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Is Mesut Ozil Good or Bad for Arsenal? We’ll Probably Never Have an Answer

Posted on 2 Sep, 2017, by in Soccer

One of the players Arsenal fans love to complain about the most when things are going poorly for them is Mesut Ozil, the mercurial German midfielder who, into his fifth and perhaps final season at the club, has still failed to deliver on the promise he arrived with from Real Madrid. More

Arsenal FC – Arsene Wenger Doesn’t Know Why This Keeps Happening to Him

Posted on 23 Nov, 2014, by in Soccer

For years the criticism directed at Arsene Wenger suggested he doesn’t spend enough money on elite players. Over the last two seasons he has changed his way, bringing in the likes of Mesut Ozil last year and Alexis Sanchez in 2014. The results haven’t improved. In fact, it’s gotten to be a lot worse. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil Keeps Reaches New Lows

Posted on 17 Sep, 2014, by in Soccer

It seems that Mesut Ozil finds himself facing new and harsher criticism with every bad match and result for Arsenal, constantly fueling the discussion of whether it truly is his fault that he has been playing so poorly or is it more a matter of positioning and having the right players around him. More

Real Madrid: The Good Looking Players Conspiracy Theory

Posted on 2 Sep, 2014, by in Soccer

The arrivals of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez while Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria were sold makes many wonder if there is something more important to Real Madrid than winning titles. Might it be selling jerseys by putting more attractive faces in front of the camera the real agenda behind these decisions? More

Arsenal FC – Olivier Giroud Isn’t Useless After All

Posted on 24 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

Deep down inside, Arsene Wenger wishes he had a better striker than Olivier Giroud. However, on the current Arsenal team, he is the best he’s got, which is weird (or not, depending on how familiar you are with the French manager’s logic) he’d put himself with his back against the wall until opting to use the forward to save himself from the first loss of the season. More

17 Footballers Taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on 20 Aug, 2014, by in Miscellaneous

Trends travel fast, and taking the ice bucket challenge, serving as a way to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or also Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a celebrity fad at the moment, which includes football stars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Gerrard and Mesut Ozil taking it head on. More

Arsenal FC – Aaron Ramsey Will Determine How Far They Go

Posted on 11 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

Even with a fully healthy Aaron Ramsey, it’s doubtful Arsenal would have stayed much longer in the title race. And yet this season once again begins with gushing hope, which relies on the injury-free status of the 23-year old Welshman, elevating himself to the status of the team’s most important player. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil Really Helpful When He Doesn’t Play

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

More than anything, Arsenal needed toughness and bravery in the North London derby. Arsene Wenger changed his tactics to fit a team out to bite on counter attacks and then sit back and defend. The plan worked well with Tomas Rosicky providing the goal and eventual winner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla did a great job in the middle of the pitch and Mesut Ozil played his part by not being available, which actually helped his team. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil is a Scapegoat

Posted on 13 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s easy to target Mesut Ozil as the centerpiece of disappointment at Arsenal. His body language, his price tag and actually building him up to be the reason that Arsenal succeeded early in the season, making them favorites to win the league for a short while. But throwing all the blame on him is a bit too much. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil & Olivier Giroud Failing Together

Posted on 12 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

Another big occasion, and another match in which Mesut Ozil pulls off his famous disappearing act, while Olivier Giroud, worn out from being the only viable striker on this Arsenal team Arsene Wenger built, didn’t do much better in another rather bland 90 minutes from the French striker. More