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Mesut Ozil | Midfielder

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

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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

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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

Mesut Ozil returned as a substitute against Spurs in last weekend's FA Cup match and a further week to recover should see him rested and ready to resume his starting role.

Speaking ahead of the Week 21 match-up with Aston Villa, Arsene Wenger said "[Giroud and Ozil] had a good training session[s] yesterday and today they had no problem. They could be back." There is no reason to suspect that either player will be rested further or rotated given the likely absence of Aaron Ramsey and the definite absences of Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner. Assuming good health both players are very likely to be staples in the Arsenal starting eleven throughout the second half of the Premier League season.

Record signing Mesut Ozil has been given at least a slight chance of returning for Arsenal against Spurs for Saturday's FA Cup match.

Ozil has been out since coming off after 80 minutes on Boxing Day. He missed the matches against Newcastle and Cardiff City with a shoulder injury. In making team announcements ahead of the FA Cup clash with Tottenham on Saturday, Arsene Wenger indicated that Ozil has recovered sufficiently to at least have a chance to play against Spurs. With a week until the next Premier League match it stands to reason that he will be ready to go against Aston Villa when the league schedule resumes.
Source: BBC.com
Jan 3 - 12:18 PM

Mesut Ozil missed Arsenal's win over Newcastle due to a shoulder injury and he's expected to miss the New Years Day match against Cardiff City.

The injury is not supposed to be serious and Ozil has a chance to return on the 11th of January. Arsenal play at home against one of the worst away teams in the league and shouldn't miss the playmaker too much.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Arsenal and Everton shared the points at The Emirates after two late goals from Mesut Ozil and Gerard Deulofeu.

Arsenal took the lead late in the game but substitute Gerard Deulofeu scored a screamer to tie the game. Olivier Giroud struck the woodwork late with a fantastic shot but was unlucky it didn't go in. Both teams looked dangerous and took turns attacking the opposition in what was one of the best games of the season. Arsenal are deservedly top of the table and Everton are climbing quickly, currently sitting in fifth place.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 12:56:00 PM