His performances have always...

Team of season so far features more Arsenal players than any...

Currently level with Manchester City on points, Arsenal are second in the Premier League by virtue of goal difference. A strong start to the season,...

Wenger right to say Özil has stepped up to become a...

Mesut Özil has played a huge part in Arsenal's recent success, driving the Gunners forward over the course of the season so far. No player...

Wenger wins award but Özil snubbed

Arsenal's terrific Premier League form has seen Arsène Wenger win the manager of the month award for October. Playing four Premier League games during the...

Arsenal almost drown but are coming up for air

After a disappointing week, the international break could not have come at a better time for the Gunners - assuming there are no more...

Stat: Further evidence that Ozil’s ‘lazy’ label is nonsense

The majority of our squad looked lethargic and exhausted during our 1-1 draw against Spurs, but at least we had Mesut Ozil. The midfielder was...

Özil Arsenal’s only hope in north London derby draw

A poor first half was followed by a frustrating second half, but one man lived up to his billing. No, not Dele Alli, who was...

Stats: Mesut Özil sets a Premier League record

Another Arsenal game, another Mesut Özil assist. 11 Premier League appearances this season and he has assisted 10 Arsenal goals, more than any other player...

Ozil says he feels fit but how long can playmaker go...

Since joining Arsenal in 2013, Mesut Ozil is yet to have a full season without injury. Recently, the playmaker said he's feeling fit after getting...

Mesut Ozil is assisting at a historic rate – Can he...

Magnificent. Brilliant. Magical. Genius. The closest thing we have to Zinedine Zidane. The best No. 10 in the world. These are just some of the words and phrases used to...

The Ozil effect: Stats show he’s the best in Europe

Mesut Ozil is on fire at the minute. The German, who has really risen to the challenge this season and is starting to make his...

How does Ozil compare to Tottenham’s star man?

When Tottenham rock up at the Emirates at the weekend, Arsenal will know that their biggest threat comes from Christian Eriksen. The Danish playmaker has...

Player of the month award for Özil

Our Daily Cannon player of the month for October is...Mesut Özil. Öbviously. We're sure Mesut will be delighted to follow in the footsteps of Nacho Monreal...

Özil dominates proceedings with two assists in blistering second half

A slow first half almost seemed to pass Mesut Özil by on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal's lack of pace and movement stifled the playmaker's ability to influence...

Ozil ‘glad’ to assist Arsenal again in win over Swansea City

Mesut Ozil racked up two more assists for Arsenal against Swansea City. The playmaker is living up to his reputation after grabbing two more assists...

Özil explains why he's playing better this season

Arriving on deadline day in 2013 and missing the opening weekend of the season after winning the World Cup in 2014, Mesut Özil is...

Will Wenger play Özil wide in injury crisis?

At the start of last season, Arsène Wenger attempted to play Mesut Özil wide to accommodate all of his central midfielders. It didn't really work....

Arsenal dominate stats-based ‘power rankings’

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Sky Sports are ranking players based on stats, and Arsenal are coming out on top! Let me explain a little. You get a certain number...

Why Wenger's tactics can win Arsenal the Premier League

After a week with another two tight but very creditable home victories, The Gunners seem to be exploring every different route to three points...

Arsenal goalscorer hails Ozil's performance against Everton

Olivier Giroud made his first start in a while against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday and was pleased overall with not only...

Wilshere: He’s different class

Jack Wilshere has been the latest person to add his voice to the growing Mesut Ozil appreciation club after the German grabbed yet another...

Arsenal legend believes Ozil has only just 'woken up'

Mesut Ozil has faced some unnecessary criticism since joining Arsenal and it appears now many are eating their words - Thierry Henry included. The German's £42.5m...

Wenger praises team player Ozil for giving everything for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger had a lot to say about Mesut Ozil following yet another sublime performance in the Premier League against Everton. The playmaker appears to...

Ozil delighted with perfect week following Bayern Munich and Everton wins

Mesut Ozil was quick to tweet following Arsenal's 2-1 win over Everton. The Gunners have had a perfect week after beating Watford 3-0, Bayern Munich...

