Petr Cech claims that midfielder Mesut Ozil is one of the biggest threats for Arsenal

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech claims that midfielder Mesut Ozil is one of the biggest threats for Arsenal, as the unpredictability provided by the German is especially tough for goalkeepers.


Cech has played alongside Ozil for his first season after the move to the Emirates stadium last summer.

Even though the season has ended without any trophies for the Czech Republic goalkeeper, it has been positive campaign on a personal level. He has also witnessed Ozil step up his game a lot more compared to recent seasons.

The German recently claimed that the secret towards his consistent campaign was a significant change in early-season preparation in order to counter the lack of winter break. The 2015-16 campaign was one of the best for Ozil after he came very close to beating the Premier League assist record that has been standing for a more than a decade. The former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry holds the record for the most number of assists (20) in a Premier League season. Ozil came within one assist of this record. The main challenge for Ozil will be to continue replicating this form even into next season. This may be difficult because Ozil is likely to be the main man for Germany at the Euro 2016.
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Changes coming to Liverpool both on the pitch and off the pitch

Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bring success back to Liverpool and as such is keen to make changes not only in his squad but also in his staff.

There is news that Liverpool might be interested in signing the FC Cologne pair Horn and Hector as well as Bayern Munich fitness coach.


It is reported that Matthias Hamann, the German scout for Liverpool has been following the two FC Cologne players for some time now and is due to present his findings to the Liverpool management. Both Timo Horn and Jonas Hector plays for FC Cologne and is considered as some high potential players. With Klopp desperate to bring new faces to this team next season, these two players can certainly add some quality to an ever improving Liverpool squad.

Jurgen Klopp apparently does also want to bring changes to his backroom staff and as such may have signed the Bayern Munich fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer. Many newspapers have reported that this is a done deal and that the new fitness coach will join Liverpool in the summer. He will be replacing Ryland Morgans who have already left the club. (more…)

Barcelona interested in Mesut Ozil

Barcelona might be interested in signing Mesut Ozil in the summer with the Spanish club preparing a player and money deal. There is a special clause in Ozil contract that specifies that Real Madrid has the first refusal in case he is sold to a rival Spanish club. So as to circumvent this clause, Barcelona will try to offer players in exchange of Ozil.

The three players that will be offered to Arsenal are ArdaTuran, Sandro Ramirez and Munir El Haddadi and in fairness will not be a big upgrade on players Arsenal currently has. If ever, Ozil is going to be sold it is likely that Wenger will be interested in a transfer fee above the £42.5million that Arsenal paid to Real Madrid in 2013.

Mesut Ozil has made 110 appearances so far for the Gunners and has scored 19 goals. However, Ozil should not be judged by the number of goals he scored but rather on the number of assists, and chances created. And it is this creativity that Barcelona will want to bring to the Nou Camp. And with players such as Messi, Suarez and Neymar up front, a team consisting of Ozil behind these forwards can be difficult to stop.

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MesutOzil created 10 chances but 0 goals were scored

MesutOzil has undoubtedly been one of the main figures of Arsenal in this season. The German has provided his teammates with 16 assists which is more than anyone else in the entire Premier League and the German was once again in sublime form during Arsenal’s goal-less draw against Southampton.

Arsenal hosted Southampton at the Emirates Stadium and even though Ozil created 10 goal-scoring chances, it wasn’t enough for his teammates to capitalize as the match finalized without any goals for either side.

Southampton’s Fraser Forster was on fire in this match as the English goal-keeper made a number of brilliant saves which kept his team from falling behind in the scoreboard but these are the kind of matches that Arsenal have to win if they want to continue charging for the top spot of the Premier League. (more…)

Jack Wilshere’s future is edged towards Manchester City and Arsenal

One of the top summer targets of Manchester City is Paul Pogba of Juventus but trying to sign the French player is very difficult as he is also being targeted by a number of top European clubs including: Manchester United, Chelsea, PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Taking into consideration just how complicated it will be to sign Paul Pogba, Manchester City are already searching for a backup option and one of these backup’s is Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere.

Manchester City are believed to be preparing an offer of around €40 million in order to tempt Arsenal in selling Wilshere but the English player might be out of the reach of Manchester City as well because Arsene Wenger is not interested in releasing one of his most promising young figures.

The French manager Arsene Wenger is viewing Jack Wilshere as the future of Arsenal’s central midfield and will attempt to secure his services for as long as possible. Even at his young age, Wilshere is already one of the candidates of becoming the captain of Arsenal in the near future.

