Mesut Ozil

  • Germany ride on Mario Goetze goal to beat Argentina, win FIFA World Cup July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to one piece of...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany here to win World Cup, says Ozil June 27, 2014

    Recife: Mesut Ozil expressed satisfaction with Germany's 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday, a result that earned both teams a place in the World Cup round of 16 from Group G. The 25-year-old midfielder said the team had only one aim after topping Group G -- to win the...
  • EPL: Arsenal beat Newcastle United 3-0 to tighten grip on fourth place April 29, 2014

    Arsenal took a big step to securing their place in the Champions League for a 17th consecutive season after a comfortable 3-0 home win against an increasingly woeful Newcastle United on Monday. With two Premier League games remaining, Arsenal have 73 points, four clear of fifth-placed Everton who lost 2-0 at...
  • Arsenal's Mesut Ozil out for four weeks March 14, 2014

    London: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will be forced out of competition for at least four weeks due to a hamstring strain, the club said. The Germany international sustained the injury in the second minute of Tuesday's Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich but played on until half-time, the club said Thursday,...
  • EPL: No margin for error for Spurs, Arsenal, United and Liverpool March 15, 2014

    London: Two fiercely intense, always passionate, local rivalries with even more spice than usual take centre stage in the Premier League this weekend when Manchester United face Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur play Arsenal. The teams occupy four of the top six positions in the table and none can afford to lose...
  • Ozil's vanishing act a real worry for Arsenal March 13, 2014

    When Arsenal paid a club record 42 million pounds for Mesut Ozil last August it was with nights like Tuesday in Munich in mind. Trailing 2-0 from the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie against holders Bayern, it was the perfect stage for Germany playmaker Ozil to deliver...
  • Arsenal's Ozil out for few weeks due to injury: Wenger March 12, 2014

    London: Mesut Ozil's unhappy spell continued on Tuesday when the Arsenal and Germany midfielder suffered an injury against Bayern Munich that manager Arsene Wenger said is likely to keep him out for several weeks. Ozil, the club's record signing, was substituted at halftime during the 1-1 draw in the last 16...
  • Mesut Ozil is ready to hurt Bayern Munich: Wenger March 10, 2014

    London: Record signing Mesut Ozil is now over his key penalty miss against Bayern Munich having ended a three month goal drought with a dynamic display in the FA Cup win over Everton, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. The German had looked jaded in recent weeks as Arsenal slipped from the...
  • Ozil still affected by penalty miss, says Wenger February 21, 2014

    London: Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil has not got over his penalty miss in the Champions League loss to Bayern Munich, manager Arsene Wenger said before backing his side to bounce back strongly against Sunderland on Saturday. The 42 million-pound signing from Real Madrid had the opportunity to give his side...
  • Arsenal held to a goalless draw at home by Manchester United February 13, 2014

    London: Arsene Wenger acknowledged the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool at the weekend forced his Arsenal side to retreat into their shells to avoid defeat at all cost against Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday. The Londoners would have gone top with a win against the champions but few...
  • Ozil, Ramsey, Giroud and Gibbs out for Arsenal against Cardiff December 31, 2013

    London: Premier League leaders Arsenal will be without midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, defender Kieran Gibbs and striker Olivier Giroud for the home game with Cardiff City on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal go into the match with a one-point lead over Manchester City and Wenger said he was...
  • Mesut Ozil out for up to three games with shoulder injury: Wenger December 29, 2013

    London: Arsenal's Germany international Mesut Ozil will be out for up to three matches with a shoulder injury, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday. Ozil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for a club-record fee on the final day of the close-season transfer window, suffered the injury in their 3-1 win...
  • Yearender: Top football transfers in 2013 December 20, 2013

    The transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur grabbed the most prime-time space around the world, but there were big names like Mesut Ozil, Gonzalo Higuain, Neymar and Falcao that were the highlights of 2013 as well. Here are few names that grabbed the most headlines in 2013: Gareth Bale, 85...
  • Everton hold Arsenal to 1-1 draw in Premier League December 9, 2013

    London: Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu scored six minutes from time to salvage a deserved 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Sunday as the Gunners missed the chance to open a gap at the top of the Premier League standings. Deulofeu scored from a tight angle with a shot past Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech...
  • EPL leaders Arsenal beat Hull City 2-0 December 5, 2013

    London: Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in almost three years as the Gunners defeated Hull 2-0 on Wednesday to retain a four-point lead atop the standings. After being handed a rare start by manager Arsene Wenger, Bendtner headed in Arsenal's first goal after less...
  • Arsenal showing some ambition at last, says Usmanov November 30, 2013