Wenger: I'd rather watch him than talk about him

Arsene Wenger praised Mesut Ozil following another superb performance against Everton. Ozil grabbed another assist against the Blues in our 2-1 win in the Premier...

Historic stat: Ozil sets Premier League record

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Mesut Ozil grabbed his seventh league assist of the season as he set up Olivier Giroud for Arsenal's opener against Everton on Saturday afternoon. With...

Player focus: Ozil delivers insane performance against Everton

Confidence will do wonderful things for a player. There was one moment in the second half of the game against Everton which perfectly encapsulated the...

Watch: Giroud has a laugh at Ozil’s expense after Everton game

Olivier Giroud met with the press immediately after his goal helped Arsenal beat Everton 2-1 Saturday evening. The Frenchman, who set up by the King...

Wenger: This is what Ozil needs to be respected more

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With two goals in his last three games as well as three assists, Mesut Ozil is enjoying something of a productive purple patch. A class...

Özil: I feel at ease thanks to Wenger's trust

Mesut Özil struck his second goal of the season deep into injury time on Tuesday night to give Arsenal all three points against Bayern...

Video: Alexis proves to be awful in ‘beat the bin’ challenge

Who are Arsenal's most technical players? You'd probably say Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez. The Chilean may be good at finding the target...

Ozil insists Arsenal are back to their best after hard-fought victory...

Mesut Ozil scored a late goal against Bayern Munich to put our 2-0 win out of sight in the dying seconds. The playmaker, who is...

Fortunes of Özil's Arsenal career mirrored by Bayern performances

A blistering start and a ninth minute penalty. Saved by Manuel Neuer. Back in 2014, with Bayern Munich current holders of the Champions League, they came...

Arsenal player ratings v Bayern: Čech and Özil best of the...

An eventful match, 2 goals, none in our net, and hope in Champions League restored - all in one night! Add a few beers...

Report: Arsenal 2-0 Bayern Munich

A fantastic card display and edgy atmosphere set the scene at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, where Olivier Giroud and Mesut Özil scored...

Bayern Munich star praises Özil

Since joining Arsenal just over two years ago, Mesut Özil has had plenty of criticism. The German playmaker has been dismissed as lazy, weak, and...

Stats: Arsenal duo creating more chances than almost everyone else

Arsenal stats
Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla are second and third when it comes to creating chances in the Premier League this season. Ozil, in second place,...

Wenger no plans to rest superstars for Bayern clash

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In the lead up to his press conference ahead of the Bayern Munich game it was being claimed that Arsene Wenger would rest Alexis...

Watch: Özil majestic again v Watford

Is Mesut Özil in the best form of his Arsenal career? The German provided two assists as Arsenal won 3-0 against Watford on Saturday, and...

Stats: Ozil compared to Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United stars

Grabbing two assists at the weekend against Watford, Mesut Ozil became the joint highest assist maker in the Premier League this season. For many Arsenal...

Stat: Ozil assists his way to top of the charts

Mesut Ozil has regained his position as King of Assists after his display against Watford on Saturday afternoon. Fouled in the build-up to Alexis Sanchez's...

Santi Cazorla: Arsenal’s unsung talisman

Go to the middle of North London and ask a thousand random strangers who Arsenal's best player is. Most will say Alexis Sanchez, a good two-hundred...

German legend wrong to call for Ozil to be dropped

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Lothar Matthaus has hit out at Mesut Ozil, saying that he disappears from games and should be dropped from the national side. His comments echo those...

Wenger right to want more from Özil in big games

When you spend £42m on a footballer, he has to be one of the very best footballers in your team. That's to say, he has...

Look: Arsenal shoot with Duchamp London

Hector Bellerin showed an image of him and Mesut Ozil looking sharp in our new team Duchamp London suits. Arsenal always pride themselves of being...

Twitter reacts to Ozil new contract rumours

With the news that Arsenal are trying to tie Mesut Ozil down to a contract extension to take him up until 2018, it's fair...

Watch: Ozil makes opposition players look foolish

An exciting aspect of Mesut Ozil's play is his ability to drop his shoulder and seamlessly sell the opposition a dummy. The midfielder does it...

