COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 15: Mesut Oezil #10 of Arsenal jokes with teammates while warming up against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 15, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Why some love and others hate mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil divides opinion amongst fans and pundits alike, but why?
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver / POOL / AFP)

Willian Arsenal stats do not tell a good story

Willian's Arsenal stats do not make pretty reading, so let's take a closer look at how he's done since he arrived in the summer.
Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish (C) runs with the ball as Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) chases him during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Only 1 Arsenal player rated higher than Willian vs Aston Villa

Willian was widely castigated on social media so it was something of a surprise to see him rated as one of the best players in the Arsenal side.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Arteta inspires Iniesta in an Elneny suit against Manchester United

Mohamed Elneny starred as Arsenal beat Man United at Old Trafford in the league for the first time in 14 years, so let's have a look at the Egyptian Ray Parlour's stats
Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Thomas Partey bosses it against Manchester United

Thomas Partey announced himself as an Arsenal player to the wider footballing world as he bossed the Manchester United midfield
Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel (CR) jokes with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CL) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

5 out of 5: Gabriel Magalhaes shuts out Manchester United

Gabriel was one of Arsenal's stand out performers at Old Trafford so let's take a closer look at the defender's match stats.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game with Calum Chambers, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Nottingham Forrest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s MotM against Nottingham Forest was undeniable

Gabriel Martinelli pushed him close when he found the top corner from range against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night but for Arsenal fans there was only one possible Man of the Match - Calum Chambers.
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Arsenal’s Man of the Match Nicolas Pepe ends Virgil van Dyke record

Nicolas Pepe successfully dribbled past Virgil van Dijk on Saturday as Arsenal lost to Liverpool, the first player to do that in 50 matches.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures to Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 12, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Mesut Ozil stats show marked improvement in miles, sprints, recoveries, passes & more

Mesut Ozil's stats from his last four games are showing a marked improvement when compared to his stats from earlier in the season.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil hailed in the media after Burnley showing

Mesut Ozil was roundly hailed after Arsenal's win over Burnley as the German returned to the side for the Premier League.

Lucas Torreira gets Arsenal chant as he shines against Fulham

Lucas Torreira was greeted by the dulcet tones of the Arsenal away fans as he strutted his stuff around the pitch at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Amazing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang skills and goals 18/19

If you were to ask most Arsenal fans they'd probably tell you that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn't really got going this season.

This Arsenal player is Arsenal's best-performing star so far

Alexandre Lacazette seems to be Unai Emery's main man when it comes to Arsenal strikers, so let's have a look at how the Frenchman's second season at the club is going.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Aubameyang’s former coaches lift lid on what controversial striker is really like

An eye-opening piece from Sam Wallace for the Daily Telegraph has lifted the lid on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, his career before he became one of the best strikers in Europe, and following in his father's footsteps.

Player focus: Have Arsenal broken Mkhitaryan already?

Despite Henrikh Mkhitaryan having only made two starts for Arsenal since his move from Manchester United in January, fans are already starting to worry about that Arsene Wenger has broken the 29-year-old.

Agile for his size and a goalscorer: Meet Arsenal’s new defender

Arsenal made Konstantinos Mavropanos their first signing of the January transfer window on Wednesday. Let's take look at who he is, where he's come from and what he can do.

More than anyone else this Arsenal star really did turn up at Palace

Alexis Sanchez had his best game in weeks against Crystal Palace.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Jeff Reine-Adelaide of Arsenal in action during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on September 20, 2016, in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Injuries destroy superb Arsenal youngster's season so what happens next?

Jeff Reine-Adelaide is a player many fans are excitedly waiting on to make a breakthrough in the senior team, but that seems to be taking longer and longer to happen, so what's going on with the 19-year-old, and will he ever get the chance he needs for Arsenal?

Statistics show Arsenal have one of the best defenders in the Premier League

Nacho Monreal isn't a natural centre-back, but the statistics show why he's doing such a good job at the back for Arsenal in the last 18 months.

Alexis stinks but still grabs Gunner glory against Burnley: Player focus

Alexis Sanchez put in a less-than-impressive performance against Burnley on Sunday, but he still managed to step up at the crucial moment to grab all the Gunners' glory.

Mesut Ozil silences his critics with stunning display v Tottenham

There should be no doubt about Mesut Ozil's work rate after his performance against Tottenham. 

Best performance in an Arsenal shirt: Shkodran Mustafi blows fans away against Tottenham

Shkodran Mustafi blew Gooners away with his superb performance against Spurs on Saturday.

Alexis Sanchez puts in peak performance during North London derby

They've been in short supply, but this was a vintage Alexis Sanchez performance.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal gestures to his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka: Bad player or just a bad spell?

In just over a year at Arsenal, Xhaka has shown signs of being a quality midfielder, yet further improvement is needed.
(L) of Muenchen and of Arsenal battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Why Mesut Ozil is the perfect poster child for Arsenal

If we, as a fanbase, don’t know what we want for our club then surely Mesut Ozil is the perfect poster child.

Arsenal player focus: Alexis Sanchez pulls an 'Oxlade-Chamberlain' against Manchester City

When Arsenal travelled to Manchester City to face his future employers, Alexis Sanchez put in a performance as bad as Oxlade-Chamberlain's against Liverpool.

This is how Mathieu Debuchy's return went after 11 months in the cold

On Thursday evening, Mathieu Debuchy played his first 90 minutes of senior football since that Bournemouth game in November 2016 and... he wasn't actually too bad.

This Arsenal teenager could be the solution to Arsene Wenger's midfield woes

Joe Willock put in another mature display against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night leading some to question whether he's the midfielder Arsenal have needed.

Player focus: Jack Wilshere adds finesse to Arsenal’s attack v Red Star Belgrade

Jack Wilshere made his fourth appearance of the season for Arsenal against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening.

8 shots, 6 key passes, 3 dribbles + 1 assist: Arsenal star arrives for...

Alexis Sanchez came to life in the second half against Brighton.

Alex Iwobi gives Arsene Wenger what he asks for

Alex Iwobi bagged his first goal of the season in a decent performance against Brighton.

Arsenal player focus: Olivier Giroud has 5 shots and nets 100th against BATE Borisov

Olivier Giroud has finally scored his 100th Arsenal goal.

Arsenal player focus: Jack Wilshere proves he's still got it yet again v BATE...

Jack Wilshere played another 90 minutes for Arsenal against BATE Borisov on Thursday and proved once again that he's still got it.

Player focus: Arsenal defender outstanding on Monday evening

Nacho Monreal put in a man-of-the-match performance in Arsenal's 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening.

Player focus: Arsenal forward shines against West Bromwich Albion

Alexandre Lacazette was one of the stars of Arsenal's 2-0 win against West Bromwich Albion on Monday, continuing his strong form at the Emirates with two goals.

He's been missing too long: Arsenal midfielder earns plaudits after stellar display v Chelsea

Aaron Ramsey put in a man of the match display in the 0-0 draw with Chelsea.

Arsenal youngster impresses as Mesut Ozil stand-in v Chelsea

Alex Iwobi received a surprise start against Chelsea and put in an industrious performance.

Mesut Ozil makes pundits look stupid against Bournemouth

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

Arsenal player focus: Welbeck bounces back with brace against Bournemouth

Arsenal bounced back from their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool with a comfortable win over Bournemouth and two of their goals came from an unlikely hero.

What went so wrong for Arsenal against Liverpool and how do they fix it?

Arsenal's defence was a mess against Liverpool.