Is Mesut Ozil really sick? Or just in bed…….

Arsenal’s most talented midfielder Mesut Ozil has had time off sick quite a few times this season and it would appear that he is set to miss the second leg of our Europa League tie against Ostersunds on Thursday as well.

And, according to Arsene Wenger, he will have to build his fitness up again before being certain to play in our League Cup Final against Man City on Sunday. Wenger said: ‘His immune system is in trouble and I don’t know why. We hope we can improve that medically. ‘He came back from Ostersund [where Arsenal won the first leg 3-0] on Thursday night, practised Friday and Saturday.

‘Since Monday, he was in bed. Today was the first session. ‘I would certainly have played him but because he was sick, he will have to work hard and he will not be involved against Ostersund. He should be OK for Sunday.’

This is the fourth time Ozil has suffered from undefinied ‘illnesses’ this season, and there are certain members of the Arsenal clan that are not completely convinced that the German is just feigning illness to spend more time with his new betrothed Amine Gulse, who he is set to wed in Turkey this summer after the World Cup is over.

Ozil himself didn’t help matters when he posted this pic on his Instagram on Monday, when he was supposed to be ‘in bed’.

My Love❤

A post shared by Mesut Özil (@m10_official) on

So, I can quite believe Wenger when said Ozil was in bed. But with whom???


Darren N


  1. gotanidea says:

    I will apply for sick leaves more often if I have a wife like that at home. Arsenal might think they have avoided the wrath of their fans by extending Ozil’s contract, but now they have to find a way to make him work harder.

    I’m curious of what kind of players they would bring to pump Ozil’s motivation up next season

    1. Anko says:

      I think Wenger lies about his players. He is keeping him for Sunday because Mhki is not legible. But he refused to say that and lied. We didn’t know why he was keen for Aubameyang to start ahead of Lacazette until we hard he as undergone surgery! Am sure he would have kept Giroud if not because he wanted World Cup and he needed to be playing regularly.

  2. ThirdManJW says:

    Haha! He isn’t sick, never was before, and his Instagram pic clearly backs that up. Wenger’s just covering himself for not picking Ozil, and protecting his player, just in case we lose tonight. Would be easier if Wenger just said he wasn’t picking Ozil tonight, because there’s no need to, and we have a cup final on Sunday.

  3. Guneal says:

    This is WEAKNESS!
    WEAK wenger. Soft and a coward. How many times has ozil fell sick while playing for morinho at Madrid.
    Sanchez, Ramsey, kos, mustaphi, Ozil have all fell sick of recent.
    I can’t wait for arsene to get the fxxk out along with his spoilt boys.
    This is WEAKNESS!

    1. Thomas says:

      Kos achilles ramsey hamstring Sanchez is gone and people do get sick and ozil probably needed a day off and why when your the top player maybe you get a little more lee way than the 20 year old tryi ng to make the team ozils mistake was his post arsene is smart and you would rid us of our legend manager and our top international world class players keep wenger in his time will come im sure if you were a player you would love playing for him but we all have our opinions and mine is no more right than anyone else’s

  4. Sue says:

    Yes with his Mrs (in Turkey!)

  5. Thomas says:

    Wenger is clearly a very smart individual speaks 6 languages and successful and he is protectin g the player an as he isnt playing tonight and as for being in turkey he was probably given a day or two off we need days off to in this world say it to everyone and here come the ridicule police and maybe he shouldnt of made it public by his post but i think he will be more than ready and inspired to win the cup
    I thin k he probably was sick earlier in season an maube rested once or twice epl is tougheat league in world and schedule as well players need a day off here an there which is another reason why you need a deep bench nowadays

    1. Phil says:

      Thomas I simply MUST ask you this question.

      1. Thomas says:

        No just a fan of the style an success an i find that a bit inspiring but cant say im in love funny question though phil any news of your aunties getting bollocks yet for good luck ahead of the cup final ( no offense hope you remember lol) if we all ageed on everything the world wouldnt be and we wouldnt get to enjoy comment sparring but i think ozil messed this one up go gunners

        1. Maks says:

          It s not a matter of agreing with you or not… it is a matter that today even people like you who have no clue about football have right to say everything they want on www.

          1. Thomas says:

            Maks Are you talking about yourself it is about the right to freedom of speech even if you are talking about yourself as well maks you should have that right as well

          2. Maks says:

            No about wenger lovers who dnt understand how much he fracked us in last 8 years.
            Soon, very soon you ll be without him at Arsenal.

          3. Thomas says:

            Oh well i didnt know 4 cup finals 5 if you count sunday and 3 trophys was messing up and eventually he will be gone he is 68 a few more years than yea he’ll have to retire but that isnt messing up by the way that is called success

  6. sameoldexcuses says:

    The Instagram picture shows he is going through a healing process?

  7. GB says:

    He’s on holiday in Turkey, get over it. But he might also be ill now even though he’s posted the picture above. We all need a break sometimes and his stats from previous years show he slows at this time. Some will say he’s pampered but tonight’s game is hardly a problem but he is definitely needed for the league cup final as Ramsey and a Mikki won’t be available. Let’s hope just Mikki gets his spurs debacle out of his system tonight. Hopefully also Eddy gets his chance tonight.

  8. Maks says:

    Why we have to risk our best player before a ManCity clash? Let him stay and enjoy… the bad.

  9. Stuart Woods says:

    He probably is ill, afer all, he has been in Turkey. Dodgy food, dodgy water, he probably has a case of the Turkey trotts!

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