Ozil apologises to Germany fans

Mesut Ozil took to Twitter after Germany's 2-1 win over Georgia to apologise for the 'suspenseful' end to the match. Germany and Georgia were on...

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

Arsenal's Mesut Özil will be a little relieved, as he helped world champions Germany book their place at Euro 2016. A tricky qualifying faze was...

Özil backs Germany to dominate thanks to youth system

They're already world champions, but Germany keep churning out high quality talent and there's nothing the rest of the world can do about it. Look...

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

Mesut Özil was optimistic ahead of the international break, but his spirit must have been dampened somewhat by a lacklustre performance on Thursday night. Germany...

Internationals: Ospina clean sheet, Iwobi debut, Campbell loses

David Ospina could breathe a sigh of relief after the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on his first appearance since his Champions League nightmare...

Özil has goal disallowed as Germany lose

The celebrations have been delayed for world champions Germany, after the Republic of Ireland beat them on Thursday night. A draw for the German national...

Özil eyeing Bayern

Mesut Özil is on international duty over the next few days, but he's still thinking about Arsenal. And who wouldn't be? After such a scintillating...

Mesut Özil Vs Manchester United wallpapers and covers

Oh, isn't it great to have Mesut at Arsenal?! I find myself tweeting him "thanks for playing for my club" a bit too often. But...

Özil praises unlikely team-mate

Everyone was sort of left eating their words in September. Fans and pundits alike had written off Mathieu Flamini. Arsenal seemed eager to sell him...

Infographic: When to watch Arsenal players on international duty

Following our 3-0 defeat of Manchester United, it's almost two weeks until we get to watch Arsenal in action again. If playing Watford on 17th...

Video: Mesut Özil v Manchester United

What a game Mesut Özil had on Sunday. The midfielder was perfect. An assist was swiftly followed by a goal, and Arsenal were 2-0 up...

Mertesacker: Alexis and Ozil make us dangerous

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez both had outstanding performances against Manchester United in the Premier League and Per Mertesacker had high praise for them...

Ozil celebrates Arsenal ‘party’ against Manchester United

Mesut Ozil scored and assisted against Manchester United in Arsenal's emphatic 3-0 win and afterwards described the match as a 'party' on social media. The...

Player focus: Mesut masterclass v Manchester United

Mesut Ozil frequently runs games; he conducts them. It's usually through simple, often underrated, moments that change the course of a particular play, but against...

Walcott: I will run and Ozil will find me

Theo Walcott has been bigging up Mesut Ozil ahead of this weekend's Premier League showdown against Manchester United. The German, who still gets a lot...

Ozil: Arsenal will show we can beat Manchester United

Mesut Ozil is convinced that if Arsenal can prevent themselves from getting red carded against Manchester United, we shouldn't have a problem beating them. Against...

Ozil: Arsenal have potential to win Champions League

Mesut Ozil is optimistic about Arsenal's impending match in the Champions League against Olympiacos and has revealed that he even believes we have the...

Watch: Özil’s stunning performance against Leicester

Another Arsenal win was punctuated by sublime touches and passes from our creator-in-chief Mesut Özil. The German has started his third Arsenal season in fine...

Wenger frustrated by Ozil's failure to score against Leicester City

Although Mesut Ozil managed to bag a stunning chipped assist for Alexis Sanchez's second goal against Leicester, Arsene Wenger has admitted that he's disappointed...

Ozil hails ‘perfect’ win for Arsenal against Leicester City

Mesut Ozil was instrumental in Arsenal's 5-2 victory against Leicester on Saturday and was pretty eager afterwards to boast about what the win means...

Alexis Sanchez isn’t back because he never left

Five goals scored, five conceded and only ten points from the opening six games of the season, it goes without saying that fans were...

Ozil bows down to Flamini’s goalscoring prowess

I never thought I'd see the day where Mesut Ozil bowed down to Mathieu Flamini, yet here we are. Pictures have been released from Arsenal's...

Özil targets title but whines about fees paid by clubs

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has slammed big money transfer fees after a record breaking summer in the Premier League. Over the course of the transfer...

