Arsenal Vs Wolverhampton: Mesut Ozil Went Into A Strange Territory

Arsenal has not had the continuous presence of Mesut Ozil after signing him, and he was signed some four years ago. And he is still going into a new territory. There are no Arsenal players who have a difference in the opinion just like Mesut Ozil. Even in the midst of a 15-game unbeaten race, the question was there about him, how profitable he is in the long run, despite his new claim that he would be a Gunner till his retirement.

Preventing Leicester City, he has not been the best at all under Unai Emery, and there is no shadow on the fact. And while we are used to the discrepancies, that’s what we’re not used to what comes against Wolverhampton. Ozil has to go to the place he has never been to for gameplay. I cannot say much about Mesut Ozil’s match opposite Liverpool. It was a kind of direct reaction of his frustration opposite Crystal Palace when he became subbed just after the timeline after it initially seemed as if Lacazette would come out.
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Cech Proves Himself, But Suffers Injury

Petr Cech might be sidelined in the coming weeks, which Unai Emery expects since he suffered an injury in the game last Saturday. This was the game that Arsenal played and won over Watford with a score of 2-0. Cech suffered an injury in his hamstring which happened during the first half of the game at Emirates Stadium; Arsenal manager, however fears that, due to the injury, the star player of Chelsea would have to be kept on the sidelines till his injury has healed completely.

Being 26 years of age, his health and fitness to play is being assessed by the medical team of Arsenal. As per experts, having suffered a hamstring injury, he would have to lay up for a period of two to three weeks and the team management hopes that no more period is required for healing. Once confirmation is given for Cech’s injury absence, Emery would have to rely on the skills of Bernd Leno, who also proved a reliable ally in the game against Watford. Continue reading Cech Proves Himself, But Suffers Injury

Wright on Ozil

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes that Mesut Ozil will be a better player at Manchester United than at Arsenal.  Ozil Is out of contract in the summer, and he has yet to sign a new contract with the Gunners. This has given rise to many speculations with several clubs in England and Europe interested in the German international.

It is reported that Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing the player to Manchester United. Mesut Ozil played for Jose Mourinho during his time at Real Madrid and would be interested to be reunited to his former manager.
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DORTMUND HOLD OUT FOR £60 MILLION

German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund want £60 million for 28-year old Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports. Arsenal are keen on signing the player to boost their goalscoring chances after releasing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United and Theo Walcott to Everton FC.

The embattled Gabon international is also very open to leaving Germany for England. Arsenal submitted a bid of £50 million but Dortmund rejected it. Having not made headway with the striker, they are willing to listen to offers but only from £60 million. Continue reading DORTMUND HOLD OUT FOR £60 MILLION

OZIL BOOSTS ARSENAL

Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal could be boosted by the return of Mesut Ozil much earlier than expected. The German midfielder was diagnosed with a long-term injury that could have potentially kept him until the middle of January. He has missed the last couple of matches. Ozil is one of the several players on the sidelines for the Gunners, but Arsenal’s form has improved in the last few matches. He has not played since the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea, but Arsenal have been unbeaten in the last four. This includes two back-to-back victories in the Premier League, although they were only against Sunderland and Burnley.

The injury crisis slowly appears to be clearing for the North London team. They recently welcomed Theo Walcott back into action for the first time this campaign. The England international has spent several months on the sidelines after suffering a major knee injury at the end of last campaign. Ironically, Arsenal failed to identify the injury for Ozil and it was only brought to the attention by the German football Association when he was involved in the international duty. Back then, his recovery time was put at 12 weeks but Wenger says that Ozil could be back in around half that time.

“He is out for a while now, I think at least six weeks. I didn’t even know about it. At half-time, just before we went out, the physio told me he had a little pain in his knee, but it’s not bad and he wanted to go on. I told him ‘if you don’t feel well tell me and I will take you off straight away’, but he never did and I left him on because we needed to find a goal,” said Wenger about Ozil’s injury and the club’s failure to recognise this problem.

Is Cabaye heading back to England?

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye has admitted he could be tempted back to the Premier League after struggling to nail down a starting spot with the French champions. Cabaye returned to Ligue 1 in January after PSG agreed a reported £10million deal to sign the midfielder from Newcastle.

The 28-year old’s time in the French capital hasn’t gone exactly to plan, however, and the former Lille star has now admitted he is far from happy with his current situation and missing playing in England. Continue reading Is Cabaye heading back to England?

