Tag: Mesut Özil

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

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Freddie Ljungberg, Interim Manager of Arsenal and Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrate victory during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg Ozil comments set suspicious tongues wagging

Freddie Ljungberg believes there is still a place for Mesut Ozil in an Arsenal side under Mikel Arteta despite the German having been frozen out all season so are the club lying?
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Sokratis accepts offer to play for u23s but Özil doesn’t

After Friday's Arsenal u23 clash, it's clear one of the two squad outcasts has accepted the club's offer to play for the academy side.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Bernd Leno gives honest opinion about teammate while on international duty

Bernd Leno has become the latest Arsenal person to give his opinion on Mesut Ozil and his situation.
Mesut Ozil Mail on Sunday 2 August 2020

Where did it go wrong? Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal timeline

Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal in 2013 and after his latest statement, it's safe to say his time at the club has been anything but dull.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s treatment of Mesut Ozil starts to make sense

As the Mesut Özil saga rumbles on at Arsenal, further details about the financial implications of his current stay have emerged.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Mesut Ozil provides 1400 school meals per day in North London

Mesut Ozil has praised Marcus Rashford for his charitable efforts but why does Ozil not get the same sort of praise for his charity?
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)

Laurent Koscielny explains what Mesut Ozil is like in training

Mesut Ozil is reportedly not playing football for Arsenal because he's not showing enough in training but that's not what most people say about him.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) embraces Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Mesut Ozil’s agent challenges Mikel Arteta to tell the truth

Mesut Ozil's agent has thrown more fuel on his Arsenal fire as he publicly questions Mikel Arteta and the explanation the manager gave for the midfielder being frozen out at Arsenal.

Özil & Sokratis offered chance to play for Arsenal u23s

Mesut Özil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos will have the option to play for the Arsenal u23s over the coming months, after their senior squad exclusions.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arteta praises Özil backing the team on social media

After Mesut Özil took to Twitter to support Arsenal during their match against Rapid Vienna, Mikel Arteta praised the midfielder for giving his backing to the team.
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) and Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta after the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)

Episode 260: Ozil can’t fix things at Arsenal as Pep’s protégé pipped to the...

How can Arsenal start scoring goals again and why Mesut Ozil can't fix things, now matter how much we'd all love him to

Mertesacker admits he’s very sorry about Özil situation

Per Mertesacker admits he's 'very sorry' for the current situation with Mesut Özil, suggesting the player's focus may have changed.

Was missing Mesut Özil the problem against Manchester City?

Missing Mesut Özil against Manchester City wasn't the problem, much as people on social media might try and tell you differently.
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

What Arsenal players are out of contract next summer?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agreed a new deal but he wasn't the only player of contract next summer, so who else only has one year left?

Özil expected to miss out on Premier League squad as well

Reporters in the English media are expecting Arsenal to leave Mesut Özil out of the Premier League squad, just like they did with the Europa League.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) and Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil smile as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Wenger explains how Arteta can get the best from Ozil

Arsene Wenger has explained how you get the best out of Mesut Ozil, a player Arsenal are still trying to get out of the club.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal not in talks to terminate Özil contract early

Arsenal are not in talks to terminate the contract of Mesut Özil before it ends in the summer of 2021, according to reports.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil warms up for the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019.

Arsenal to leave Mesut Ozil and Sokratis out of Europa League squad

Arsenal will leave both Mesut Ozil and Sokratis out of their Europa League after failing to get both players out of the club this summer.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

DFB general secretary finally admits they made mistakes with Mesut Özil

DFB general secretary Friedrich Curtis admits the German football organisation made mistakes with the way they handled Mesut Özil in 2018.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta on why Mesut Ozil isn’t playing

Mikel Arteta says he isn't picking Mesut Ozil as he is opting for players who are in a 'better condition' than the German.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 04, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Is Mesut Ozil available for Liverpool vs Arsenal?

Mesut Özil says he doesn't want to leave Arsenal and he wants back into Mikel Arteta's team so let's play a game for 20/21...is Mesut Ozil available for selection?
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Martinez + 7 out: Who is fit to lineup for Arsenal vs Fulham?