Predicted XI: North London derby heroes to be dropped for Leicester

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A heavily rotated Arsenal side won 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, but we aren't expecting many of those players to feature...

Ospina maintains Arsenal defender one of the best despite poor performance...

David Ospina has picked his ultimate XI and, rather oddly, picked Mathieu Debuchy at right-back. Now, I'm all for supporting our own players and everyone...

Huge new contract talks prove Arsenal have learnt from the past

Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie both left Arsenal with just one year to go on their contracts. The players, who both ended up in...

Ozil congratulates his 'brother' on knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the...

Although Mesut Ozil was on the bench for the 2-1 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane, the German publicly congratulated his 'bro' Flamini...

Ozil defends Arsenal after back-to-back defeats

Mesut Ozil has taken to Facebook to defend Arsenal after the Gunners fell to their second defeat in a row. Losing at Olympiacos in the...

Ozil’s agent casts doubt over Arsenal future

When Fenerbahce's interest in Mesut Ozil began to gain momentum in the summer, many assumed that the midfielder wouldn't even entertain the idea of...

Özil expects goosebumps at Champions League anthem

Aaron Ramsey may not have travelled with the squad, but you can expect Mesut Özil to line up for Arsenal on Wednesday evening. The Gunners...

Chelsea legend: I know how special Özil, Cazorla and Mertesacker are

As Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Čech is used to playing against Arsenal. The Czech international has lined up against his current team-mates a number of times,...

Özil: Wenger means a lot to me

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has moved Mesut Özil back into his favoured position following a bad experiment at the beginning of last season, and...

Özil: Why I decided to sign for Arsenal

Arsenal's reputation as a club that plays good football helped influence Mesut Özil's decision to sign for us back in 2013. Around Europe, Arsenal have...

The stat that shows Ozil is still King of Creation

Mesut Ozil gets a hard time, mostly from people who aren't smart enough to actually watch him play. Grabbing a lovely assist on Saturday for...

One-Two Punch: How Wenger can use Giroud and Walcott together

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Arsenal play at home to a side with a relatively unheralded keeper, go on to create an absurd...

Impressive stat when Özil and Walcott both start

Arsenal stats
Since Mesut Özil arrived in London in September 2013, the idea of him threading the ball through to Mesut Özil has been mouthwatering but...

Özil happy with strikers after assist

German midfielder Mesut Özil was happy to see strikers Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud get amongst the goals on Saturday afternoon. The Arsenal forwards have come...

Arsenal striker admits he 'should have scored many more'

Theo Walcott started up front and scored to  give Arsenal the lead in the 2-0 defeat of Stoke City on Saturday. The Arsenal forward played...

Ozil tries his hand at comedy

Mesut Ozil has just booked his seat on the banter bus to the Emirates on Saturday. The midfielder maestro was back in training after being...

Arsenal stars wear matching t-shirts for birthday

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer celebrates his 70th birthday today, so Arsenal's Germans have taken to Twitter to wish him a happy...

Watch: Arsenal playmaker at the heart of win for his country

On Monday, Mesut Ozil starred in Germany's 3-2 win over Scotland. Despite putting three goals past Scotland's goalkeeper, Germany are bound to feel a little...

Özil satisfied by international break

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil started both of Germany's games over the past week as the world champions successfully negotiated tricky fixtures. Prior to the latest...

Özil subbed off in Germany win

Mesut Özil had a quiet night during Germany's eventful 3-2 win at Hamden Park. Heading into the game, Germany knew all three points would leave...

Özil shows off boots

Arsenal's Mesut Özil took to Instagram to show off his Adidas boots after the qualifier against Poland last week. The German playmaker dedicated his boots...

Arsenal's Ozil ready for tough match in Scotland

Mesut Ozil has arrived in Glasgow ahead of Germany's clash with Scotland on Monday. The playmaker shared a picture on Twitter upon the squad's arrival,...

Arsenal's Ozil and Manchester United star paid thousands just to tweet

According to reports, Mesut Ozil is the sixth highest Twitter earner in the sporting world. That's right, all those Adidas tweets aren't just because the...

Arsenal's Ozil warns: We're ready to fight

After beating Poland 3-1 with Germany, Mesut Ozil has issued a warning to Scotland in their next match on Monday. The playmaker was on top...

