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Mesut Ozil omission at Bournemouth made sense 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by David Nugent

There has been a lot made of Unai Emery’s decision to bench Mesut Ozil for the Gunners 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. As is always the case with big selection decision, the rumours of a rift between the player and boss emerge.

Good management by Emery

However, the decision has a simple tactical one by Emery. The Spaniard knew that the Bournemouth would be quite physical in nature, so decided to pick a team to suit the game.

Bayern confident of signing Arsenal star 0

Posted on November 15, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, German giants Bayern Munich are confident of signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer next summer. The midfielder’s contract saga has run for a long time now. The will he won’t he sign a new deal with the north London club has now stopped, as it is clear he won’t sign a new deal with the Gunners.

Reportedly wanted too much money

According to media reports, Arsenal baulked at Ramsey’s contract demands. With his contract running down and the time ticking until he was a free agent, he and his representatives thought they could take advantage of the situation.

Sane hails Ozil as one of the best players he has played with 0

Posted on November 11, 2018 by David Nugent

Germany and Manchester City star Leroy Sane recently did a questions and answers session on social media. Inevitably, one of the questions he was asked was the best player he has ever played with. His answer was Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, as the pair played together for the German national side.

Raised a few eyebrows on social media

His answer raised a few eyebrows on social media considering his current company at Manchester City. Maybe people expected the German to name one his Citizens teammate Kevin De Bruyne as the best. He did in fact name City midfielder David Silva alongside Ozil as one of the best players he has ever played alongside.

Emery defends ‘angry’ Ozil 0

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s 11-game winning streak in all competitions ended on Sunday at Selhurst Park, as Granit Xhaka’s naive reaction gave Wilfried Zaha a chance to go down in the box and the whistle of referee Martin Atkinson enabled Luka Milivojević to slot home from the penalty spot for the second time in the match in the 83rd minute.

However, with 22 minutes left on the clock Arsenal were still in the lead, and Unai Emery saw fit to replace Mesut Ozil with Danny Welbeck. The German midfielder was obviously angry with the manager for having to go off with still a lot to play for, something that in today’s world of social media rarely goes without catching some unwanted attention. He stormed past Emery, threw his gloves down and slammed his bottom down on the bench.

The Ozil show 0

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Where on Earth did that come from?

We’ve said time and time again over the last twelve months or so that when Mesut Ozil is at the top of his game, there are very few people who can compete with him. The midfield maestro has been able to prove that on a handful of occasions, but last night, he put in one of the best displays of his career as Arsenal came from behind to defeat Leicester City at the Emirates.

Wenger to return to work 0

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

In an interview to German publication Bild, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was close to returning to the football world.

During his 22-year stint at the club, the Frenchman led Arsenal to three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and just as many FA Community Shields. He was also the biggest influence in the careers of players like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit, Silvain Wiltord, Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, and many more huge names in the game.

Arsenal keeping an eye on Under 0

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to several media outlets in Turkey, AS Roma’s Cengiz Under has been on Arsenal’s radar for a while now. The Gunners apparently even had a £30million bid rejected by the Serie A side in the summer, but they aren’t prepared to give up just yet.

Under started his professional career in 2014 with Turkish second-tier side Altınordu, where he spent two seasons before moving to Istanbul Basaksehir. He made his move to Stadio Olimpico in Rome in the summer of 2017, and so far he has made 39 appearances for Roma and scored 10 goals. He was a very important player in their run to the Champions League semifinal, taking out Barcelona in the process before getting eventually eliminated by Liverpool. He’s been capped 10 times with Turkey and has four international strikes to his name.

Happy Birthday, Mesut 0

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Today is the 30th birthday of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, and while he may not exactly be everyone’s cup of tea, that’s something worth talking about. The former Germany international has been a prevalent figure both domestically and internationally for quite some time now, and it’s somewhat crazy to think he’s 30 years of age.

The early days

On one hand it feels like he’s been in the game forever and he should be older than that, and on the other hand, he was always viewed as the next big ‘wonderkid’ so to see him slowly moving out of his prime years is a little bit weird.

Ozil’s inconsistency 0

Posted on October 02, 2018 by Harry Kettle

This is going to be a fairly simple piece, because it’s more about discovering what you, the fans, think about one thing: Mesut Ozil. The German international has been in the headlines for both good and bad reasons over the course of the last twelve months, but more often than not, it’s been the latter. That’s not entirely his fault given the circumstances associated with Germany’s poor World Cup campaign and the aftermath of that, but it’s also no coincidence that Arsenal fans are a bit hit and miss when it comes to their affection for him.

Does Alex Iwobi now deserve to start for Arsenal? 0

Posted on October 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi can be highly frustrating at times. The Nigerian international does have ability, but he has been so wildly inconsistent for Arsenal that it is infuriating.

Iwobi has been in and out of the Gunners starting line-up in recent seasons. However, under Unai Emery, he seems to have improved slightly. The Spaniard is renowned for improving players and maybe he has had a hand in Iwobi’s improvement this season.

Producing an end product

The big issue with Iwobi has been that he has the ability to beat players and is an intelligent footballer, but he is often missing an end product. This season Iwobi has made just four top-flight appearances, with three coming from the substitute’s bench.

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