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Mesut Ozil | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 168

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Mesut Ozil had two great chances but one was judged to be offside and the other went just wide as Germany dropped a shocking 1-0 decision to Ireland in Dublin in Euro2016 qualifying.
Ozil was correctly judged to be offside in the first half when a ball came in from the wing. Whether or not Ozil touched it, he certainly interfered with the play so the call was a good one. Ozil's second big chance came from a ball at the edge of the box that he fired just wide. The loss leaves Germany only a single point ahead of Poland and the Republic of Ireland with one qualifying match to be played. With the Republic of Georgia the World Cup holders' final opponent they should top the group but perhaps not as comfortably as they might have hoped for. Oct 9 - 2:58 PM

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Mesut Ozil has quieted critics by coming up big in a big match as Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-0 at the Emirates.

Arsenal blitzed United from the opening kick. It was Ozil's cross cleverly back heeled in by Alexis Sanchez that opened the scoring. In a flash Arsenal were up 2-0 as Ozil calmly slotted home a Theo Walcott centering pass. Finally, it was Walcott finding Alexis for a screamer from the top of the box to finish off the scoring. The Gunners weren't nearly as dangerous after their three quick goals but they saw out the match in fairly comfortable fashion. A huge sigh of relief from the Emirates.
Oct 4 - 12:57 PM

Mesut Ozil failed to travel to Tyneside last weekend for the third time in his Arsenal career after picking up an injury in training.

Ozil is yet to play at St James’ Park in the PL having missed the Gunners previous visit – March 2015 – due to illness and the match before because of a shoulder complaint. On each occasion Ozil was only ruled out for a matter of days and this latest setback appears to be just that. Wenger confirmed the German had picked up a "minor" knee injury and should be back in training within a week. In his absence Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was afforded a rare start - on the right - [as Aaron Ramsey moved to a more central role] and it was the England internationals deflected shot which secured his sides’ eighth successive win against the Magpies.
Aug 31 - 5:50 PM

The United States took it's second straight big scalp in Europe following up a 4-3 win over Holland in Amsterdam with a 2-1 win over World Cup holders Germany in Cologne.

The United States went down early to a well-taken goal from Mario Gotze and it looked like it was going to be a long day for the Red, White and Blue. The Americans stabilized after giving up the goal and equalized through Mix Diskerud in the 41st minute. As it did against the Dutch last week, the shock came late from Bobby Wood who scored from 25 yards to give the United States the win. The win is a huge one for the United States but is mitigated to some extent for Germany by the absence of key starters for Germany and 45 minute appearances from from others including Mesut Ozil, Bastien Schweinsteiger, Andre Schurrle, Sami Khedira, and Mario Gotze.
Jun 10 - 4:41 PM

Mesut Ozil wasn't the star of Arsenal's 3-0 win over West Ham but he played a key role despite what the score sheet might say.

Ozil's day on paper reads as follows: one shot on target, two successful crosses, two fouls won. Not much to look at really but the reality speaks to a player who was in the middle of some strong attacking moves, it just wasn't his day to pick up either the goals or the assists. He was the proverbial man-behind-the-man-behind-the-man. That doesn't give much solace to fantasy managers this week but for those who own him in single ownership formats or have him cheap in salary cap leagues, it's a great sign that the more tangible successes are likely just around the corner.
Mar 17 - 10:05 AM

Mesut Ozil scored for the second straight league match to give Arsenal the initial 0-1 advantage over Tottenham but Spurs would eventually rally to beat their rivals 2-1.

It was only the second time in his Arsenal career that Ozil scored in back-to-back matches, a sign that perhaps we are set to see a good run of form from a player who has been generally disappointing since his arrival to the PL, at least when compared to the expectations. The goal came on a quick counter strike when Danny Welbeck very easily sprinted past Danny Rose and crossed into Olivier Giroud in the middle, Giroud took a single touch that appeared to be meant as a shot on target but he scuffed it perfectly into the path of a wide open Ozil out left, who side footed it home. Arsenal found their chances dwindle as the game wore on and after going on to lose, looked like a team that needed Alexis Sanchez back quickly. Winning without him against the likes of Villa is one thing, but they missed him in this one.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 7 - 10:16 AM

For players of the Yahoo fantasy game, Mesut Ozil is priced at 5.34 after a long lay-off and a -2 showing in his first match back as a substitute.