Video: Özil's brilliant passing against Poland

Mesut Özil started in Frankfurt as German won their European Championship qualifying game against Poland on Friday night. The Arsenal playmaker shook off a knee...

Özil's dreams dashed by Germany boss

World Cup winner Mesut Özil tasted international success during last summer's tournament in Brazil, and now he wants more. The German playmaker is targeting another...

Arsenal playmaker Ozil targets victory against Bayern Munich

Mesut Ozil believes winning against Bayern Munich in the Champions League will be a huge indicator of how far we've come as a team...

Ozil victorious with Germany against Poland

Mesut Ozil's Germany beat Poland 3-1 on Friday, putting them top of their table in the Euro qualification rounds. After the match, the playmaker tweeted...

Arsenal playmaker dribbles better than Chelsea star

According to the new FIFA ratings, Mesut Ozil is better at dribbling than Cesc Fabregas. Although both midfielders share the same score of 87, the...

Ozil tells injured Arsenal teammate to 'stay strong'

Mesut Ozil tweeted on Thursday showing his support for the injured Danny Welbeck. Welbeck recently underwent knee surgery and it looks as if he's going...

Photos: Ozil trains with Germany, manager confirms he will play

Mesut Ozil has recovered from the knee injury that kept him out of action for Arsenal at Newcastle and will play for Germany in...

Liverpool man wants to learn from Ozil

Liverpool's Emre Can has been called up to the German national side ahead of the next round of international fixtures and is hoping to...

Wenger says Manchester United deal proves him right

Arsenal were inactive as the transfer window close and, despite rumours all summer, didn't end up signing a senior outfield player. Petr Čech joined from...

Özil fancies chances of picking up silverware

Much has been said of Arsenal's failure to score but, with the transfer window shut with no forwards brought in, Mesut Özil accepts he...

Özil desire to play at Euro 2016 and Olympics will worry...

A huge sporting summer awaits. The summer of 2015 has barely ended but, with Euro 2016 qualifiers taking place over the course of the next...

Germany to risk Özil despite knee injury

Arsène Wenger won't be best pleased. Star midfielder Mesut Özil missed Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Newcastle United last Saturday with a knee injury but has...

Ozil named one of the richest players in Premier League

Ozil reportedly earns a lot of money - shocking.

Ozil congratulates teammates after tough win

Mesut Ozil sat out Arsenal's game against Newcastle as he recovers from a knee injury. A surprise omission, the German allegedly has a minor knee problem,...

Injury update: Mesut Ozil return date given

Mesut Ozil will miss Arsenal's game against Newcastle United with what is reportedly a 'minor' knee injury. Speaking to BTSport before kick-off the Arsenal manager...

Arsenal maestro picks Manchester City man in Ultimate XI

Santi Cazorla has named his best XI made up of players he has played alongside, with four Arsenal players making the grade. As well as...

Wenger and Arsenal should have overpaid to improve this summer

'Value!' 'Availability!' 'NET SPEND!!!!!' With only days to go before the transfer window closes, the above phrases are filling our lives with increasing regularity, as Arsenal fans...

Özil says Manchester United star needs time

Mesut Özil knows what it's like to have huge and unfair scrutiny from the British press. As a result, the German has reached out to...

Özil admits he has his flaws

Arsenal's Mesut Özil has scored just 12 goals in 74 Arsenal appearances since his 2013 move from Real Madrid. Goals have always been missing from...

Özil slammed as "weak link" but made more tackles than...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Özil is, thanks to his languid style, an easy target. The German has been attacked once more following Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Liverpool, with Sky...

Pace vs control: The Arsenal conundrum

Ahead of Monday night's annual visit from the scousers, Arsene Wenger said that Arsenal must 'play with good pace' to get a result. Much to...

Tweets: Arsenal stars look forward to Liverpool clash

Both Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez scored in Arsenal's 4-1 defeat of Liverpool the last time the two sides met, and are excited to...

Ozil: We know how to beat Liverpool

Ozil looks back on the last goal he scored against Liverpool.

