Mesut Ozil

Born: October 15, 1988 (age 29)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Nationality: Germany German

Position: Attacking midfielder
Team: Arsenal (no. 11)
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil in action during his side's Champions League clash with Ludogorets Razgrad at the Emirates Stadium on October 19, 2016
Career History
Youth2005-2006Schalke 04
Senior2006-2008Schalke 04
2008-2010Werder Bremen
2010-2013Real Madrid
2013-Arsenal
International2009-Germany
Sports Mole has 1,915 articles about Mesut Ozil. Articles 1 to 40:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action during the Champions League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund on September 13, 2017
Arsenal officials arrive in Germany to wrap up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal?
Arsenal officials reportedly arrive in Germany to holds talks about Borussia Dortmund hitman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Jan 21, 18:04
Alex Iwobi and Bakary Sako in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Crystal Palace on January 20, 2018
Result: Arsenal thrash Crystal Palace in return to form
Arsenal record their first win of 2018 with a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace in Saturday's Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 20, 16:56
Jack Wilshere in the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Jack Wilshere can be a leader at Arsenal'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hails midfielder Jack Wilshere as a future "leader" at the club.
Jan 20, 14:59
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Team News: Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal return for Arsenal
Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are back in the Arsenal lineup for this afternoon's visit of Crystal Palace.
Jan 20, 14:05
Alex Iwobi and Bakary Sako in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Crystal Palace on January 20, 2018
Live Commentary: Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Arsenal score four times in 19 minutes to record a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 20, 14:00
Mesut Ozil celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere close to signing new Arsenal deals?
A report claims that Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere have informed Arsene Wenger that they want to remain at Arsenal, with contract talks still ongoing.
Jan 19, 12:27
Antonio Conte and windswept Arsene Wenger during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Why Chelsea, Arsenal could struggle in the Premier League this weekend
Both Chelsea and Arsenal are struggling for form in 2018, and the two London outfits may struggle to address the situation in the Premier League this weekend.
Jan 18, 13:00
Dan Gosling and Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Arsenal on January 14, 2018
Arsene Wenger: 'Talks still ongoing with Jack Wilshere'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that the club are seeking to "find a financial agreement" with Jack Wilshere as talks over a new contract continue.
Jan 18, 10:51
Malcom in action for Brazil under-20s in 2016
Arsenal 'closing in on £45m Malcom deal'
Arsenal are reportedly expected to complete a £45m deal for Bordeaux winger Malcom in the coming days.
Jan 15, 09:52
Mesut Ozil celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Juventus 'want Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen'
Juventus reportedly join the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen at the end of the season.
Jan 15, 09:30
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Jamie Redknapp: 'Arsenal team is worst I have seen'
Jamie Redknapp claims that the current Arsenal side is the worst he has ever seen following their 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Jan 14, 21:21
Jordon Ibe scores the Cherries' second during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Arsenal on January 14, 2018
Result: Arsenal surrender lead to lose to Bournemouth for first time
Arsenal surrender a second-half lead to go down 2-1 to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium and lose crucial ground in the race for a Premier League top-four finish.
Jan 14, 15:22
Alexandre Lacazette and Nathan Ake in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Arsenal on January 14, 2018
Live Commentary: Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive how Bournemouth came from behind to beat to inflict a damaging 2-1 defeat on Arsenal, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from the Vitality Stadium.
Jan 14, 12:30
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town on November 29, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Mesut Ozil could stay at Arsenal'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims that contract negotiations with Mesut Ozil remain "very much alive", despite the German continuing to be linked with a transfer.
Jan 13, 10:35
Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring with Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town on November 29, 2017
Jamie Redknapp critical of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez situation at Arsenal
Jamie Redknapp describes the ongoing contract situation at Arsenal involving Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez as "ridiculous".
Jan 13, 09:24
Close-up shot of Mesut Ozil celebrating his opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Ian Wright: 'Mesut Ozil would be better at Manchester United'
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says that Gunners attacker Mesut Ozil would "sprinkle stardust" if he joined Manchester United.
Jan 11, 14:01
Jack Wilshere in the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Jack Wilshere suffers fresh injury setback
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere suffers an ankle injury and is a doubt for this weekend's game with Bournemouth.
Jan 11, 09:08
Eden Hazard scores from the spot past Petr Cech during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 3, 2018
Team News: Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard paired in attack for Chelsea
Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard are paired in attack for Chelsea's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal, as Antonio Conte makes nine changes in all.
Jan 10, 19:04
Close-up shot of Mesut Ozil celebrating his opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Juventus 'enter Mesut Ozil race'
Juventus allegedly enter the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, and will reportedly do battle with Manchester United for the German's signature.