Arsenal start their 20/21 Premier League campaign this weekend against newly-promoted Fulham, so who is fit and who is out ahead of the game?
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil laughs at Tottenham as he declares himself fit for Fulham

Mesut Ozil has declared himself fit and ready to play for Arsenal this weekend and after he did that he had a good laugh at Tottenham.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 04, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Özil hoping to make return to squad for Premier League opener vs Fulham

Mesut Özil is hoping to make the squad to face Fulham in the Premier League opener later this week, with no progress on a potential departure.
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)

5 years on: The Mesut Ozil Conundrum

Mesut Ozil divides opinion amongst fans and pundits alike, but why?
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal furious at Mesut Ozil for telling the truth

Arsenal are reportedly furious at Mesut Ozil for speaking out about his situation at the club, turning once again to their pals in the media to help them drive him from the Emirates.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal on the bench during 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 sends clear message to Arsenal fans

Mesut Ozil rarely speaks publicly so, when he does, his words tend to hit home that little bit harder and his latest interview, given to The Athletic, was no exception.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) embraces Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Mesut Ozil refusal costs him his Arsenal career

As more details emerge about the people being cut from Arsenal's wage bill, Mesut Ozil's pay cut stance, for which he was pilloried, seems like it was the right one and might even be the reason he isn't playing.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 22: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 22, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mesut Özil sends message to Arsenal after FA Cup win

Mesut Özil sent a message of congratulations to his Arsenal teammates after the FA Cup win on Saturday, with Mikel Arteta not ignoring the player's contributions.
FERRARA, ITALY - JULY 16: Alexis Sanchez of FC Internazionale shows his dejection during the Serie A match between SPAL and FC Internazionale at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 16, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

He’s been an absolute disaster: Manchester United still dealing with Alexis Sanchez

As Henrikh Mkhitaryan moves on with his life in Rome, Alexis Sanchez's future is still undecided but one thing is for sure - he has no home at Manchester United.
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)

Mesut Ozil wants Mikel Arteta to pick him again

Mesut Ozil is set to stay at Arsenal for the final year of his contract but rather than just waste that time by not playing, the midfielder wants to get back in the side.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is seen during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Surprise as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Chelsea story drops on FA Cup final day

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tried to force through a move to Chelsea in January according to an EXCLUSIVE in Saturday's Daily Mail which is nice to hear the same day the two sides are set to meet in the FA Cup final.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Mesut Ozil in Turkey, Matteo Guendouzi not training

Mesut Ozil has reportedly spent the last few days in Turkey and will not, you will all be shocked to hear, form part of Arsenal's FA Cup final squad for Saturday's game against Chelsea.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) shelters from the sunshine beneath an umbrella during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Matthews / POOL / AFP)

Mesut Ozil will not be forced out of Arsenal

Mesut Ozil's agent Dr. Erkut Sogut has reiterated that the German will not be leaving Arsenal this summer and will most likely see out his final year.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) and Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil smile as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS

Preparing for last minutes? Mesut Ozil trains with Arsenal squad ahead of Watford game

Mesut Ozil was pictured training with the Arsenal squad ahead of their last Premier League game of the season but there will be no goodbyes for the man who was supposed to herald a new era but turned out to be something else instead.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal trying to freeze 31-year-old out to secure summer transfer

Arsenal are trying to freeze Mesut Özil out before moving him on this summer, to try and avoid paying the final year of his deal, according to a report.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) embraces Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Mikel Arteta explains why Mesut Ozil isn’t playing

Mikel Arteta told ESPN on Friday the reasons Mesut Ozil hasn't been playing and it seems the Spanish coach is getting a little clearer in his message.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

3 injury boosts, 2 ineligible: Arsenal Team News ahead of Manchester City clash

Arsenal have positive injury news on three players ahead of the FA Cup semi-final, but two more are ineligible for the Manchester City clash.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mesut Özil claims he's ready after injury recovery ahead of Liverpool clash

Mesut Özil claimed he's 'ready' in a social media post on Tuesday, ahead of Arsenal's Premier League fixtures against champions Liverpool.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mesut Özil finally back in training after absent fortnight

Mesut Özil is back in training after his recent back problems, finally seeming to close in on a return after two weeks of vague updates.