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Emery Confident He Will Be Given Time To Rebuild Arsenal

Unai Emery believes he will be handed the time necessary to “get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be” despite a recent slump threatening the Gunners’ chances of a return to the Champions League. After a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal have lost three of their last six Premier League matches to fall six points …

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Unai Emery Insists Ozil Has A Future With Arsenal


Mesut Ozil will return to the Arsenal squad for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Burnley, with manager Unai Emery saying he believes the midfielder has a future at the Emirates Stadium. Ozil did not make the substitutes’ bench for the League Cup quarter-final defeat to rivals Tottenham in midweek and has been on the fringes of the team in recent …

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Aubameyang And Ozil Star As Arsenal Make It Perfect 10


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil stole the show as Arsenal swept to their 10th successive win with a dominant 3-1 victory against Leicester on Monday. Unai Emery’s side trailed to Hector Bellerin’s first-half own goal at the Emirates Stadium. But Ozil, captaining Arsenal on his return to the side after back spasms, produced a majestic display to lead the Gunners’ …

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Ozil Return ‘Out Of The Question’, Says Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew has confirmed there is no chance of Mesut Ozil returning to the squad in the wake of the player’s bombshell retirement from international duty in July. “I think everything has been said about this. When a player announces his resignation like that, you don’t pick him for the squad eight or nine weeks later,” Loew said …

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Toni Kroos Dismisses Ozil’s Claims Of Racism As ‘Nonsense’

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was “out of order” to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from international football last month. Ozil, 29, created a furore last month when he retired from international football in an explosive three-part statement in which he accused German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel of racism. “Basically, …

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Neuer Denies Mesut Ozil’s Claims Of Racism In The Germany Set-Up

Germany captain Manuel Neuer has denied that Mesut Ozil was the victim of racism within the German FA (DFB), but admitted the fiasco has taken a toll on the players. Ozil quit international football last month amid the furore over his meeting and photo opportunity in May with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which raised questions about Ozil’s loyalty to …

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Erdogan Accused Of Using Ozil To Push Turkey’s Euro 2024 Bid

German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil’s controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey’s bid to host Euro 2024 — and weaken Germany’s. On Sunday, Ozil, 29, dropped a bombshell by announcing he will not play for Germany again and accused Reinhard Grindel, the president of the German FA (DFB), of racism. …

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Unai Emery – Ozil Has The ‘Respect Of Every Player’

Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Mesut Ozil has nothing but respect from his team-mates after his decision to quit Germany’s national team claiming racism sparked uproar in his home country. Emery on Wednesday said Arsenal were taking pains to make sure Ozil, 29, feels comfortable at the club as controversy rages in Germany over his acrimonious walk-out following the World …

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Mesut Ozil’s Agent Issues Fiery Response In Row With Bayern’s Uli Hoeness

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The agent of Mesut Ozil has given a strong response to Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness’ scathing reaction to his client’s international retirement. The Arsenal playmaker called time on his Germany career in a strongly-worded statement at the weekend – citing, in particular, a racist undercurrent towards him in the guise of actual criticism of his performances. Hoeness, however, believes …

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German FA rejects Ozil’s accusations of racism

The German Football Association (DFB) on Monday rejected claims of racism against their president Reinhard Grindel made by Mesut Ozil in his announcement that he has retired from international football. “We reject the notion that the DFB is associated with racism,” read a statement. “The DFB stands for diversity, from the representatives at the top to the boundless, day-to-day dedication …

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Ozil Defends Controversial Picture With Erdogan And Retires From Germany Team

Footballer Mesut Ozil said Sunday he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany’s national squad ahead of the World Cup. Breaking his silence over the snapshot that caused outrage during the tournament, the Arsenal midfielder said in a statement on Twitter that he was loyal to …

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German FA Want Mesut Ozil ‘Statement’ To Ensure Return To German Team

The World Champions’ premature exit from the 2018 World Cup hasn’t helped matters regarding Mesut Ozil. Along with Ilkay Gundogan, Ozil controversially met Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan earlier this year, in a well-publicised meeting that has elicited much criticism within Germany. Both he and the Manchester City midfielder were periodically booed in international friendlies prior to the World Cup, and once …

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Mesut Ozil’s Father Says He Should Quit National Team

The father of Mesut Ozil said Sunday his son should quit Germany’s national squad after he was “made the scapegoat” for their shock first-round defeat at the World Cup. Ozil, 29, has come in for hefty criticism in Germany after the World Champions crashed out in Russia, finishing bottom of their group. Pressure had already been mounting on the Arsenal …

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Germany World Cup Camp Angry At ‘Under The Belt’ Ozil Criticism

Germany have hit out at “under the belt” criticism of Mesut Ozil as the under-fire holders attempt to get their World Cup campaign back on track against Sweden. Joachim Loew’s team have faced a fierce backlash after their poor first-half display in the 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday. Attacking midfielder Ozil was singled out in some quarters, with ex-Germany …

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France And Germany Are Drowning In A Sea Of Individual Talent

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France and Germany are divided by their points total at this point of the World Cup, but are united by their abject opening performances. Unlike Didier Deschamps stuttering France side, Germany couldn’t rely on technology to bail them out of a display that will have many nervously looking at their betting slips and office sweepstakes. It should be remembered, of …

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Erdogan Controversy Took Toll On Germany Star Gundogan

After being booed by Germany fans last weekend, Ilkay Gundogan admits being affected by the criticism he and Mesut Ozil received in the wake of their controversial meeting with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  “Some of the reactions hit me, especially the personal insults,” Manchester City star Gundogan told reporters at Germany’s World Cup training camp in northern Italy. “I …

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