Mesut Ozil

Born: October 15, 1988 (age 29)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Nationality: Germany German

Position: Attacking midfielder
Team: Arsenal (no. 11)
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil in action during his side's Champions League clash with Ludogorets Razgrad at the Emirates Stadium on October 19, 2016
Career History
Youth2005-2006Schalke 04
Senior2006-2008Schalke 04
2008-2010Werder Bremen
2010-2013Real Madrid
2013-Arsenal
International2009-Germany
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Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring with Hector Bellerin during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on November 18, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil love Arsenal'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both "love" the club after the Gunners' 2-0 derby win over Tottenham Hotspur.
11:18
Mesut Ozil looks forlorn during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil: 'We believed in ourselves against Tottenham Hotspur'
Mesut Ozil praises his Arsenal teammates following their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates.
Nov 18, 16:02
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'We had urgency on our side against Tottenham'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praises his team's performance following a 2-0 win over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Nov 18, 15:22
Alexis Sanchez fires in the second during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on November 18, 2017
Result: Arsenal earn North London derby bragging rights
Arsenal move to within one point of Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-0 win over their North London rivals.
Nov 18, 14:25
Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino shake hands prior to the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on March 5, 2016
Preview: Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Nov 17, 14:41
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Barcelona consider Mesut Ozil as Philippe Coutinho alternative?
Barcelona will consider moving for Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil in January as an alternative option to Philippe Coutinho, according to a report.
Nov 17, 09:35
Anthony Martial in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Arsenal 'eyeing move for Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw'
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing out-of-favour Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw during the January transfer window.
Nov 16, 22:04
Santi Cazorla of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015
Alex Iwobi: 'Santi Cazorla is best I have played with'
Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi chooses Santi Cazorla ahead of the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette as the best player he has played with.
Nov 16, 15:47
Harry Kane takes a shot past Gabriel during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on March 5, 2016
Harry Kane's record vs. Arsenal
Ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's trip to face North London rivals Arsenal on Saturday, Sports Mole looks at Harry Kane's previous record against the Gunners.
Nov 16, 07:00
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'December deadline for Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger suggests that he would be open to selling Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window.
Nov 15, 18:00
AS Monaco and France winger Thomas Lemar in action for his country during their international friendly with England on June 13, 2017
Arsenal to move on from Thomas Lemar deal?
Arsenal will reportedly end their interest in Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar with other targets now in the frame for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Nov 15, 12:28
Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring his side's 3rd goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group C qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Cologne, western Germany on October 11, 2013
Result: Lars Stindl helps Germany snatch last-ditch draw against France
Germany score in the final minute to rescue a 2-2 draw against France in their friendly international.
Nov 14, 22:32
Emre Can in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on October 14, 2017
Team News: Emre Can handed start in Germany defence
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can features in the Germany defence for the international friendly with France.
Nov 14, 18:52
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Atletico Madrid 'contact Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil'
Atletico Madrid reportedly signal their intent to try to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil on a pre-contract agreement in January.
Nov 13, 17:51
Porto's Algerian midfielder Yacine Brahimi (C) vies with Pacos de Ferreira's midfielder Pele (L) during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs FC Pacos de Ferreira at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 5, 2015.
Report: Arsenal consider Yacine Brahimi swoop
Arsenal reportedly consider Porto winger Yacine Brahimi as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.
Nov 13, 13:23
Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir shoots the ball during the French L1 football match Lyon (OL) vs Guingamp (EAG) on November 9, 2014
Arsenal 'closing in on £60m Nabil Fekir deal'
Arsenal are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir for £60m in January, paving the way for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to leave.
Nov 13, 09:08
England striker Tammy Abraham sees a shot blocked during his side's friendly with Germany at Wembley on November 10, 2017
Result: Inexperienced England hold world champions Germany to stalemate
England hold world champions Germany to a 0-0 draw at Wembley despite naming their least experienced starting lineup since 1980.
Nov 10, 21:56
Julian Draxler in action during the World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland and Germany on October 5, 2017
Arsenal 'targeting Julian Draxler in Alexis Sanchez swap deal'
Arsenal are linked with a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler.
