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Mesut Ozil | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 168

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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. Sep 20 - 12:25 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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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.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sep 12 - 3:46 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.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 22 - 10:50 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.
Aug 10 - 12:32 PM

Germany Starting XI: Neuer; Lahm, Hummels, Boateng, Höwedes; Schweinsteiger, Khedira; Müller, Kroos, Özil; Klose.

Germany is putting out the same lineup that trashed Brazil in the semi-finals. Veteran striker Miroslav Klose will lead the line while Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil will provide support from the sides. Argentina is a lot better than Germany, so expect a much slower game today.
Jul 13 - 2:05 PM

Germany Starting XI: Neuer, Hoewedes, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Klose, Muller, Lahm (c), Kroos, Boateng.

Germany lines up the same way they did in the quarter-final, with Miroslav Klose up top and Thomas Muller on the side. Philipp Lahm will play as a right-back once again as Germany tries to make the World Cup Final.
Source: FIFA
Jul 8 - 2:58 PM

Algeria gave Germany all they could handle and forced a goalless affair after 90 minutes, but the German's class eventually shone through as they scored twice in extra time to win 2-1.

The story of the first 90 minutes belonged to each side's keepers as Manuel Neuer made some interesting decisions but got the job done regardless as he touched the ball outside of the box on at least 18 occasions. The lack of an out and out striker seemed to once again stifle their attack, but credit to Algeria for excellent defending and keeping. In extras, it was Andre Schurrle who grabbed the opener, directing a Thomas Muller cross with a backheel into the net. Ozil then put the game away with a goal to make up for an otherwise poor game. It turned out to be the game-winner as Algeria scored quickly to make it 2-1.
Jun 30 - 6:44 PM

Miroslav Klose came on as a second half substitute and scored a game-equalizing goal to save Germany from a disaster and help them to a 2-2 draw against Ghana.

There have been many great matches in this World Cup but this one was one for the books. Germany took the lead in the second half through a Mario Gotze goal but Ghana bounced back quickly and took a 2-1 lead through Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan. Second half substitute Miroslav Klose scored the equalizer after the ball was headed down to him following a corner. He is now tied with Ronaldo for the most goals in World Cup matches at 15. Arsenal star Mesut Ozil played the entire match but looked extremely exhausted by the end. He will need to rest before Germany's final match against the United States on Thursday.
Source: FIFA
Jun 21 - 5:02 PM

Germany XI: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Mertesacker, Howedes, Lahm, Khedira, Ozil, Kroos, Gotze, Muller

A predictably unchanged Germany that beat up on Portugal will look to continue their form against Ghana.
Jun 21 - 2:37 PM

Germany XI: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Mertesacker, Howedes, Khedira, Lahm, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Gotze

Ozil and Arsenal teammate Per Mertesacker fill out an XI jam packed with superstars. Andre Schurrle and Lukas Podolski begin the game on the bench.
Jun 16 - 11:12 AM

Mesut Ozil continued his return from injury with a goal and an assist against Newcastle as Arsenal won 3-0 at the Emirates.

Ozil hasn't been quite the revelation that Gooners had hoped for since coming over from Real Madrid but he did his part Monday with a goal, an assist and a few other strong passes that could have been converted. It seems clear that Ozil is most effective when partnered with a more direct player like Aaron Ramsey in midfield. With Ramsey as the focal point, Ozil and Olivier Giroud, who scored from Ozil's assist, both seem far more at ease in their roles. While Ozil's contribution will look great on the stat sheet, it should be noted that his goal looked a lot like it came from an offside position.
Apr 28 - 6:34 PM

Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil may figure in Sunday's dress rehearsal for the FA Cup Final against Hull City.

Arsenal's injury crisis is slowly coming around with Aaron Ramsey returning to action over the last few matches and now Mesut Ozil is close to a return as well. It is not certain that he'll be ready to play on Sunday but fantasy managers should watch his status for the chance that he may be available at a reasonable price for Arsenal's tame season-ending schedule.
Apr 18 - 9:24 PM

Arsenal face a deeper injury worry than was expected earlier in the week. Mesut Ozil is now expected to miss a month, and Aaron Ramsey will not be available at the weekend. The only good news is that Kim Kallstrom may be fit to face Spurs.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put in a man-of-the-match performance against Bayern from center midfield, but he may be needed on the right of the attacking trio behind Olivier Giroud. Tomas Rosicky or Mathieu Flamini could come in depending on what balance Arsene Wenger wants to create against Spurs this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 13 - 6:17 PM

Mesut Ozil injured his hamstring and came off at halftime as Arsenal bowed out of the Champions League to Bayern Munich by a 3-1 aggregate score.

The Arsenal midfield, already without Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, and Jack Wilshere, will have it's depth tested further as Mesut Ozil is expected to miss two weeks with a minor injury he picked up in the first half. Arsene Wenger will hope to get Aaron Ramsey back for this weekend's match against Spurs. He will also have to hope that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can continue his strong play filling in for Walcott.
Mar 12 - 8:04 PM

Mesut Ozil scored on Arsenal's first and assisted on their fourth in the Gunners' big win over Everton that saw them through to the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Mesut Ozil has been struggling for a while now but he reminded everyone why his arrival was so heralded in August. He provided the linkage between Arsenal's midfield and the attack. Whether Yaya Sanogo is the player to take advantage is a solid question but Arsenal managed two goals with the young forward on the field and then scored two more in quick succession to seal the match once Giroud was substituted in. The outcomes of Manchester City vs. Wigan , Hull City vs. Sunderland, and Sheffield United vs. Charlton tomorrow will determine the other three semi-finalists.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 8 - 10:13 PM