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Mesut Ozil

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


Birthdate:  October 15, 1988    Birthplace:  Gelsenkirchen, West Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 0"    

April 20, 2014    Mesut Ozil News

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Ozil has returned from his hamstring injury and is in the starting XI for Sunday's match against Hull City.

Ozil has missed more than a month with his hamstring injury, last playing on March 11 against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. He is a huge boost for the Gunners, who have favorable matchups throughout the rest of the season.

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April 16, 2014

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Ozil is expected to return from his hamstring injury to play Sunday against Hull City, the Independent reports.

Ozil has not played since suffering the injury in Arsenal's Champions League match against Bayern Munich back on March 11. He'll be a huge boost in the midfield, while finally getting to partner again with Aaron Ramsey for the first time since Boxing Day. Ozil has four goals and eight assists in Premier League play this season, although his last assist was back on January 28 against Southampton and his last goal came on December 8 against Everton.

April 10, 2014

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Ozil (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's FA Cup semifinal against Wigan, but may be able to return for the following weekend's Premier League match against Hull City, the club's official web site reports.

Ozil has not played since March 11 against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and will be a huge boost when he does return. The German midfielder has not scored in a Premier League game since December 8 against Everton, with his last assist coming back on January 28 against Southampton.

March 11, 2014

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Ozil suffered a hamstring injury during the first half of Arsenal's Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, Oliver Kay of The Times reports. Manager Arsene Wenger said after the match that "it looks quite serious. For sure he's out for at least a few weeks."

Ozil was a surprise sub at halftime, with Tomas Rosicky taking his place. The news of a hamstring injury surely helps explain that, and Arsenal will now be without another top midfielder, with Theo Walcott out for the year, and Aaron Ramsey still working his way back from a thigh injury. It comes at an incredible tough time for the Gunners, who face Spurs, Chelsea, Swansea, Manchester City, and Everton in their next five Premier League matches.

March 8, 2014

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Ozil contributed a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup.

The Gunners finally saw a return of the fully engaged and productive Ozil (he also drew four fouls). Imagine what's possible down the stretch if Arsenal gets Aaron Ramsey back as well.

February 27, 2014

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Ozil will be part of Arsenal's squad to face Stoke City on Saturday, ESPN FC reports.

Ozil was rested for last weekend's convincing win over Sunderland and will now return to Arsenal's setup for the team's trip to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. The German is expected to start, but considering he hasn't scored since early December, Ozil's form has taken a dip over the course of his first Premier League season. Nonetheless, he still leads Arsenal with eight assists on the campaign.

February 22, 2014

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Ozil is not in the lineup for Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland.

After missing a penalty in Wednesday's Champions League loss to Bayern Munich, Ozil will get a much needed rest against 18th place Sunderland. There doesn't appear to be any injury here, and Lukas Podolski will move into the starting XI.

February 2, 2014

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Ozil didn't figure in the scoring during Sunday's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. He has just two assists (and zero goals) over his last nine games.

Ozil was probably Arsenal's best player during an uneven first 45 minutes, but some of his mates picked up the slack after intermission. The German midfielder wound up getting an early rest, taken off the pitch in the 84th minute with the match in hand. A visit to Liverpool is on tap for next weekend.