Mesut Ozil

Ozil’s Arsenal exile: footballing reasons or political?
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil
In Depth

Ozil’s Arsenal exile: footballing reasons or political?

German playmaker questions the club’s loyalty after omission from the Premier League squad
22 Oct 2020
Arsenal confirm wage deal but Mesut Ozil refuses 12.5% cut
Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in 2013
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Arsenal confirm wage deal but Mesut Ozil refuses 12.5% cut

German is one of three first-team players who have reportedly rejected the deal
21 Apr 2020
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is airbrushed from Chinese TV
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil (right) in action against Manchester United in the Premier League
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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is airbrushed from Chinese TV

German playmaker faces a ‘permanent blacklisting’ in China
10 Jan 2020
Backlash in China over Mesut Ozil's Uighur post
Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in 2013
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Backlash in China over Mesut Ozil's Uighur post

Foreign ministry says Arsenal ace ‘deceived by fake news’ but others come out in support
17 Dec 2019
Arsenal travel to Liverpool with Ozil but not Xhaka
Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka celebrate a goal for Arsenal
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Arsenal travel to Liverpool with Ozil but not Xhaka

Unai Emery says captain Xhaka should apologise after his reaction to fans
30 Oct 2019
Pepe scores two stunners and Scholes wants Ozil at Man Utd
Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe scored two superb free-kicks in the 3-2 Europa League win over Vitoria
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Pepe scores two stunners and Scholes wants Ozil at Man Utd

It was a late, late show by £72m Pepe as the Gunners hit back to beat Vitoria
25 Oct 2019
Have Arsenal finally found a taker for outcast Mesut Ozil?
Mesut Ozil reacts after being substituted during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Watford
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Have Arsenal finally found a taker for outcast Mesut Ozil?

Fenerbahce are in talks over a loan deal and the Gunners may replace the playmaker with Thomas Muller
10 Oct 2019

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Ozil back for Arsenal - but for how long?
Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil were unwittingly caught up in a gangland dispute
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Ozil back for Arsenal - but for how long?

Midfielder and team-mate Sead Kolasinac return after being caught in gangland feud
16 Aug 2019
What is going on with Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac?
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What is going on with Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac?

Reports the pair are caught in the middle of a dispute between rival gangs
12 Aug 2019
Arsenal transfer news: Zaha, Bruun Larsen, Saliba, Ozil
Wilfried Zaha scored against Arsenal in Crystal Palace’s 3-2 win at the Emirates in April
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Arsenal transfer news: Zaha, Bruun Larsen, Saliba, Ozil

Gunners face battle to land Palace target and struggle to offload German playmaker
1 Jul 2019
Arsenal’s woeful away form could blow top four chances
Phil Jagielka scored Everton’s winning goal against Arsenal at Goodison Park
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Arsenal’s woeful away form could blow top four chances

Mesut Ozil loses his cool as the Gunners are beaten by Everton at Goodison
8 Apr 2019
Ozil and Arsenal happy to be above Spurs in top four race
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil takes on Newcastle’s Mohamed Diame, Deandre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune
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Ozil and Arsenal happy to be above Spurs in top four race

Emery praises Ozil as victory over Newcastle takes the Gunners up to third
2 Apr 2019
Arsenal: Ozil situation ‘embarrassing’, says Keown
German midfielder Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013
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Arsenal: Ozil situation ‘embarrassing’, says Keown

German misses 100th game for the Gunners who are sweet on Milan’s Suso
15 Feb 2019
Arsenal transfer news: Ozil vs. Emery stand-off rages on
German midfielder Mesut Ozil receives instructions from Arsenal head coach Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: Ozil vs. Emery stand-off rages on

With Aaron Ramsey set to join Juventus will Ozil join him out of the Emirates exit or is Emery’s position under threat?
12 Feb 2019
Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Carrasco, Rodriguez, Suarez
German midfielder Mesut Ozil receives instructions from Arsenal head coach Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Carrasco, Rodriguez, Suarez

Ozil no longer part of Emery’s plans as replacements are lined up
18 Jan 2019
Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Coady, Thuram, Suarez
German midfielder Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013
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Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Coady, Thuram, Suarez

Ozil could leave to free up funds and Emery targets Wolves skipper Coady
15 Jan 2019
Man Utd transfer news: Alderweireld, Kante, Ozil, Di Maria
Toby Alderweireld in action for Tottenham against Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku
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Man Utd transfer news: Alderweireld, Kante, Ozil, Di Maria

