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Milan clubs to vie for Ozil 0

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As reported by the Mirror, AC Milan and Inter Milan are both heavily interested in signing Arsenal’s outcast Mesut Ozil.

Ozil made only three appearances in all competitions this season and his relationship with manager Unai Emery is said to be severely damaged. He hasn’t even been named on the bench for the last several games, and Emery explained it more than once, saying that it was a decision unrelated to his fitness and that other players, those that were included, deserved it more than Ozil.

Mustafi and Ozil – the days are numbered 0

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil both look set to move on from Arsenal in the near future, with neither of the two Germans having a place in the team under manager Unai Emery.


Mustafi has been out of favour for a while, and truth be told, he did very little to change Emery’s mind when he was on the pitch. His consistently poor performances have been an unmissable part of Arsenal’s woeful defending in the last several seasons, and with the return of Rob Holding from injury and Calum Chambers from loan, as well as the arrival of David Luiz from Chelsea, there simply isn’t a place for him anymore.

Others deserved it more – Emery on leaving out Ozil again 0

Posted on October 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal beat Standard Liege at the Emirates by 4-0 in the second round of Europa League Group F. The result has now strengthened the Gunners’ hold over the top spot with six points and they are now properly separated from the Belgian team, who trail away together with Eintrach Frankfurt on three, with Vitoria Guimaraes sitting pointless at the bottom. It was young Gabriel Martinelli who opened the scoring after 13 minutes, and added a second only three minutes later. Joe Willock added the third in the 22nd, and Dani Ceballos set the final score in the 57th.

Ozil needs a chance 0

Posted on October 02, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The chaos and tension surrounding Mesut Ozil has been in the air for quite some time now. Some fans have suggested that he isn’t the player he once was, whereas others believe that there’s still a good chance he could reignite his career and really start proving himself as the world class player we all once considered him to be.

Alas, with the latest talk around the club being that he could be loaned out sooner rather than later, we have to question whether or not that’s the right move. It’s almost obvious at this stage to suggest Unai Emery isn’t the German international’s biggest fan, even though he’s had a few notable moments for the Gunners during his tenure with the club.

Arsenal ready to loan out Ozil 0

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are keen on sending Mesut Ozil out on loan in January, according to the Mirror.

Whether it’s due to the game evolving in a certain direction where classic “number 10” players aren’t as crucial for top team’s and their success, or the player himself and what he offers or doesn’t offer on the pitch, the German obviously has no place in the Arsenal team, at least not as a regular member of the starting XI. He started only one of the opening six Premier League games of the season, and aside from that, he only played in the 5-0 Carabao Cup thrashing of Nottingham Forrest. And with his weekly wages amounting to £350,000 per week and making him the best paid player at the club, it’s a situation that the club feel shouldn’t go on anymore.

Emery asks his squad to pick their captains 1

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Instead of simply choosing captains of his own team, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has decided to ask the squad for their opinion. According to Rob Holding, the Spaniard asked his players to write down their suggestions for captains on a piece of paper and hand it to him for consideration.

Although strictly speaking the club are required to have only one skipper, clubs can decide to choose more than one just to be on the safe side. While Liverpool, for example, have three, last season Arsenal had five: Laurent Koscielny, Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil. Of these five, Xhaka and Ozil are the only two candidates who are still at the club this season, as Koscielny and Ramsey have recently moved to new clubs and Cech has made the decision to retire from professional football.

Mertesacker speaks of Ozil frustrations 0

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Harry Kettle

One player that we’ve always respected, despite the fact he wasn’t really in his prime during his time with Arsenal, is Per Mertesacker. The big German has always been an intriguing defender within the ranks of world football, and was viewed as one of the most intimidating defenders of his generation – and rightly so.

We always felt like he enjoyed his time with the Gunners and while that may be true, the man himself has taken the time to reveal some home truths about one player in particular: Mesut Ozil.

“First of all he loves playing football. It doesn’t come across so often,”

Emery assesses the situation ahead of Arsenal’s match against Liverpool 0

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he will not let their last year’s result against Liverpool get to him and the team.

The two clubs last met in December 2018. Although Ainsley Maitland-Niles provided Arsenal with an initial lead during the eleventh minute of the game, that goal was followed by two of Firmino’s, one of Mane’s, Salah’s penalty goal and finally the completion of Firmino’s hat-trick, which resulted in Arsenal’s devastating 5-1 defeat.

Emery thinks that each season is different and that looking at and comparing this one to that one, two, three or more years ago is not the right thing to do, but rather to be and play at this moment.

Mesut Ozil remembers his first steps towards success 0

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

In his interview with Arsenal’s website, Mesul Ozil talks about what he finds important in football – and also has some advice for the future football talents. The 30-year-old takes us back to the beginning of his career, when he was playing for the German club Schalke 04.

The German midfielder moved to the youth system of Schalke in 2005 and it was thought that he would do wonders for the club after he had made Schalke’s first team. Nevertheless, he had a falling out with the club and reportedly refused to renew his contract because he thought he was worth more than the annual fee of 1.5 million euros that he was being offered.

Ozil considering future options 0

Posted on August 17, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mesut Ozil is thinking about his long-term future plans, according to Washington Post. With the soon 31-year-old slowly but surely inching closer towards the end of his professional career in European football, the outlet claims that Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut has met up with D.C.United’s officials to discuss the possible move.

The source of the news, reportedly one well-acquainted with the situation, wishes to remain anonymous, however, given the fact that they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The move, which Sogut has discussed with D.C. United’s club executives Jason Levien and Sam Porter, might materialise as early as next year. Although United had hoped that the relocation might take place as soon as this winter, the source claims next summer is ‘more realistic.

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