Tag: Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil was one of Arsenal’s four captains. The German midfielder arrived at Arsenal in 2013 from Real Madrid for £42.5m and earned around £350,000-per-week or £18,200,000-per-year. Özil wore the number 10 shirt for Arsenal. The World Cup winner was born on October 15, 1988. He is married to Amine Gülşe.

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 18: Bukayo Saka (c) alongside Raheem Stirling (l) and Marcus Rashford (r) during the England Training Session at Al Wakrah Stadium on November 18, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka funds successful ‘life-changing’ surgeries for 120 children

Bukayo Saka has funded 120 operations described as 'life-changing' for children in Nigeria after he partnered up with the Charity BigShoe.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Chelsea FC and AC Milan at Stamford Bridge on October 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mesut Özil’s agent fires shot at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Mesut Özil's agent has fired a shot at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, suggesting his client could never join another English club as the Chelsea striker has.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Fenerbahce celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group D match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fenerbahce at Deutsche Bank Park on September 16, 2021 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Özil to terminate Fenerbahce contract and sign for rival

Mesut Özil is set to swap Fenerbahce for Super Lig rivals Istanbul Basaksehir FK, with an official announcement already imminent.
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil’s contract cancelled 2 years early by Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil's contract has been terminated by Fenerbahce with the 33-year-old now being linked with their rivals, Basaksehir.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Fenerbahce celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group D match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fenerbahce at Deutsche Bank Park on September 16, 2021 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Mesut Özil speaks out over his 2-month Fenerbahce absence

Mesut Özil has spoken out to insist he's not going to leave Fenerbahce until he retires, despite being suspended for two months.
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal problems repeat at Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce have reportedly 'started the process' of terminating Mesut Ozil's contract with Inter Miami interested in signing the former Arsenal man.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Supermen: What makes an Arsenal hero?

Thursday, 31 March saw the 21st anniversary of the passing of one the Arsenal's favourite sons, David Rocastle. It seems incomprehensible to me now...
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (R) celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. - - (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal loving Lacazette but looking for new options up front

On this week's podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul, Anita and Lyon-loving Lana to look back at beating Aston Villa, talk Mesut Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette while looking forward to future forwards (and wondering who they might be).

Monreal says things ended badly between Özil & Wenger

Nacho Monreal claims things ended badly between Mesut Özil and Arsene Wenger, and that the former Arsenal midfielder had problems with everyone.
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - NOVEMBER 29: Ralph Rangnick, head coach of Leipzig reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig at on November 29, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Why Ralf Rangnick links to Arsenal don’t make sense

Ralf Rangnick was reportedly in the frame to take over at Arsenal in 2018, but the details of the story don't seem to add up.
Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring

Mesut Ozil scores superb goal after 30-yard sprint

Mesut Ozil scored a brilliant solo goal for Fenerbahce on Sunday to draw his side level as they came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1.
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends the signing cerenomy of his new contract with the Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk Ilgaz facilities on January 27, 2021 in Istanbul. - Ozil joins Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half year deal after last playing for the Gunners in March, both clubs announced on January 24. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil’s agent’s comments ignored as press claim he’s unhappy again

Some parts of the media seem to be gearing up to unsettle Mesut Ozil once again despite his agent saying the complete opposite of what they claim.
kroenke out sack the board

Arsenal’s squad value plummets below Tottenham’s and beneath Leicester

The value of Arsenal's squad has plummeted, dropping them below Leicester and some £200m away from Spurs in what is a damming indictment of how the club has been run.
Mesut Ozil scores first goal for Fenerbahce (via Mesut Ozil on instagram)

Mesut Ozil finally scores a goal

Mesut Ozil finally scored a goal for Fenerbahce, registering for the first time since he found the back of the net for Arsenal at the start of 2020.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal speaks to Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce want 2 Arsenal players they can’t afford

Fenerbahce reportedly want to sign Cedric Soares and Sead Kolasinac this summer, with Mesut Ozil apparently playing a role.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal comes on for Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Emile Smith Rowe likely to get new shirt number

Emile Smith Rowe's shirt number looks set to change to the vacant number 10 shirt for the start of the new season.
Mesut Ozil (L) and Enner Valencia of Fenerbahce during the Turkish Super league football match between Fenerbahce and BB Erzurumspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on May 03 , 2021

Mesut Ozil gets first assist in 321 days and it’s delightful

Mesut Ozil's life in Turkey did not get off to the best start but with the season coming to a close, he has finally grabbed his first assist since his last game in an Arsenal shirt.
Mesut Ozil of Fenerbahce and Fedor Kudryashov of Antalyaspor during the Turkish Super League football match between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul , Turkey on March 04 , 2021.