ARSENAL BLOW

Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their hopes of reaching the final of the FA Cup with the news that star midfielder Mesut Ozil will be unavailable for the semi-final against Wigan athletic. The FA Cup now presents a great opportunity for Arsenal to end the trophy drought, as they are much better than the currently in the competition. The likes of Wigan are certainly capable of coming up with a surprise result on their day after all they managed to knock out the likes of Manchester city prior to this round. However, Arsenal are certainly the better team on paper.

Arsene Wenger, though, will not be able to field the £ 42 million signing Ozil for this match since he has not recovered sufficiently from the hamstring injury he suffered during the 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich a few weeks ago. Arsenal’s challenge in the Premier league has almost concluded after the 1-1 draw with Manchester city, but the team has the opportunity to win the FA Cup. Ozil has been criticised heavily for his poor performances of late, but he played a huge role in helping the club reach this stage. He was the star player in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Everton in the quarter-finals.

“The FA Cup will be too soon for him, but he will hopefully be back soon after that. He is still out. The earliest [he will be back] is next week, the latest is the week after. They are all right. They are doing well. It is still early for them. Of course, for Theo the season is finished, and Jack is progressing well,” said Wenger giving out the latest injury updates for the upcoming few weeks. Arsenal will face Everton on Sunday in a match that could decide their fate in the top four of the Premier league.

UNDER PRESSURE

Arsenal’s club record signing Mesut Ozil has come under intense criticism in the last few weeks following a run of poor performances, which reached its peak in the 5-1 thumping at the hands of Liverpool. Ozil was brought to the club for a record £ 42.5 million from Real Madrid in the summer. He provided an instant lift to the club, which was reeling on the back of the opening day defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. Arsenal managed to go through several months on the high of signing Ozil that they have been top of the table for most of the season.

The performances of the German, though, have dropped in recent weeks and he was at his worst in the defeat against Liverpool on Saturday. He was responsible for two of the five goals scored by Liverpool, as he lost the ball very carelessly in the middle of the park. Amidst a lot of criticism for the player, manager Arsene Wenger has defended him ahead of the match with Manchester United. He says that every Arsenal player was guilty of poor performance against Liverpool and it was wrong to condemn only Ozil for this defeat.

He expected the German to come back strongly when Arsenal take on United at the Emirates looking to go top of the table.

“It’s always a disappointment to lose a game but we’ve been very stable defensively; we’d just been on a 10-game unbeaten run so you can’t see one game as a trend. It’s down to the team to respond in a positive way. Mesut Ozil? He was like everybody on Saturday – he was not in a good day. There’s nobody really to ostracise from that game – we are just conscious we were not good enough,” said Wenger in the pre-match press conference.

OZIL HEADS TO ARSENAL

Arsenal is not a club characterized on spending huge amounts of money on a player but they headlined the news when Mesut Ozil was penned up for a club-record fee of £42.5 million.

The money was however well spent as the German player is playing a key part in Arsenal superb form that sees them toppling the Premier League in 1st place. The coach of Manchester United revealed that he had the chance on signing Ozil before the German made his move to Arsenal.

Moyes said. “We didn’t need that position at the time. I didn’t even say it was an interest, it was put to us and it was just something at the time we didn’t need.

“As a very private person I’m enjoying the area, there’s always something to see, something to discover.”

Arsenal is leading the charge not only in the Premier League but also in Group F of the Champions League as they are starting to reveal themselves as a top team for this season and Ozil plays a crucial part in their recent burst of success.

Mesut Ozil had to be the scapegoat for Real Madrid as they signed Gareth Bale but this move gave Arsenal the chance to sign a world class midfielder which has lifted the hopes for the English club to win the trophy they have failed to obtain since 2003.

The former Real Madrid player talked about what it feels like to be in Arsenal.

“Everyone is equal at this club from the cleaning lady to the chairman.

“Everyone is important, but nobody thinks they’re better than anyone else. Everyone treats each other with politeness and respect. The city is fantastic’’.

“I think it’s one of the most ­beautiful cities in the world.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa 2-1 Highlights & Goals (23-Feb-2013) – English Premier League

A deadly double from Santi Cazorla saw Arsenal return to winning ways as they edged out Aston Villa 2-1 at Emirates Stadium. On the back of a tough week which had seen the Gunners crash out of the FA Cup and suffer a UEFA Champions League battering at the hands of Bayern Munich, one very early effort from Cazorla and one very late one, after Andreas Weimann had levelled for the visitors, offered welcome relief to Arsene Wenger and his troops – who are now just one point adrift of the top four.

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