It seems that Mesut Ozil is coming under fire from all angles at the minute, but the Arsenal fans need to show our club record signing that we are behind him all the way with a rousing and determined show of support at the Emirates today.
It seems to me just one more example of anti-Arsenal bias in the media, that Ozil has been systematically attacked ever since his early high standards started to drop. Everyone knows this often happens when a foreign player comes to the Premier League, but the media are more interested in sticking the knife in to the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
Mesut Ozil shrugs off criticism with “I don’t care!” by Ash
Arsenal’s German international Mesut Ozil has sensationally swiped back at the media and fans’ criticism of him with a response that shows how he clearly isn’t affected by criticism. Ozil has come under a lot of pressure since Christmas, rightly or wrongly, because his performances have dropped after a great start.
3 assists and no goals in the last 14 games shows that something is wrong for a player that has been consistently labelled as one of the world’s best. His chances created have also dramatically dropped, however he is still statistically creating at least two goal scoring opportunities per game which is obviously good but not quite the Mesut we saw at the start of the season. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans know that club manager Arsene Wenger is not like most managers. His style has never been to blast the players with a halftime hairdryer, criticise the players publicly or put pressure on them to perform. Many would like him to be a bit more like that sometimes, but I am not going to criticise his methods.
It is how he does things and, although the title challenge looks like falling just short at the minute, it has produced great results despite terrible luck with injuries and some key decisions. Whether it has worked with Mesut Ozil, though, is another question. .......Read the full article here
Will Walcott Injury Provide Breakthrough For Young Gnabry? by AT
Losing a player of the quality of Theo Walcott at such a pivotal time in the season is a bitter pill to swallow for any club. The Englishman was in fine goal-scoring form before suffering the knee injury in the FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur and while the news doesn’t necessarily end Arsenal’s hopes of clinching the Premier League title, it certainly remains a huge blow. .......Read the full article here
From the reaction of Arsenal fans and players to the news that the Gunners had signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, it was clear that everyone expected big things from the German playmaker. Ozil is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, highlighted again last week when he was voted the best German player for the third time. .......Read the full article here
Over the past week or so, there has been plenty of news emerging on the injury front for Arsenal. While there is positive news in regards to Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, there is certainly some bad news as well because Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain seems to have suffered a setback in his rehabilitation for the knee injury he suffered in the opening day defeat against Aston Villa and the speedy winger is likely to be sidelined till well into the new year. .......Read the full article here
Because of the hamstring injury suffered by Lukas Podolski earlier in the season, Arsenal have just two German internationals in contention to play the friendly against England at Wembley tomorrow night. The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been praising one of them, Mesut Ozil, ahead of the game, but he is worried about the wrong man.
The England international told the Daily Mirror, “He’s a clever player, he doesn’t stick to one position.
“He moves along the line and behind opposition midfield and can score and assist goals so he is a fantastic players and a test for us to deal with.” .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of talk about international players this season, which is perfectly normal in the run up to the World Cup, with speculation about lots of Arsenal players, especially those like Thomas Vermaelen and whether they might be looking to move on to get regular game time to boost their chances of going to Brazil next summer.
Bit there is another side to the story, and both Serge Gnabry and Nacho Monreal have been talking about it. The Spanish left back could be forgiven for feeling frustrated, because Kieran Gibbs has been brilliant and largely kept him on the bench. Monreal has played well every chance he gets though, and as a Sky Sports report explains, he actually feels that being a Gunner is good for his international career. .......Read the full article here
Serge Gnabry must be pinching himself about how his season is going so far. The Arsenal youngster, who turned down a tempting offer to return to his boyhood club Stuttgart in the summer, went on the pre-season tour of Asia. He performed admirably in those games and perhaps it was training and playing with the first team players then that have helped him to take everything in his stride.
Last season, as well as impressing with the reserves and helping us to reach the semi-finals of the NextGen series, he became the third youngest Gunner ever to play in the Premier League, behind Wilshere and Walcott. It was Walcott’s injury this season that really opened the door to young Gnabry, and he has charged through it. .......Read the full article here
The in-coming Mesut Ozil has already destroyed Arsenal’s record transfer fee and our wage structure by earning a massive £140,000 a week over the next five years, and although he admits that he didn’t expect to be leaving Real Madrid this early in his career, now he is here he intends to help us break our trophy drought as well!
Ozil said: ‘I look forward to my future with Arsenal. In talking with Arsene Wenger, I immediately sensed what had been missing, the wholehearted trust in me. I will pay back the club and the fans in each game. Now I want to help the club to finally win a title.’ .......Read the full article here
Lukas Podolski was the first Arsenal signing of last summer, in fact the move was announced before the transfer window even opened. How nice that would have been this year eh? The German striker is now preparing for his second season in the Premier League, and he is looking forward to it with excitement and confidence.
The forward clearly needed to get used to the pace and frequency of games last season, which is why we hardly ever saw him complete 90 minutes for the Gunners. We are all hoping for more from the German this season, although his figures for scoring and assisting were pretty good, especially considering he was not the main centre forward and was experiencing English football for the first time. .......Read the full article here
I am probably not alone among the Arsenal fans in thinking that Lukas Podolski would have been better off resting or getting medical treatment on his troublesome ankle as soon as the Premier League season came to an end. Instead, the 27-year old striker has flown to America to join up with his international team mates, including Per Mertesacker, for a couple of pointless friendly games.
Podolski was taken aback, therefore, when he became the subject of criticism from Oliver Bierhoff, the former Germany forward who is now a part of the management team under Joachim Low. Bierhoff criticised Podolski for his lack of progression and suggested that he had a problem with motivation. .......Read the full article here