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Mesut Ozil

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  October 15, 1988    Birthplace:  Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 0"    

August 31, 2014    Mesut Ozil News

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Ozil picked up a knock to his ankle during Sunday's Premier League match against Leicester City on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed in his post-match press conference.

The injury doesn't appear to be terribly serious, and luckily for Arsenal, Ozil will be able to rest the ankle over the international break.

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August 23, 2014

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Ozil is in the starting XI for Arsenal's Premier League match against Everton on Saturday.

Ozil sat out the Premier League opener after limited training following the World Cup, but he reclaims his starting spot in a tough match at Goodison Park.

August 20, 2014

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Ozil "should be ready" for Arsenal's match at Everton this weekend, the club's official website reports.

Ozil missed Arsenal's Premiership opener, as well as their Champions League qualifier Tuesday, as he builds his fitness following this summer's World Cup triumph. The German playmaker is widely expected to make his season debut at Goodison Park, where he should once again feature in the Gunners' "No. 10" role. Following nine assists in 26 appearances last season, Ozil is among the favorites to lead England's top-flight in helpers this term.

August 15, 2014

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Ozil will be held out of Arsenal's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday, as well as the Champions League opener at Besiktas on Tuesday, the Independent reports.

Ozil has just recently rejoined training after taking time off following Germany's World Cup victory. There is no injury to report here, and manager Arsene Wenger said he expects to have Ozil available to face Everton on Aug. 23.

July 26, 2014

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Ozil will likely be held out of Arsenal's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on August 16 while he recovers from the World Cup, the Daily Mail reports.

Ozil is not expected to return to training until August 11, which comes only five days before the Palace match. There isn't an injury to report, so Ozil could return for Gameweek 2.

July 9, 2014

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Ozil picked up an assist in Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

Ozil missed a good chance to give Germany an 8-0 lead, but he could hardly have been blamed at that point. The Arsenal midfielder hasn't been a greatly productive player in the tournament, with Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira both outplaying him.

May 28, 2014

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Ozil led Arsenal with nine assists and also scored five goals in 26 appearances during his first Premiership campaign this season.

Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid on deadline day of the summer transfer window and quickly paid dividends as the Gunners' most expensive signing in club history. The German playmaker started his Premier League career with two goals and three assists in five appearances, before hitting a mid-season lull that included both shoulder and hamstring injuries. Ultimately, Ozil was trusted in Arsenal's coveted No. 10 role, making him the fulcrum their attack. While he often could be more aggressive in attempting shots on goal, Ozil possesses a unique ability to set his teammates up for scoring opportunities, evidenced by nine assists. Following this summer's World Cup, Ozil figures to be one of the most highly regarded midfielders in fantasy leagues, especially with a year of experience in the English game now under his belt.

April 29, 2014

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Ozil notched both a goal and an assist in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Newcastle on Monday.

Ozil reminded Arsenal supporters of his early season form with a spectacular display Monday. The German scored a tap-in goal from close range before halftime and then set up striker Olivier Giroud with a pinpoint cross during the second half. In 24 Premiership appearances as a Gunner, Ozil has tallied five goals and nine assists.