Jan 8, 10:45
Close-up shot of Mesut Ozil celebrating his opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Jose Mourinho considering £35m Mesut Ozil bid?
Manchester United are believed to be considering a bid of up to £35m for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in a potential January move for the German.
Jan 7, 10:24
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsenal, Malcom transfer talks 'progressing well'
Arsenal are allegedly in talks with Bordeaux forward Malcolm as the club look to plan for the exits of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
Jan 7, 10:08
Jack Wilshere, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 3, 2018
Martin Keown lavishes praise on Jack Wilshere
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown insists that Jack Wilshere is as important to the Gunners as both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Jan 5, 20:49
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 10, 2017
Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon becomes 'top target' for Arsenal
Arsenal are reportedly planning to make an official approach for Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon.
Jan 5, 17:20
A pensive Arsene Wenger during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on December 13, 2016
Arsenal 'interested in Lucas Vazquez'
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez as the Gunners prepare to lose Alexis Sanchez.
Jan 5, 13:08
Juan Mata celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on November 19, 2016
Inter Milan to move for Juan Mata?
Inter Milan reportedly line up a potential move for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in the event that he is not offered a contract extension by the club.
Jan 4, 09:29
Hector Bellerin scores the Gunners' equaliser during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 3, 2018
Result: Hector Bellerin rescues point for Arsenal against Chelsea in thriller
Arsenal and Chelsea play out an action-packed and enthralling 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium as Hector Bellerin rescues a point in stoppage time.
Jan 3, 21:42
Mesut Ozil celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Team News: Mesut Ozil returns for Arsenal but no Laurent Koscielny
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil overcomes a knee injury to make the starting lineup for the Premier League fixture with Chelsea.
Jan 3, 18:48
Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring with Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town on November 29, 2017
Shkodran Mustafi: 'I only care about Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez commitment'
Defender Shkodran Mustafi says that he only cares about the commitment of Arsenal pair Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, not their contracts.
Jan 3, 10:11
Arda Turan of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Everton offered Arda Turan?
Everton are reportedly offered the chance to sign Barcelona outcast Arda Turan this month.
Jan 3, 09:51
Alvaro Morata holds off Laurent Koscielny during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on September 17, 2017
Combined XI: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Ahead of the London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea, Sports Mole selects the strongest combined XI from both squads.
Jan 2, 16:15
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger willing to bring in "exceptional player" in January
Arsene Wenger reveals that he is open to the prospect of bringing in a new player during the January transfer window if the circumstance is right.
Jan 2, 10:54
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal cannot afford any more injuries'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rules Sead Kolasinac out of Wednesday's meeting with Chelsea, while Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil have a chance of featuring.
Jan 2, 10:19
General view inside the Emirates, taken September 2016
Arsenal 'lining up move for Kerem Demirbay'
Arsenal are reportedly ready to rival Everton in the race to sign Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay during the January transfer window.
Jan 2, 09:57
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Result: Arsenal held to dramatic draw as Arsene Wenger breaks record
Arsene Wenger's record-breaking 811th match as a Premier League manager ends in disappointment as West Bromwich Albion score a late equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw.
Dec 31, 18:25
Mesut Ozil looks forlorn during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Team News: Mesut Ozil omitted from Arsenal squad to face West Bromwich Albion
Mesut Ozil is not in the Arsenal matchday squad to face West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday.
Dec 31, 15:35
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town on November 29, 2017
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil 'gives Barcelona two conditions'
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil reportedly tells Barcelona that two conditions must be met if he is to sign for the Catalan giants.
Dec 29, 11:52
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's third during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Arsenal on December 28, 2017
Result: Alexis Sanchez brace fires Arsenal past Crystal Palace
Arsenal end Crystal Palace's eight-match unbeaten streak and move to within one point of the top four courtesy of a 3-2 victory.
Dec 28, 21:53
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Arsenal to make offer for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema?
Arsenal are reportedly preparing to offer £35.5m for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema during the January transfer window.
Dec 28, 18:46
Riyad Mahrez celebrates grabbing the equaliser during the Premier League game between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion on October 16, 2017
Arsenal to revive interest in Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez?
Arsenal are reportedly ready to reignite their interest in Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez during the January transfer window.
Dec 28, 17:18
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'I would scrap January transfer window'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that he would scrap the January transfer window in favour of players committing to clubs for an entire season.
Dec 27, 10:58

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