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Can Wenger and Ozil make Arsenal GREAT again?

Despite rumours to the contrary, the Arsenal boss is still fully behind his club record signing and Mesut Ozil is confident that with the Frenchman’s help and belief, he will prove to be a fantastic signing for the Gunners. But while it is clearly good news that Wenger and Ozil are pulling in the same direction, is that the route back to the top for Arsenal?

The boss revealed the other day, in a report by The Mirror, that his playmaker would not be back in action until the new year but he also defended the German from his critics, putting the blame for the start of this season on an injury picked up with the national team and declaring that Arsenal will soon see the best of him.

Wenger blames World Cup for Ozil and Podolski’s Arsenal problems

All Arsenal fans are aware that Arsene Wenger gave Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski extra time off in the summer to recover from their exertions of winning the World Cup, but even with that break it seems that neither have fully recovered their fitness or form.

Although Ozil managed to start six games before succumbing to injury, Wenger thinks that his problems started before the season even started. “He will not be back until January. He came back from the World Cup with an injury,” said Le Prof. “He had a very good first season with us. I think we will see the best of Ozil in the seasons to come.”

Arsenal must PLAY Podolski or SELL him! But which?

The Arsenal and Germany international forward Lukas Podolski has made no secret of his frustration about his lack of playing opportunities, pretty much ever since he signed for the Gunners over two years ago. Arsene Wenger has ofvten brushed off the German’s complaints but it looks like the Frenchman now has to make a decision.

It did look as though Podolski had convinced the Arsenal boss of his worth to the team last season, after a long lay off with a hamstring injury had cut short his good start to the season. But then Podolski seems to have returned to north London after the World Cup winning exploits with Germany in Brazil and he is back to square one.

Internationals help Podolski and Campbell get last Arsenal chance

The next couple of months could be pivotal for the Arsenal careers of our two forwards, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell. Both the World Cup winning German and the Young Costa Rican have clearly been chafing at their lack of playing opportunities and if things do not change, then January could see one or both of them waving goodbye to the Gunners.

It is a tricky situation for Arsene Wenger as well. The boss, I’m sure, would love to be able to give these two strikers more time on the pitch but as our results have not been going so well, he must do what he thinks is best for the club.

Lukas Podolski advised to leave Arsenal

It seems obvious to most Arsenal fans that Arsene Wenger does not like Lukas Podolski as a player, because no matter how many injuries the Gunners have, or how out of form his selections are, as he still refuses to play the German winger.

Podolski himself said the other day that he need to talk to Wenger about his continuing presence on the Arsenal bench, and now the German manager Joachim Low has also publicly stated that Podolski needs to sort out his his position, or risk losing his international career.

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.