Mesut Ozil looks to be a potentially huge bargain as he returns to full health. Ozil's price is low due to a few factors with his disappointing early-season results and a long injury layoff being the two major culprits. If Ozil returns to his best, this is a huge bargain. Managers might be well-advised to think twice before investing in anything more than a bench role until we know what role he'll play and that he can overcome those early-season displays in that role.
Jan 14 - 1:04 PM

Mesut Ozil is fit again at long last and ready to be included in Arsenal's squad for the Week 21 visit of Mark Hughes and Stoke City.

As with Theo Walcott, who was brought back slowly after his various leg injuries, Mesut Ozil may be eased back into action in an effort to ensure he doesn't suffer a relapse or a related injury. With Santi Cazorla playing well in Ozil's best position, Arsene Wenger may elect to start Cazorla and have Ozil come in after 60 or so minutes to dip his toe back in the competitive waters. Once Ozil is ready to play 90 minutes again, there will be some interesting line-up choices with Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud, and Alexis Sanchez all competing for playing time. Maybe Sanchez can finally get that much needed rest.
Jan 9 - 1:37 PM

Mesut Ozil was spotted heading to a training session before the weekend win over Newcastle and is hopeful that he will return sooner than the January estimate.

There isn't a great deal of time between now and the suggested January return date that has been mooted for Mesut Ozil's return from his knee ligament injury. That said, returning in the early part of January would be a big boost for Arsene Wenger's men. Ozil told Arsenal's internal media group "I am working every day to get myself fit and I am on the right path now. It won't be much too much longer before I am back on the pitch. I hope to be back training with the whole team again as soon as possible." Make of that what you will.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:12:00 AM

The German Football Federation confirmed on Wednesday that Mesut Ozil could be ruled out until next year after a scan revealed knee ligament damage.

Ozil arrived in Germany on Monday but was rested following Sundays Premier League match against Chelsea but concerns were raised when the player complained of a problem in his knee. The Arsenal midfielder was immediately withdrawn from training and remained at the teams’ hotel for further assessment. Following a more thorough examination by renowned national team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt in Munich the diagnosis was a partial tear of the lateral [outer] band which would typically require six weeks of immobilisation plus around 4-6 weeks of rehabilitation meaning a return this year is unlikely. Ozil joins Aaron Ramsey in the treatment room but the Gunners can at least count on the impending return of Mikel Arteta while Theo Walcott is not far away.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Mesut Ozil continued his re-awakening with a solid attacking performance for Arsenal in Week 6 against Spurs.

The German play-maker had been slumping until his breakout effort against Aston Villa in Week 5. While he didn't reach those heights in Week 6 neither was he the peripheral figure that we saw in Weeks 1-4 either. The World Cup winner managed a shot on target, a corner won, and three successful crosses while being fouled three times as well. He looked even better once he moved infield and Alexis Sanchez came on.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck each had a goal and an assist in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Ozil scored the first goal of the game off a great through ball from Danny Welbeck in the 33rd minute. Less than two minutes later Ozil returned the favor, assisting on Welbeck's first goal for the Gunners since joining the team earlier this month. An own goal in the 36th minute sealed the deal as Arsenal allowed Villa just 37 percent possession and two shots on goal. The Gunners will face Tottenham at home next weekend and Villa will play on the road at Chelsea.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Mesut Ozil is ready to go for Arsenal after returning from international duty early with an ankle sprain.

Mesut Ozil hasn't been at his best for Arsenal thus far this season but he is still part of their best starting line-up and his fitness for the match with City will be important to the Gunners' chances of picking up critical points. Arsene Wenger indicated in his Friday press conference that Ozil should be fit to go. Given the opposition, he isn't necessarily a great fantasy option but he will at least be playing.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:46:00 PM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that Ozil will be included in the squad for Week 2 at Everton but he is more likely to be on the bench than start.

Arsenal have been very careful with the returns of Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski after their World Cup-winning summers. Wenger has indicated that his Germans are ready to be involved on Saturday but the implication in his statement is that they are most likely to be on the bench for Week 2. In fantasy formats where you have to make a decision before line-ups are announced then the prudent move will be to wait until Week 3 to include either Mertesacker or Ozil.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski will start training on Monday, August 11 after recovering from their World Cup-winning exertions.

While it has yet to be confirmed by the club, it seems likely that all three Germans will be held out of Arsenal's season-opening match. Their status beyond Week 1 is uncertain. None of the three are carrying any reported injuries so their participation will depend entirely on how quickly they round into shape.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:32:00 PM