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Is Mesut Ozil on his way out of Arsenal? 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford at the weekend as their momentum was wiped away. Troy Deeney’s penalty cancelled out Per Mertesacker’s opener before Tom Cleverley smashed home the winner in injury time. The loss saw the London side fall further behind Manchester City at the top as the pressure was piled on Arsene Wenger and his side.

A cause for concern was the lack of backbone Arsenal displayed, with the team yet again unable to win a game that they scored first in. Worryingly, their defensive shape was non-existent for Watford’s winner, with players all too eager to push further up the pitch, allowing space for the hosts to exploit.

Granit Xhaka embodies Arsenal’s woes 1

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal’s woes this season continued as they fell to a damaging defeat at the hands of Watford on Saturday evening. The loss wiped away all the momentum they had built up over recent weeks, with Watford the first side to inflict a loss on Arsenal since they lost to Liverpool on August 27th.

The game itself was marred by controversy as Richarlison won a penalty that allowed Troy Deeney to level the scores. Richarlison himself seemed to go down incredibly easily under the challenge of Hector Bellerin, and the decision left Arsene Wenger fuming.

Is it time for Mesut Ozil to leave Arsenal? 0

Posted on October 15, 2017 by Ben Darvill

When a team is in a poor run of form and nothing seems to be going right, it will lead the fans to become incredibly agitated, and rightly so. With players of a high quality playing at such a low level, the one thing the supporters do not turn their noses up at is a player that is working incredibly hard despite the struggles of those around them.

One player that is always seen working very hard is Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is by no means short of talent, but what makes him such a fan favourite is his willingness to work, to track back to get the ball and to make amends for his mistakes.

Arsenal’s defence cracks under pressure 0

Posted on October 14, 2017 by Ben Darvill

An Achilles heel for Arsenal in recent years has been their defence, with leads so often spurned by poor marking or worse decision making. Ultimately, teams have known that even if they concede a goal against Arsenal, they will likely have a number of chances to equalise and then take the lead at some point in the game.

This defect was on show yet again in their game against Watford as the hosts made Arsenal pay. The Gunners had the better of the possession on the day and had more openings, registering six shots on target to Watford’s three, but it was the hosts that won the game because they took their chances.

Arsene Wenger offers important update on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez futures 0

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The hot topic is about to get even hotter once you read Arsene Wenger’s most recent comments regarding the futures of Arsenal biggest stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of his team’s forthcoming clash with Watford this weekend, Gunners boss surprisingly admitted that selling both Ozil and Sanchez in January is possible.

With less than a year in their respective contracts with Arsenal, both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have been reluctant to tie themselves to a new deal at the Emirates.

Arsenal wouldn’t miss Mesut Ozil that much 1

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Ben Darvill

The future of Mesut Ozil has long been one that has concerned both the club and the fans with the German playmaker supposedly an integral part of the team. However, there has already been movement of a colossal nature at the club, with players leaving and others entering the last year of their contracts, and it seems as though he may be following their lead soon.

Arsenal rekindle interest in Arda Turan amid Mesut Ozil speculation 0

Posted on October 09, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Growing reports that German midfielder Mesut Ozil is on his way out of Arsenal and to his former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United have forced Gunners to make plans in order to replace the influential midfielder.

Mesut Ozil is not getting any closer to signing a new contract extension at the Emirates and it was the Independent who reported that Manchester United are confident of landing the World Cup winner on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Ozil’s departure would leave a gaping hole in Arsenal’s attacking midfielder position and Arsene Wenger will be forced to make a move in the market to find a proper replacement for his team’s biggest star.

Will Arsenal miss Mesut Ozil? 0

Posted on October 05, 2017 by David Nugent

According to former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, Gunners German playmaker Mesut Ozil has already left the club in some ways.

Keown told Radio Five Live Via the Metro:  ‘I think he’s testing Wenger more than any other player has,’

‘I think it was Belarus the other week, he didn’t fancy going. He didn’t want to go. ‘Suddenly he was injured again, he played nine minutes against West Bromwich Albion on the Monday, so how did he get injured there?

‘I think in some departments he’s already left. Psychologically, mentally, he’s already left the football club. Maybe Wenger is now trying to do the best deal he can to get some compensation for him.’

Inter Milan not giving up on Mesut Ozil 0

Posted on October 05, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Despite the contrasting claims suggesting Inter Milan have turned down the opportunity to sign Mesut Ozil in a part exchange deal for Joao Mario, Serie A giants still have the Arsenal star and World Cup winner on their radar.

The 28-year-old Gunners star is heading toward the end of his contract with the north London club and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Arsenal have already offered their key man a new deal worth around £275,000 per week, but Ozil is said to be holding out for £350,000.

Inter turn down chance to sign Ozil 0

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Calciomercato via talkSPORT, Inter Milan have passed down the chance to sign Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil. The Serie A outfit were linked with a part exchange move that would see Joao Mario heading to the Emirates, but it now seems Inter will pursue other targets.

Ozil is in the last year of his contract with Arsenal, having so far rejected an extension. The 28-year-old had some fleeting interest in his signature over the summer, but suitors failed to match his £40m price tag and lofty wage demands.

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