Tag Archives: Germany

Why Marco Reus should be Arsenal’s next signing

The international break is almost over now and it was apparent how vital Özil is to Germany as they struggled massively against Poland and then the Republic of Ireland. But what was also apparent was how much they missed Marco Reus. The German was injured throughout the entire World Cup and it was fortunate that the team collectively managed to overcome that shortcoming as they went on to lift the greatest trophy in football. But now, his absence is clearly seen and it has been costing them and will continue to cost them. Why is that? It’s because he’s one of the best wide players in Europe.

Is THIS why Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal?

There has been a whole lot of talk in the meida about the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil recently, or to be more precise, ever since he joined the Gunners from Real Madrid at the end of last summer’s transfer window. But the media have steadily produced more about the 25-year old over the last year.

The recent Arsenal transfer rumours suggested that his time as an Arsenal player could be almost up, with some reports claiming that Arsene Wenger had lost patience with the player he paid a club record £42.5 million for and who has yet to really deliver what was expected on the Premier League stage.

Next 3 months to make or break Podolski’s Arsenal career?

It is a good job that the Arsenal and Germany international striker Lukas Podolski has pretty happy and eay going temperament, because otherwise his frustration at his lack of playing time since joining the Gunners over two years ago would surely have boiled over at some point.

For a striker that has over 100 caps and nearly 50 goals for one of the best international sides in the world, and a very good strike rate for Arsenal when he does get on the pitch, it must be hard to understand why Arsene Wenger so rarely calls upon his talents in front of goal, or brings him with no time to influence a game.

No Way! Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil ruled out until next year!

There were a lot of questions asked about Mesut Ozil’s performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend, but it now seems he was carrying an injury, whether sustained previously or during the game is yet to be ascertained.

It was reported this morning that on reporting for Germany he was immediately scheduled for a scan on his knee, which immediately threw up questions about whether the Arsenal medical knew about the problem before sending him off to the German camp.

Now the official German Twitter account has confirmed that Ozil will miss the next 10-12 weeks with ligament damage to his left knee. And has since been confirmed by FIFA.

Ozil SHOCK Arsenal stats prove his critics are WRONG!!

The Arsenal number 11 and Germany international Mesut Ozil hit back at his critics this week after putting on a Man of the Match performance in the Premier League win at Aston Villa. But as a report in The Mirror reveals, Ozil feels that he has suffered the same sort of thing through the whole of his career. Maybe it is the languid way he seems to play, as Arsene Wenger suggested recently.

Ozil said, “I don’t play to prove anything to anybody, I play for Arsenal.

“I have the feeling that I am criticised more, that happened to me in the Bundesliga and also at Real Madrid.

Was it REALLY just a fitness issue for Ozil at Arsenal?

A large part of the talk among Arsenal fans and in the football media concerning the Gunners this week is the return to form of the club record signing Mesut Ozil. That is only fair really, after the Germany international was the focus of all the attention while he was struggling for form.

Many people have had their say as to why we finally saw the Ozil that helped his country to win the World Cup and was such a mainstay of the Real Madrid side under Jose Mourinho, with many focusing on him being moved back into the niddle by Arsene Wenger.

How Arsenal can benefit from Podolski international pride!

With Arsenal having three first team players in the Germany squad that won the World Cup in Brazil this summer, Arsene Wenger has had a difficult start to the season as they all came back pretty late and still in party mode after the celebrations.

There are benefits to the situation as well, though, and hopefully Arsenal will now start to see the best from Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski again. The BFG has retired from international football which should help him to prolong his club career, but at 29-years old it looks like Podolski is keen to carry on.

Ozil thanks fans but says he MUST be Arsenal’s playmaker!!

As Arsenal fans, we have all become used to seeing Arsene Wenger play some of the Arsenal players in unfamiliar positions. Now I realise that the Frenchman knows a lot more about football than me and he has had some amazing success, especially in turning Thierry Henry and the traitor RvP into central strikers, but it does not always come off so well.

Andrey Arshavin is a prime example, while Jack Wilshere’s games out wide last season did not help him or the club. But I can still understand why he has used Mesut Ozil in wide areas at times, with the German’s speed and technical ability able to cause problems on the flanks and his eye for a pass able to create chances.

Arsenal can expect to see a more confident Ozil this season

Why winning the World Cup is important for Özil and Arsenal by KJ

Germany have just won the World Cup in dramatic fashion and Özil was the 3rd best player on the pitch for me (after Boateng and Schweinsteiger). Him winning the World Cup is a great feat and it will be important for him coming into this new Arsenal season.

Now THAT is what Arsenal want to see from Ozil

I know that I am biased. It comes with the membership card when you become an Arsenal fan. But I scared the life out of my dog and the wife when I saw the board go up for a Germany substitution just before the end of the World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Brazil.

But I had forgotten that Mesut Ozil only wears 11 for Arsenal, not Germany, and the Gunners midfielder was not the man coming off. I should bloody think not as well, because the Arsenal man was right on it tonight.

Two Arsenal fans arguing about Mesut Ozil!

An Arsenal bone of contention by SB

“But isn’t this what you all wanted, a big name player?”

No, I mean yes, but but but.. he was a panic buy to please the fans. We needed a beast of a DM and a Striker.

“Why do you say that? Its not as if Cazorla, Rosicky are getting any younger. Are they?”

Did you see Cazorla? Come on.. I mean he can use both feet. Can Ozil do that? No. Just see that Cazorla cost us 15 mil and he was 42 mil. I mean if you cost 42 million of course you should be able to score from near the starting line.

Germany coach convinced that Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is back to his best

There was great expectations when Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal last summer, but after being injured in the second half of the season his form seemed to be on the wane and he started to become anonymous in some games. There was talk that he may not even make Joachim Low’s World Cup squad but the German coach stuck by his talented midfielder despite Ozil being booed by his own fans in the warm up games.