Mesut Ozil

This handout picture taken and released by the Fenerbahce.org on January 18, 2021 in Istanbul shows German midfielder Mesut Ozil posing with a Fenerbahce SK scarf upon his arrival at Ataturk International Airport. - Mesut Ozil confirmed on Sunday that he was leaving Arsenal for Turkish team Fenerbahce after being frozen out for months at the Gunners. (Photo by - / Fenerbahce.org / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Fenerbahce.org" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Ozil aims to address lack of South Asians in football

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil hopes to boost the numbers of British South Asians breaking into professional football after helping launch a development centre in Bradford.
3 years ago
(FILES) This handout picture taken and released on May 13, 2018 and released on May 14, 2018 by the Turkish Presidential Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) posing for a photo with German footballer of Turkish origin Mesut Ozil (L) in London. Footballer Mesut Ozil said on july 22, 2018 he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's national squad ahead of the World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / KAYHAN OZER

Nigerian Islamic newspaper gives award to Ozil, Turkey president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fenerbahce star Mesut Ozil and two other Turkish nationals are scheduled to receive awards later this month from a Nigerian Islamic newspaper.
3 years ago
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 29, 2021 Germany coach Joachim Loew before the match Pool via REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Loew seeks to clear air with Ozil over 2018 Germany exit

Outgoing Germany coach Joachim Loew wants clear-the-air talks with Mesut Ozil in a fresh attempt to bury the hatchet with the midfielder, who quit international football in 2018 amid accusations of racism.
3 years ago
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates after winning the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Nimes Olympique at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on February 3, 2021. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

French foes clash, Istanbul derby for Ozil – what to watch in Europe this weekend

Mauricio Pochettino takes Paris Saint-Germain to beleaguered rivals Marseille, while Mesut Ozil could make his home debut for Fenerbahce against Galatasaray and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane returns to the dugout after
3 years ago
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 26, 2020 Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville. - Arsenal completed the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan until the end of the season to boost their push for a return to the Champions League on January 27, 2021. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP)

Can Odegaard allow Arsenal to move on from Ozil?

Martin Odegaard arrives at Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid for the rest of the season to far less fanfare that the excitement which welcomed Mesut Ozil from the Spanish capital seven-and-a-half
3 years ago
This handout picture taken and released by the Fenerbahce.org on January 18, 2021 in Istanbul shows German midfielder Mesut Ozil posing with a Fenerbahce SK scarf upon his arrival at Ataturk International Airport. - Mesut Ozil confirmed on Sunday that he was leaving Arsenal for Turkish team Fenerbahce after being frozen out for months at the Gunners. (Photo by - / Fenerbahce.org / AFP)

Arsenal outcast Ozil joins Fenerbahce

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has joined Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half year deal after last playing for the Gunners in March, both clubs announced on Sunday.
4 years ago
This handout picture taken and released by the Fenerbahce.org on January 18, 2021 in Istanbul shows German midfielder Mesut Ozil posing with a Fenerbahce SK scarf upon his arrival at Ataturk International Airport. - Mesut Ozil confirmed on Sunday that he was leaving Arsenal for Turkish team Fenerbahce after being frozen out for months at the Gunners. (Photo by - / Fenerbahce.org / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Fenerbahce.org" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Ozil adds spice to German minister’s trip to Turkey

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tried his diplomatic best on Monday to sidestep the delicate issue of German international Mesut Ozil's high-profile transfer from Arsenal to Istanbul's Fenerbahce.
4 years ago
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts as he greets Liverpool players ahead of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Ozil agrees to terminate Arsenal contract – reports

Mesut Ozil's seven-year stay at Arsenal is set to end after reports on Saturday claimed the former Germany attacker and the Gunners have reached an agreement in principle to release him from
4 years ago
Jay Jay Okocha and Ozil
Jay Jay Okocha wearing Fenerbahce jersey and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil

Ozil reveals Jay Jay Okocha as childhood idol in Twitter Q&A

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed that former Nigerian international, Austin Jay-Jay Ockoha, was his childhood idol while growing up. Ozil made the disclosure during Monday’s Q&A session with his followers on
4 years ago
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Arsenal exit for Ozil could be ‘best solution’, says Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he is open to Mesut Ozil leaving the Gunners this month after freezing the German playmaker out of his squad this season.
4 years ago
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