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Unai Emery denies having training-ground row with Mesut Ozil

Posted Sunday, August 26, 2018 by PA67 hits

Arsenal manager Unai Emery denied he had a training-ground row with Mesut Ozil in the build-up to his side’s 3-1 Premier League win over West Ham.Ozil was not included in the matchday squad for the game at the Emirates Stadium and reports in Brazil suggested it was because of a falling out with Emery on Friday.However the Spaniard insisted that Ozil’s absence was due to illness and t...Full Story »

Ozil criticism 'hypocritical', says Klopp

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Goal.com127 hits

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels the controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's photograph with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been blown out of proportion. Arsenal playmaker Ozil and Manchester City midfielder Gundogan posed for a picture with the authoritarian leader during his visit to London in May, prompting a storm of criticism that overshadowed Germany's pr...Full Story »

Arsenal fans blast Mesut Ozil & Hector Bellerin after Chelsea (AFTV Videos)

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS249 hits

Chelsea vs Arsenal Arsenal took on Chelsea in today’s final Premier League game of the day. Chelsea came into the game after picking up a 3-0 win vs Huddersfield. Arsenal, on the other hand, lost 2-0 against Manchester City. As a result, Unai Emery went into this game without a win as Arsenal boss. However, things did not start off well for Arsenal as Pedro opened the scoring for Ch...Full Story »

Mesut Ozil sent Arsenal warning as Unai Emery issues player demands ahead of Chelsea tie

Posted Saturday, August 18, 2018 by Express.co.uk243 hits

Arsenal news: Unai Emery is demanding more of Mesut Ozil No wonder new manager Unai Emery is demanding more. Despite starting with him slightly deeper than is customary in the opening game against Manchester City on Sunday which they lost 2-0, it was still the usual largely anonymous display whenever Arsenal did not have the ball. Pretty much until the 84th minute, that was – when Eders...Full Story »

Kroos slams Ozil's 'nonsense' racism accusations

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Goal.com124 hits

Germany star Toni Kroos has hit out at former international team-mate Mesut Ozil, suggesting his claims of racism within the team and German federation are "nonsense." Ozil stepped away from Germany duty last month at age 29 , citing racism as the main culprit after a controversial pre-World Cup photo session with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The criticism Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan ...Full Story »

Unai Emery must solve Mesut Ozil puzzle claims club legend

Posted Saturday, August 11, 2018 by Express.co.uk143 hits

Arsenal news: Mesut Ozil is key to the Gunners having a good season claims Alan Smith (Image: GETTY) MESUT OZIL remains the puzzle that Arsenal have still to unlock – and that is after five years of trying. But former Gunners striker Alan Smith believes that if new manager Unai Emery can find the key to that conundrum, it could be the trigger for a very good debut season in charge for th...Full Story »

'Racism no issue in Germany team' - Muller blames media for Ozil debacle

Posted Saturday, August 04, 2018 by Goal.com150 hits

Thomas Muller is adamant racism has never been a problem in Germany's national team despite Mesut Ozil's perceived persecution, with the Bayern Munich forward also having a pop at the "hypocritical" media. Ozil announced his retirement from international football in July after growing tired of what he felt was racist treatment on behalf of the German Football Federation (DFB), supporters and ...Full Story »

Germany players accept Ozil's retirement - Neuer

Posted Friday, August 03, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com128 hits

Mesut Ozil's Germany retirement has prompted some angry exchanges, but Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is supportive of the player. Manuel Neuer claims Germany's players have accepted the decision of Mesut Ozil to retire from international duty. Arsenal midfielder Ozil called time on his career with Die Mannschaft after Joachim Low's side saw their defence of the World Cup come to an a...Full Story »

Bobic critical of 'cowardly' Ozil

Posted Monday, July 30, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com165 hits

Former Germany international Fredi Bobic has branded Mesut Ozil "cowardly" for using social media to air his grievances with the German Football Federation (DFB). Ozil announced his retirement from international football last Sunday citing a "feeling of disrespect" for his Turkish roots as forcing the decision. The 29-year-old slammed the media and was particularly critical of DFB president ...Full Story »

Arsenal 5-1 PSG: Alexandre Lacazette scores twice, Mesut Ozil also nets

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2018 by BBC.com142 hits

Mesut Ozil captained Arsenal after quitting international football earlier in the week Substitute Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal thumped Paris St-Germain 5-1 in Singapore. Lacazette flicked in a finish from Emile Smith-Rowe's cross and headed home his second in the friendly. Mesut Ozil, who quit international football after the World Cup, captained the Gunners and stroked in the ...Full Story »