Jack Wilshere currently has a contract with Arsenal which extends until 2018 and he is earning €60,0000 but a pay raise is expecting to be given to him within the next few weeks as a way to motivate Wilshere to keep on playing at the Emirates Stadium and not have any interest of joining any other clubs despite how tempting their offers might be. (more…)

Mame Biram Diouf says that he is extremely grateful to manager

Stoke City striker Mame Biram Diouf says that he is extremely grateful to manager Mark Hughes for giving him the opportunity to impress at the Premier League club.

After struggling with the likes of Manchester United and Blackburn in his two years in English football, it appeared to be certain that Diouf would be written off as a massive flop. This, however, has changed after just 12 months at the Britannia stadium. Stoke took the gamble on the former Hannover 96 player and it has paid off with a return of 13 goals in all competitions last season.

Some of his goals were also extremely important and the Senegalese striker looks set to remain as a key part of the club’s play going into the new campaign. Since he is just 27 years of age, he can prove to be the perfect replacement for Peter Crouch. The former Liverpool and Tottenham forward is coming to the end of his career. Stoke have already been looking at a couple of forwards in order to act as the backup for Diouf. The African forward did not have a happy time in German football too after scoring just eight goals for Hannover. (more…)

Arsenal have reached yet another consecutive FA Cup final

Arsenal have reached yet another consecutive FA Cup final and they are once again favourites to lift the trophy as they will be facing an Aston Villa team that has just avoid relegation.

After being heavily criticised for his performances during the summer, Mesut Ozil have been showing significantly better form in the second half of the season. His presence in the team has helped Arsenal win 16 out of the last 20 matches in all competitions. This run has almost put them on the verge of a top two finish for the first time in more than a decade.

More importantly, they have the chance to end the season with a piece of silverware to show for their efforts. Ozil says that the possibility of playing for a second consecutive season at the new Wembley is something that gives the team a lot of pride and joy. Villa may have knocked out Liverpool in the semifinals, but Arsenal remain confident that they can win the title. Ozil has contributed five goals and nine assists in the 28 matches this season. Even though more was expected when he signed for £ 42 million from Real Madrid, this is a considerable improvement over the last season. (more…)

Mesut Ozil may look to demand a transfer away from Arsenal

After being heavily criticised towards the end of last season, it was feared that Mesut Ozil may look to demand a transfer away from Arsenal.

He did not appear well-suited to the rigours of English football where players now not even get to enjoy a winter break. In the last few months, though, there have been signs that Ozil may start to recapture his old form. This was finally evident in the 4-1 thrashing of Liverpool during the weekend when the German midfielder scored one of the goals from a freekick. After the match, he stated that he is starting to enjoy English football where games come thick and fast.

Last season, Ozil was visibly tired in the second half and this forced manager Arsene Wenger to rest him even from high-profile matches in the Champions League. After almost 2 years in the Premier League, it appears that the 27-year-old is starting to get used to a regular run of matches without rest. Signed from Real Madrid for £42.5 million, Ozil is the club’s record signing and it was expected that the team would be built around him. The German is showing finally that he is capable of being the main man in a team unlike at Real Madrid. (more…)

Mesut Ozil needs tp deliver in Big Matches

Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicolas says that Mesut Ozil needs to deliver in the big matches more often than not.

The German international appeared to be a major hit in his first months that Arsenal after making a £ 40 million move from Real Madrid. Since then, he has suffered from a huge dip in form and several injuries. It has taken the shine away from his game and Ozil still continues to search for his best form. Manager Arsene Wenger expected the German international to get back to his best this season, but it is yet to happen so far.

Alexis Sanchez has been stealing the limelight ahead ofOzil. The Chilean winger has been going through a similar patch of form as experienced by Ozil immediately upon his arrival. While the German has scored four goals and created four more in 14 appearances this campaign, Sanchez is closing in on the 20 goal mark for the season. In addition to this, he also has created eight more goals for his teammates. Former Arsenal forward Nicolas, though, believes that both players have not performed well in the big matches. His criticism comes after Ozil scored in the recent North London derby only to see Arsenal suffer a 2-1 defeat. (more…)

Liverpool disappointed again the League

Liverpool were once again disappointing in the league after they threw away a two-goal lead to only manage a 2-2 draw with Leicester City.

Nigel Pearson’s team came to Anfield bottom of the league table, but they put in a spirited performance that earned them a point. It could have been much more had it not been for some poor refereeing decisions, which handed Liverpool two penalties in the 90 minutes.

Steven Gerrard converted both penalties with amazing ease, but Leicester came back at them without grievances over the poor decisions.

Amazingly, Liverpool conceded both goals in the space of two minutes with David Nugent starting the comeback in the 58th minute. (more…)

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