Nov 10, 20:24
Tammy Abraham represents England Under-19s against Japan Under-19s on November 15, 2015
Team News: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham start for England
England boss Gareth Southgate hands debuts to Jordan Pickford, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham for the friendly international with Germany at Wembley.
Nov 10, 18:51
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Arsenal 'want £30m from Manchester United for Mesut Ozil'
Arsenal will reportedly demand "at least £30m" for Mesut Ozil in January amid interest from Manchester United.
Nov 9, 06:05
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Lee Dixon: 'Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil should have been sold'
Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon claims that former incarnations of the team would not have tolerated contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Nov 8, 21:30
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Mesut Ozil to sign new Arsenal deal?
Mesut Ozil reportedly wants the number 10 shirt as one of his conditions for signing a new deal at Arsenal.
Nov 8, 09:38
Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Martin Keown: 'Jack Wilshere has to start in Premier League'
Former Arsenal centre-back Martin Keown calls on Arsene Wenger to hand Jack Wilshere a recall to the club's Premier League side.
Nov 7, 11:48
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Team News: Alex Iwobi replaces Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal at Manchester City
Arsene Wenger picks Alex Iwobi up front for Arsenal as Alexandre Lacazette drops to the bench ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Nov 5, 13:22
Aaron Ramsey lets it all hang out during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Aaron Ramsey: 'Arsenal have recovered from weird start to season'
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says that his side have recovered following their "weird" start to the season.
Nov 4, 11:28
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola defends Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola defends Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil ahead of the Premier League fixture between the two sides on Sunday afternoon.
Nov 3, 14:36
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger offers a hand to Manchester City's Pep Guardiola following the FA Cup semi-final on April 23, 2017
Preview: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Sunday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
Nov 3, 14:00
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger offers a hand to Manchester City's Pep Guardiola following the FA Cup semi-final on April 23, 2017
Combined XI: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Ahead of Sunday's Premier League showdown between leaders Manchester City and Arsenal, Sports Mole selects a combined XI from the two squads.
Nov 3, 11:41
Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger keen to resolve Jack Wilshere future
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he is keen to resolve the future of Jack Wilshere - who has less than a year left on his contract - by the end of December.
Nov 2, 11:37
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger provides update on January plans
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he 'does not know' whether he will splash the cash in the January transfer window.
Nov 1, 16:50
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Chelsea to offer Cesc Fabregas new deal to warn off Manchester United?
Chelsea are reportedly keen to offer Cesc Fabregas a new deal in order to fight off interest from Manchester United.
Oct 31, 09:27
Jorginho in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Arsenal considering move for Napoli playmaker Jorginho?
Arsenal could look to make a move for 25-year-old Napoli playmaker Jorginho, according to a report in the press.
Oct 30, 17:28
Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal on July 30, 2017
Mesut Ozil: 'Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Karim Benzema'
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says that teammate Alexandre Lacazette is capable of emulating the achievements of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.
Oct 30, 14:16
Aaron Ramsey scores during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Swansea City on October 28, 2017
Result: Arsenal fight back to edge out Swansea City
Arsenal overturn an early deficit to run out 2-1 winners against Swansea City in their Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Oct 28, 16:51
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Team News: Arsenal unchanged against Swansea City
Arsene Wenger names an unchanged lineup as Arsenal welcome Swansea City.
Oct 28, 14:03
Sead Kolasinac scores the equaliser during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Swansea City on October 28, 2017
Live Commentary: Arsenal 2-1 Swansea City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Swansea City in the Premier League.
Oct 28, 14:00
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Mesut Ozil: 'I want to give my all to Arsenal'
Mesut Ozil insists that he is focused on giving his all for Arsenal amid rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
Oct 27, 22:34
Nikola Vlasic and Idrissa Gueye take on Mesut Ozil during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Mesut Ozil is motivated at Arsenal'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Mesut Ozil's contribution against Everton proves that the German is "motivated" to perform for the Gunners.
Oct 26, 14:59
A general view inside the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2015
Preview: Arsenal vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium.
Oct 26, 13:08
Nikola Vlasic and Idrissa Gueye take on Mesut Ozil during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger downplays Mesut Ozil to Manchester United links
Arsene Wenger claims that Mesut Ozil's "superb" display in the 5-2 win against Everton offers proof that he is not desperate to leave Arsenal, contrary to recent reports.
Oct 22, 17:42



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185