Wenger insists cohesion is more important than signings

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has insisted that the club can strengthen further without signing new players. So far this summer Arsenal have signed goalkeeper Petr...

Wenger: Özil committed and Alexis nearly 100% for Liverpool

In Arsenal's last match Mesut Özil stole the show, running the game from start to finish. The German worked tirelessly, created a number of openings,...

Former Arsenal number 10 hails Özil as 'best player' at Arsenal

Paul Merson wore the number 10 for Arsenal for much of his 11 seasons at the club, eventually relinquishing it for Dennis Bergkamp. The former...

Europa League club claim talks with Özil's agent are taking place

Not only is Mesut Özil one of Arsenal's very best players, but he also gave one of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt last...

Arsenal fans agree Wenger is right man for job

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Arsenal fans: cheer up, it's not that bad.

Ozil on his ‘cult’ following at Arsenal

Ozil reveals his love for the city of London.

Özil: Wallpaper and Covers

A new exclusive wallpaper of Mesut Ozil after a superb performance against Crystal Palace.

Five Arsenal players star in London-based TOTW

Arsenal players dominated the London Evening Standard Team of the Week, and after underwhelming performances by all of their London rivals it's not hard to...

The five questions Arsenal still have to answer after Crystal Palace...

On Sunday, Selhurst Park once again proved a happy hunting ground for Arsenal as a well balanced Crystal Palace side were defeated, but didn't...

Why Ozil will always be underrated

I don’t often agree with Jose Mourinho. I doubt I’m alone in that, and to be honest it’s something of a standard that I apply...

Ozil: Arsenal's job is done

Ozil pleased with hard-fought victory against Crystal Palace.

Watch: Ozil’s nearly perfect performance against Crystal Palace

Ozil puts in nearly perfect performance against Crystal Palace.

Wenger in awe of ‘magnificent’ Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil shone in Arsenal's win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, assisting the opening goal and providing moments of brilliance throughout as the Gunners went...

Player focus: Mesut Özil pulls strings in Arsenal win

What a difference a week makes. After a disappointing result against West Ham, Mesut Özil truly took the game by the scruff of the neck...

Player ratings: Ozil runs rings around Crystal Palace

Ozil unreal against Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace fans applaud Ozil

Crystal Palace fans applaud Ozil's back-heel.

How to solve Wenger's selection issues

"And here comes Alexis," my father bellowed as we observed Arsenal's acrimonious defeat at home to West Ham with equal parts dread and hangover. The...

Crazy Mesut Ozil stat

Every since Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal two seasons ago, it has been illegal to mention his name without prefixing it with his pricetag (we're...

Petr Čech performs rap for Arsenal initiation

It is a thing within the Arsenal squad that new players have to stand on a chair in front of the rest of the...

Wenger must play key midfielder centrally

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It is said that a week is a long time in politics. The same also applies to football. A week ago, I was sitting here...

Arsenal star insists team be open with each other

Ozil talks about how easily he slotted into life at Arsenal.

Player ratings: West Ham United nail over-confident Arsenal

West Ham took advantage of an overly confidence Arsenal in the opening game of our season. As much as this was a bit of a...

Mertesacker hails 'key player' Özil

In both Germany and England Mesut Özil has received plenty of criticism since his move to Arsenal. You know the kind of thing I mean. 'He's...

Özil admires experienced German defender

It is obvious that the Germans at Arsenal share a special bond. It's also really no surprise, Mesut Özil and Per Mertesacker first played together...

Player Ratings: Arsenal boy runs Chelsea ragged

The Ox took the game by the horns and came away with Man of the Match.

Ozil proud of another trophy win with Arsenal

Ozil tweets about Arsenal winning the Community Shield for the second year in a row.

Wenger believes Premier League shocked Ozil

Arsene Wenger believes Ozil's confidence has grown and that he's happy in London.

Ozil admits Sanchez is more of a team player than Ronaldo

by Nia Griffiths At a recent question and answer session, Mesut Ozil was asked who he preferred playing with on the pitch between Cristiano Ronaldo...

Arsenal forward: This is my home

by Nia Griffiths After both Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla signed new contracts with us on Friday, the players have tweeted about their delight at...