Mesut Ozil returns to play

Mesut Ozil returned to playing with Fenerbahce after rupturing his ankle ligaments at the start of March.
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends a signing cerenomy of his new contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal continue to cover vast majority of Mesut Özil wages

Arsenal will continue to cover more than 90% of Mesut Özil's wages until this summer, even after his transfer to Fenerbahce.
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends a signing cerenomy of his new contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

How is Mesut Ozil doing at Fenerbahce?

Mesut Ozil finally brought the curtain down on his Arsenal career when he sealed a 'dream move' to Fenerbahce but it's been a bit of a nightmare since he signed.
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil invests in football club with Eva Longoria and Kate Upton

Mesut Ozil is apparently set to invest in the Mexican football club, Necaxa, along with Eva Longoria and Kate Upton.
Turkish Super League football match between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on March 04 , 2021. Pictured: Mesut Ozil has been injured and carried by a stretcher. (Photo via Imago)

Mesut Ozil on crutches

Mesut Ozil has been spotted on crutches with it is safe to say that his life in Turkey has not got off to the best start.
Daily Mail 9 March 2021

Arsenal responsible for nearly 50% of Premier League meals for vulnerable people

During the pandemic, Premier League clubs stepped up in various ways with Arsenal providing nearly half of all meals supplied for vulnerable people.
Turkish Super League football match between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on March 04 , 2021. Pictured: Mesut Ozil injured. (Photo via Imago)

Former Gunner suffers ligament tear just months after leaving

Mesut Özil picked up an injury in his most recent appearance for Fenerbahce after going over on his ankle late in the game.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Stan Kroenke’s wealth drops $1.4bn as Arsenal chase a Woodman

Let's take a look at the Arsenal news and gossip from around the internet that didn't really seem to warrant articles all of their own.
Arsenal transfer team: Mikel Arteta-Vinai-Edu People responsible for Arsenal's transfer window

6.5/10: Was Arsenal’s transfer window really that good?

With the 2020-21 winter transfer window coming to an end, let's see how well Arsenal have managed to go about their business over the past month, and whether they can be happy with their work as a whole.
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil: I will never play for Germany again

Mesut Ozil has said he will never play for Germany again as he looks forward to his new life in Turkey.
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JULY 02: Martin Odegaard of Real Sociedad looks on during the Liga match between Real Sociedad and RCD Espanyol at Reale Arena on July 02, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

What Arsenal fans can expect from Martin Odegaard

What can Arsenal expect from the Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard and why did he choose the Gunners over Real Sociedad or Ajax?

Mesut Özil to Fenerbahce was a transfer – not a free agent move

Mesut Özil reportedly technically joined Fenerbahce on a permanent transfer, not as a free agent after a contract termination.
Mesut Ozil medical via Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil medical and 1st training session photos

Mesut Ozil has already begun training with his new teammates as he gets ready for life in Turkey
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?
Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

13 Arsene Wenger-era players remain at Arsenal

It has been quite the clearout and with Arsenal set to let Mesut Ozil leave for nothing, just who is left from Arsene Wenger's time at the club?
Ozil with Fenerbahce scarf via Msut Ozil Twitter

Why Meust Ozil will wear no. 67 at Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil completed his move to Fenerbahce and will take the number 67 shirt and, if you're anything like me, you're probably going 'huh'?
Ozil with Fenerbahce scarf via Msut Ozil Twitter

Mesut Ozil will take 80% paycut

Mesut Ozil will reportedly take an 80% paycut when he signs for Fenerbahce according to reports.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) and Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (R) reacts as they wait to restart after Leicester City score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

What Arsene Wenger really thought about Mesut Ozil’s wages

Mesut Ozil is almost out Arsenal’s door and yet he’s still being blamed for what’s gone wrong at the club but there are many falsehoods doing the rounds.
DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth looks on during the warm up prior to during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and AFC Bournemouth at Pride Park Stadium on January 19, 2021 in Derby, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere on Mesut Ozil: It’s not nice

Jack Wilshere has expressed sympathy for the situation Mesut Ozil found himself in at Arsenal, comparing the German's plight to his own at West Ham.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (R) celebrates with teammates (L-R) Kieran Tierney, Alexandre Lacazette, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Goodbye Mesut, Hello Emile!

A full house as Matthew, Anita, Stephen and special guest, Lana, bask in the warm glow of the second half performance against Newcastle.
Ozil with Fenerbahce scarf via Msut Ozil Twitter

Mikel Arteta admits what he thinks of Mesut Özil

Mikel Arteta has praised Mesut Özil's quality and 'big history' with Arsenal, as the 32-year-old prepares to leave for Fenerbahce.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette after scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 22, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Alexandre Lacazette makes Mesut Ozil shirt joke

Alexandre Lacazette has posted the infamous double Spiderman meme, joking that both he and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang want Mesut Ozil's number 10 shirt.
Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil’s exit signals end of era

Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal, heralding a new era, but has he turned out to be the last remnants of the old one?