Arsenal news: Unai Emery reveals plans for Mesut Ozil next season

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk174 hits

Mesut Ozil scored Arsenal's opener against PSG Ozil scored the opener in Arsenal’s 5-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in today’s International Champions Cup clash in Singapore. The former Germany international played a key part in Arsenal’s pre-season victory in a more advanced position than usual. And that’s where Emery plans to play the 29-year-old, who got 64 minutes ...Full Story »

Germany's Reinhard Grindel: 'I should been clear' racism is unacceptable in Mesut Ozil situation

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by ESPN282 hits

Germany football federation (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel admitted mistakes in the handling of Mesut Ozil's national team status but rejected the player's allegations of racism, saying he has been stung by the criticism following the midfielder's retirement from international competition. Ozil announced his withdrawal from the national team on Sunday, citing what he believed was racist tre...Full Story »

Hamann slams DFB for 'weak leadership' in Ozil saga

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com150 hits

Former Germany international Didi Hamann has criticised the DFB (German Football Association) for their handling of the political situation surrounding Mesut Ozil. The Arsenal star announced his retirement from international football yesterday, citing discrimination from the DFB as one of the main reasons for his decision. Ozil, who has Turkish ancestry, has been heavily criticised in German...Full Story »

Mesut Ozil retires from Germany citing racism after tensions over Turkish roots

Posted Monday, July 23, 2018 by ESPN234 hits

Germany's Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from international football Sunday at the age of 29, citing racism and lashing out at the president of the German football federation. The Arsenal midfielder will not add to his 92 caps, 23 goals and 40 assists for his country following political tensions regarding his Turkish roots and being dropped from the starting XI during this summer's World...Full Story »

Arsenal transfer news: Unai Emery urged to sign star to replace Mesut Ozil

Posted Friday, July 20, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk416 hits

That’s according to Gunners legend Ray Parlour. Meyer is a free agent following the expiration of his Schalke contract at the end of last season. The German was once regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting prospects and has been linked with a move to the Emirates. New boss Unai Emery has recruited well as he looks to return Arsenal to among the Premier League’s elite follo...Full Story »

Arsenal boss Unai Emery to work with playmaker Mesut Ozil 'in a new way'

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by ESPN145 hits

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he will work with Mesut Ozil "in a new way" to get the best out of the playmaker, and urged him to come back from his holiday with "a good mentality" despite Germany's World Cup fiasco. Ozil has been criticised in Germany following the team's exit in the group stage in Russia, both for his performances on the pitch and for posing for a photo with Turkey president ...Full Story »

Picking Mesut Ozil in Germany's World Cup squad might have been a mistake - Bierhoff

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by ESPN157 hits

German Football Association general manager Oliver Bierhoff has admitted it could have been a mistake to take Mesut Ozil to the World Cup amid the controversy involving Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The day before the announcement of Germany's preliminary squad, Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan had their picture taken with Erdogan during the president's visit to London, sparking a barrage of cr...Full Story »

Ozil will 'need some time' to get over Germany's early World Cup exit

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by Goal.com139 hits

Mesut Ozil says it "hurts so much" for Germany to fall at the World Cup's first hurdle, failing to qualify for the knockout round. Although Germany beat Sweden thanks to a late Toni Kroos free-kick, defeats either side to Mexico and South Korea saw the defending champions finish bottom of Group F. Germany were among the pre-tournament favourites, having triumphed at last year's Confederation...Full Story »

Germany(N) vs Mexico - Ozil and Manuel fit for Germany’s World Cup opener

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA242 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low has no concerns over whether goalkeeper Manuel Neuer or midfielder Mesut Ozil will be ready for the champions’ World Cup opener.Despite missing most of Bayern Munich’s season with a foot injury, Neuer is in line to start against Mexico in Moscow on Sunday after playing in Die Mannschaft’s warm-up games against Austria and Saudi Arabia.Arsenal playmaker...Full Story »

Germany vs Saudi Arabia - Germany let bruised Mesut Ozil sit out Saudi Arabia friendly

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by PA198 hits

Germany will not take “unnecessary risks” with Mesut Ozil as the Arsenal midfielder looks to shake off a knee problem and be fully fit for the World Cup.The German Football Association (DFB) said Ozil had only done running exercises during Thursday’s final training session ahead of the friendly against Saudi Arabia as he continued to recover from a “minor bruise to his le...Full Story »

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