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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.

Emery denies preventing an Ozil-Low meeting and discusses Welbeck 0

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

The situation between Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and the German FA (DFB) was extremely tense after Ozil released a three-part statement after the World Cup announcing his withdrawal from international football. He claimed he was receiving racist treatment from the DFB officials, the public and some of the politicians in Germany, while his claims were denied by manager Joachim Low and the rest of the national team.

The Ozil and Ramsey issue 0

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Harry Kettle

There are positives and negatives that can be taken from any and all Premier League games. Even if you get whitewashed 7-0, there still may be a moment of brilliance that occurred which gives you some kind of hope as you move forward. When it comes to the Gunners, however, there are one or two negatives stemming from the win over Everton yesterday. Don’t get us wrong, it’s great that they were able to secure a 2-0 victory which keeps their winning streak going, but not everything can be perfect in this game and we’ve seen that time and time again – especially with Arsenal Football Club.

The Ozil effect 0

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were able to extend their winning streak in the Premier League to three games at the weekend, defeating Newcastle United 2-1 in what was an intriguing encounter. For the most part, the Gunners played well and controlled the pace of the game, but they were still left to worry in the final stages about the possibility of a late Newcastle equaliser. That’s not a position they should’ve found themselves in, but the state of their defence is a different story for a different day.

Ozil has ‘closed the door’ for international return – Low 0

Posted on September 05, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

German national team manager Joachim Low has revealed that, as far as he is concerned, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has closed the door to ever playing for Germany again.

Speaking to Sport Bild, Low said it was his view the attacking midfielder had closed the door himself and might have as well clearly declared retirement from international football. He also revealed that he had tried to establish contact with Ozil in more than one way, but there has been no response, no return call to this day. Low believes he has to accept this path Ozil has chosen for himself, and his return to the national team is not a topic for discussion anymore.

Mesut Ozil should be a key player for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Mesut Ozil seems to be a player that divides opinion amongst Arsenal fans. The playmaker missed last weekend’s 3-1 win over West Ham reportedly due to illness. However, he had been substituted in the previous game a 3-2 defeat at Chelsea.

A lot was made of his absence, with speculation that he has fallen out with Gunners boss Unai Emery, which led to his absence against West Ham. Ozil will start today’s game at Cardiff and will be hoping to produce the sort of performance that will silence his doubters.

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