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tipped to get £50m to spend in January
20 Dec 2018
Dele Alli stars as Spurs book Chelsea semi-final clash
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli scored a superb goal in the 2-0 win against Arsenal
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Dele Alli stars as Spurs book Chelsea semi-final clash

England midfielder had the last laugh at Emirates after being hit by water bottle thrown from the crowd
20 Dec 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Gary Cahill, Eric Bailly, Mesut Ozil
Chelsea club captain Gary Cahill is expected to leave Stamford Bridge in January
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Arsenal transfer news: Gary Cahill, Eric Bailly, Mesut Ozil

Gunners boss Unai Emery is desperate for defensive reinforcements
13 Dec 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Firpo, Koscielny
Arsenal transfer news Mesut Ozil Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Firpo, Koscielny

Inter Milan target Ozil is likely to miss the match against Man Utd at Old Trafford
5 Dec 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Welbeck, Cech, Lichtsteiner
German midfielder Mesut Ozil receives instructions from Arsenal head coach Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Welbeck, Cech, Lichtsteiner

Manchester United and Barcelona are linked with German playmaker Ozil
28 Nov 2018
Arsenal beat Bournemouth - but where's Mesut Ozil?
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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Arsenal beat Bournemouth - but where's Mesut Ozil?

Gunners make it 17 matches without defeat, as German midfielder is left on the bench
26 Nov 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Benatia, Ngonge
German midfielder Mesut Ozil receives instructions from Arsenal head coach Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: Ozil, Benatia, Ngonge

German playmaker Ozil can imagine finishing his career at the Emirates
9 Nov 2018
Mesut Ozil masterclass inspires a perfect ten for Arsenal
Mesut Ozil celebrates his goal in the 3-1 win against Leicester in the Premier League
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Mesut Ozil masterclass inspires a perfect ten for Arsenal

German revels in captain’s role as Gunners beat Leicester to go fourth
23 Oct 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Ozil and Man Utd’s Bailly to swap?
Mesut Ozil Arsenal transfer news Fenerbahce
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Arsenal transfer news: Ozil and Man Utd’s Bailly to swap?

Following Sanchez-Mkhitaryan deals in January, Arsenal and United may play swapsies again in new year
18 Sep 2018
Ozil ‘can improve, he can do more’, says Arsenal boss Emery
German midfielder Mesut Ozil receives instructions from Arsenal head coach Unai Emery
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Ozil ‘can improve, he can do more’, says Arsenal boss Emery

Emery wants more from the playmaker – starting at Newcastle this weekend
14 Sep 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Mesut Ozil to leave for Fenerbahce?
Mesut Ozil Arsenal transfer news Fenerbahce
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Arsenal transfer news: Mesut Ozil to leave for Fenerbahce?

Gunners head coach Unai Emery will listen to offers for the German midfielder
11 Sep 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey
German midfielder Mesut Ozil receives instructions from Arsenal head coach Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey

PSG, Real Madrid and AC Milan are linked with Ozil after his alleged showdown with Arsenal boss Unai Emery
28 Aug 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey
Arsenal transfer news Mesut Ozil Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey

Unai Emery ready to ring the changes as he prepares to axe five Arsenal flops
22 Aug 2018
Toni Kroos calls Mesut Ozil’s racism claims ‘nonsense’
Mesut Ozil Toni Kroos Germany
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Toni Kroos calls Mesut Ozil’s racism claims ‘nonsense’

Kroos says the way Ozil retired from the German national team was ‘not in order’
16 Aug 2018
Ozil Germany row rages on with star accused of hypocrisy
Mesut Ozil Germany quit
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Ozil Germany row rages on with star accused of hypocrisy

Former Germany youth international Deniz Naki says Arsenal star Ozil must speak out about racism in Turkey
27 Jul 2018
Mesut Ozil quits Germany over racism - reactions
Mesut Ozil Germany quit
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Mesut Ozil quits Germany over racism - reactions

Arsenal midfielder ends his international career and hits out at the German FA
23 Jul 2018
World Cup: Germany urged to drop Ozil after Mexico ‘debacle’
Mesut Ozil Germany 2018 World Cup
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World Cup: Germany urged to drop Ozil after Mexico ‘debacle’

Cristiano Ronaldo is compared to a ‘port wine’ and Eden Hazard plays down Romelu Lukaku comments
21 Jun 2018
Arsenal transfer news: will Ozil fit into Emery’s plans?
Arsenal transfer news Mesut Ozil Unai Emery
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Arsenal transfer news: will Ozil fit into Emery’s plans?

New Gunners boss targets Seri and Vagnoman and will build his team around Aubameyang and Ramsey
23 May 2018