MESUT OZIL

  • Wenger confirms Ozil out for at least six weeks 6 days ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil faces around six weeks out with a knee ligament injury, a problem that was only discovered when the midfielder joined up with the Germany squad for international duty last week. Ozil, 26, first felt pain in the knee during Arsenal's 2-0 Premier...
  • Euro 2016 Qualifying: No late call-ups for injury-hit Germany October 9, 2014

    Germany have enough strength in depth and coach Joachim Loew will not call up reinforcements for their Euro 2016 qualifier in Poland on Saturday despite a growing injury list, assistant coach Thomas Schneider said. Midfielder Mesut Ozil, ruled out on Wednesday for three months with a knee ligament tear, was the...
  • Mesut Ozil undergoes scan, doubtful for Euro 2016 qualifiers October 8, 2014

    Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil travelled to Munich on Wednesday to undergo a scan on his left knee, leaving his participation in their euro 2016 qualifier against Poland in Warsaw on Saturday in doubt. Ozil, who played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, could be the...
  • Ozil, Welbeck seal Arsenal's 30 win over Aston Villa September 20, 2014

    London: Arsenal scored three goals in a fourminute span to beat Aston Villa 30 on Saturday and halt the host's good start to the Premier League season. Mesut Ozil answered critics by scoring the first goal in the 32nd minute and then setting up Danny Welbeck two minutes later for the...
  • Arsenal enjoy revenue boost after ending trophyless run September 19, 2014

    London: Arsenal generated revenue of more than 300 million pounds ($489 million) in 201314 when the English Premier League club ended a nineyear run without a major trophy. Arsenal returned to winning ways when they lifted the FA Cup in May, gaining a reward after investing in players including German midfielder...
  • Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry September 16, 2014

    Dortmund: Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team. Dortmund, the 2013 Champions League runnerup, will be hosting Arsenal in the competition for the third time in four seasons. "It's...
  • Things to know about Euro 2016 qualifiers September 6, 2014

    Qualifying for the largestever European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights. For once, though, the weaker nations aren't just there to make up the numbers. The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups...
  • Germany call up forward Sidney Sam for Scotland match September 4, 2014

    Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Schalke forward Sidney Sam for a European Championship qualifying match against Scotland. Loew called up Sam after Germany lost to Argentina 42 in a friendly on Wednesday. Germany will be without Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler as well as Mats Hummels and Mesut Ozil for...
  • Germany's Mesut Ozil doubtful for Argentina friendly September 1, 2014

    Germany's Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play in the friendly against World Cup finalists Argentina on Wednesday but could be fit for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Sunday, team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Monday. Arsenal midfielder Ozil did not join team mates on Monday in Duesseldorf for the...
  • World Cup stars fail to sparkle on Premier League return August 25, 2014

    Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament's flops stealing the early limelight. Whether it is Arsenal's World Cup winning heroes, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, Chile's leading light...
  • Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski to miss EPL season opener August 7, 2014

    Arsenal's three German players who won the World Cup will miss Sunday's Community Shield and the start of the Premier League season. Manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday that Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski had yet to return to training after their success in Brazil. The trio were given an...
  • 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 24year wait for another World Cup title. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 10 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 10 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 25yearold midfielder said the team had only one aim after topping Group G to win the...
  • EPL: Arsenal beat Newcastle United 30 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 30 home win against an increasingly woeful Newcastle United on Monday. With two Premier League games remaining, Arsenal have 73 points, four clear of fifthplaced Everton who lost 20 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 14, 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 millionpound 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 51 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 onepoint 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 clubrecord fee on the final day of the closeseason transfer window, suffered the injury in their 31 win...
  • Yearender: Top football transfers in 2013 December 20, 2013

    The transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur grabbed the most primetime 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 11 draw in Premier League December 8, 2013

    London: Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu scored six minutes from time to salvage a deserved 11 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 20 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 20 on Wednesday to retain a fourpoint 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, partowner 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 & zil is both. He's perfect" Jrgen 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 41 victory over Norwich City at the weekend, in...