Mesut Özil: The gift that keeps on giving

by Mosope Ominiyi Despite the criticism that continues to surround Mesut Ozil, you'd be lying if you said he isn't consistently getting better as a...

Özil feels trusted and backs Arsenal to do even better

by Lewis Ambrose Twelve months ago Mesut Özil was a world champion, but returned to Arsenal to start in season in disappointing fashion. The German has...

Arsenal man glad to be back on the pitch

by Nia Griffiths On Saturday, Arsenal beat Lyon by six goals to nil in the Emirates Cup and some of our players took to social...

Wenger: Özil has support

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal trounced Olympique Lyonnais 6-0 on Saturday in the Emirates Cup and Mesut Özil was the main man. At his very best Özil...

Agent adamant Arsenal move won't happen

by Lewis Ambrose You may have seen Karim Benzema score a wonderful goal against Manchester City on Friday. If you did you're probably thinking current club...

Özil wants to show his full potential

by Lewis Ambrose For some reason there are still people who don't think Mesut Özil's move to Arsenal has been a success. Arsenal hadn't won a...

How should Arsenal set up their midfield in 2015/16?

By Matthew Wade Arsenal's midfield has an embarrassment of riches: does more mean merrier? With Arsenal's improving squad strength, other challenges arise - how does the...

Arsenal superstar concerned with lack of rest

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil has enjoyed two successful years at Arsenal with us winning the FA Cup both seasons, and the German thinks we...

Arsenal after another big club 'reject'

by Lewis Ambrose Karim Benzema rumours will undoubtedly float around for the rest of the summer, but it has the feeling of a deal that could...

Agent slams Özil, rates Chelsea midfielder higher

by Lewis Ambrose Italian agent Venzo Clamassi has criticised at Mesut Özil and suggested that Juventus don't aim to replace Arturo Vidal with the German. Vidal...

Arsenal superstar: This is what pre-season is for

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil has spoken to Arsenal Player about the pre-season tour, which also happened to be his first time in Singapore. Despite the...

Arsenal stars delighted at first trophy win

by Nia Griffiths Arsenal's new signing and star players have tweeted about their first trophy win of the new season. We overpowered Everton in the Barclays...

Arsenal beat Everton to win trophy in style - match report

by Mosope Ominiyi Arsenal were up against fellow Premier League side Everton, with the Barclays Asia Trophy up for grabs - whoever prevailed today would...

Confident Arsenal comfortably win first trophy of the season

by Lewis Ambrose The second game of pre-season saw Arsenal comfortably defeat 3-1 Everton in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore. The Gunners...

Official: Čech makes Arsenal debut, full XI announced

by Lewis Ambrose Saturday afternoon sees Arsenal face Everton in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy. Arsène Wenger used 17 players in the 4-0 win...

Arsenal man believes Ozil must remain fit for success

by Nia Griffiths Per Mertesacker has revealed that his compatriot, Mesut Ozil, needs to remain injury-free throughout next season to really hit his stride and...

Ozil on what Arsenal need to topple Chelsea as league Champions

by Lee Hurley Mesut Ozil knows what Arsenal have to do to win the Premier League – keep their players fit. The German playmaker was speaking...

Özil transfer suggests Arsène Wenger has an ace up his sleeve

by Lewis Ambrose As things stand Karim Benzema is Real Madrid's number one striker, and he doesn't know any different. Everything indicates that the French international...

Wenger says Arsenal playmaker has improved defensively

by Nia Griffiths Arsene Wenger has been speaking about Mesut Ozil's improvement in his defensive work since coming to Arsenal, as well as the chances...

Ozil well-rested ahead of Arsenal Asia tour

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil has tweeted ahead of our pre-season tour in Singapore, saying it was good back in London and now he's looking...

Could Arsenal's star playmaker be leaving for Fenerbahce next season?

by Nia Griffiths At first this seems like a ridiculous question: could Ozil be leaving next season? However, recent quotes emerging from the Turkish press regarding...

Italian giants Juventus think they can capture Arsenal star

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal star Mesut Özil is on the front page of Italian newspaper Tuttosport amid claims that he is wanted by Juventus. Last season Juventus...