    Arsenal's decision to purchase Mesut Ozil and the form that has propelled them to the top of the English Premier League is proof the club is showing ambition and could be the catalyst for more trophies, part-owner Alisher Usmanov has said. Russian Usmanov, who owns just under 30 per cent of...
  • Could this be Arsenal's season? October 21, 2013

    "Mesut Ozil is an Arsene Wenger player. He wants smooth players, good technicians, fast & Özil is both. He's perfect" - Jürgen Klopp, Manager, Borussia Dortmund. Eight points clear of Manchester United, the Gunners sit pretty on the top of the premier league table, and are certainly the team to beat...
  • Euphoric Arsenal wary of Dortmund reality check October 21, 2013

    London: Arsenal are turning the toughest looking Champions League group into a walk in the park so far and they would take a huge stride towards their customary place in the last 16 with victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. A dazzling 4-1 victory over Norwich City at the weekend, in...
  • Ozil scores twice as Arsenal beat Norwich 4-1 October 19, 2013

    London: Mesut Ozil scored twice as Arsenal showed their great offensive power and extended its lead in the English Premier League to two points with a 4-1 win over Norwich on Saturday. Now unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions, Arsene Wenger's team dominated and was rewarded with a beautiful goal...
  • Ozil fit for table-topping Arsenal against Norwich October 18, 2013

    London: Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil should be fit to face Norwich City when Arsene Wenger's table-topping team returns to Premier League action on Saturday following the international break. The German international midfielder, who joined Arsenal for 42.5 million pounds at the end of the transfer window, took a knock to...
  • Wenger praises Ozil's amazing first half performance October 2, 2013

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described Mesut Ozil's first-half performance as "absolutely amazing" after the German scored his first goal for the club and inspired them to a commanding 2-0 victory over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ozil, who joined Arsenal for a club-record transfer fee of 42.5 million...
  • Ozil stars as Arsenal cruise past Napoli in Champions League October 2, 2013

    London: Mesut Ozil showed his playmaking pedigree to orchestrate Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Napoli while a late Cesc Fabregas header gave Barcelona a hard-fought 1-0 win at 10-man Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday. Both sides have six points from their opening two games, as do Atletico Madrid with their...
  • Arsenal move top of table with 2-1 win over Swansea September 29, 2013

    Wales: Arsenal took a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League after beating Swansea 2-1 on Saturday with goals from Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey. The 18-year-old Gnabry got his first league goal for the London club in the 58th and Ramsey doubled the lead four minutes later. Ben Davies...
  • Profitable Arsenal prepared to spend again September 24, 2013

    London: Premier League leaders Arsenal are prepared to spend more on their squad after the record signing of German playmaker Mesut Ozil, the club's chairman said on Monday. The arrival of Ozil for 42.5 million pounds at the start of the month has lifted the mood among supporters angry at the...
  • Much more to come from Ozil, says Wenger September 23, 2013

    London: Mesut Ozil's three assists in table-topping Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Stoke City were merely a sign of things to come, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday. Wenger has already compared the club's record 42 million pounds signing to former favourite Dennis Bergkamp in his ability to influence games. "I believe that...
  • Ozil inspires leader Arsenal to 3-1 win over Stoke September 22, 2013

    London: Arsenal record-signing Mesut Ozil made a potent impact in his home debut on Sunday, setting up all three goals in a 3-1 victory over Stoke to put his new team top of the Premier League. After just two games, the Germany playmaker has started to repay the $66 million Arsenal...
  • Ozil shines in Arsenal's 3-1 win at Sunderland September 14, 2013

    Manchester: Mesut Ozil made a slick start to life in English football by claiming a debut victory with Arsenal, while Manchester United and Tottenham also picked up routine wins as the Premier League swung back into action on Saturday after the international break. Arsenal reaped some early reward from its decision...
  • Stage set for Ozil, Fellaini, Willian to start new EPL jobs September 14, 2013

    London: Arsenal fans waited a long time for a big summer signing and when the club smashed its transfer record on Mesut Ozil on deadline day the international break meant another delay before they could feast their eyes on him in club colours. The Germany international, signed from Real Madrid for...
  • Arsenal take action against academy coach over betting breach September 6, 2013

    London: Arsenal have taken action against academy coach Mark Arber after he apparently placed a bet on the club signing Mesut Ozil. Arber posted a tweet suggesting he had bet on the arrival of the 24-year-old Ozil, who subsequently completed a club-record transfer to Arsenal from Real Madrid. Regulations state that bets...