Arsenal boss likes the look of Manchester United winger

by Nia Griffiths According to the Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger 'likes the look of' Manchester United's winger, Angel Di Maria, while he makes plans to...

Arsenal playmaker picks two teammates for ultimate XI

by Nia Griffiths It's Mesut Ozil's turn to pick his ultimate starting 11 and one of the players he chose may surprise you... The playmaker picked...

Arsenal legend slams midfield maestro for being mediocre

by Nia Griffiths Jens Lehmann has been chatting to the Sun and had some choice words for fellow German Mesut Ozil. The former goalkeeper believes Ozil...

Arsenal playermaker reveals new football boot

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil has released a new football boot with Adidas. The Ace15 boot is targeted at footballers who want control when holding onto...

Is Mesut Özil Arsenal’s most undervalued player?

by Helen Trantum Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So goes the proverb, and never was it more true in football – as Google...

Video: Monreal selects 4 teammates in his ultimate XI

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal had a superb season, making the left-back spot his own. The Spanish international played 36 times for the Gunners,...

Mesut Özil's career changed a year ago today

by Lewis Ambrose Mesut Özil reminded me of something with a post on Instagram earlier. The German star wasn't really considered as such at last season's...

Ozil welcomes former Blue to the Reds

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil was one of many Arsenal players who took to social media on Monday to welcome our new signing, goalkeeper Petr Cech. Like...

Arsenal stars show support for Women’s World Cup

by Nia Griffiths Germany went through to the semi-finals of the World Cup and our Arsenal players were quick to show their support. In what turned...

Ozil teams up with Manchester United man

by Lee Hurley Mesut Ozil teamed up with Manchester United's Ander Herrera to take on the SkillTwins in a game of freestyle football. Performing in front...

Former Gunner Paul Merson defends "different class" midfielder

by Lewis Ambrose Former Arsenal player Paul Merson is fairly outspoken, and has taken to defending Mesut Özil in an interview with The Sport Review. Possibly because...

Pre-assist stats show Alexis was undeniable star of the season

by Lewis Ambrose Assists are important, obviously, but pre-assists deserve some love too and InTheMiddleGiroud has revealed just who contributed the most last season. A pre-assists is the...

Arsenal legend praises playmakers' control of the game

by Nia Griffiths Thierry Henry has been singing Mesut Ozil's praises recently - and why wouldn't he? Speaking to Arsenal Player, the retired forward said, "Mesut is...

Watch: Arsenal's midfield force in full flow

by Nia Griffiths One area where we haven't needed to strengthen this season is our midfield. Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and, in...

Santi Cazorla disagrees with Wenger's choice

by Lewis Ambrose After a long season which saw most Arsenal players struggle for form and fitness at various stages manager Arsène Wenger tipped Santi...

Arsenal genius Mesut Özil explains how he became so talented

by Lewis Ambrose Backing into space that nobody else even sees, dropping a shoulder, playing a pass that didn't even appear to be a possibility:...

Why transfer windows will always be captivating and infuriating for Arsenal

by Stephen Bradley Silly season. Woot. Every time I see a report in the news or on social media, concerning who Arsenal may or may not...

Ozil: From La Liga to the Premier League

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil joined Real Madrid in 2010 and went on to assist 81 goals in 159 appearances and score 27. When the German...

Ozil: What I did to get fit

by Lee Hurley When Mesut Ozil returned to the squad after a three month lay-off with a knee injury, he was a man transformed. Enduring a...

Santi Cazorla excited by big arrivals at Arsenal

by Lewis Ambrose The financial shackles are off and Arsenal have responded with a world class signing in each summer so far with the arrivals...

Video: Arsenal players give unlikely pair 'best bromance' award

by Lewis Ambrose We're all used to seeing votes for awards like goal of the season, player of the season and surprise of the season...

Ozil explains his unique on-pitch vision

by Lee Hurley You've all seen the meme – what 'normal' people see and what Mesut Ozil sees, they are two very different things. Speaking to...

Arsenal superstar reveals Premier League is the best

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil has hailed the Premier League as the best league in the world and admitted he would recommend it to any...