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Category: Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal manager challenges overlooked Mesut Özil to show some pride

Mikel Arteta prepares for Norwich’s visit on WednesdayMatteo Guendouzi also needs to show right stuff, he addsMikel Arteta wants Mesut Özil to feel “hurt and disappointed” at his continued absence from the Arsenal team and has again challenged the play…

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Mikel Arteta wary of United threat to Arsenal’s weak defensive foundations

New manager believes his defence is structurally sound but Manchester United’s attackers will test that theoryNew Arsenal, same old Arsenal. There were 87 minutes on the Emirates Stadium clock last Sunday, the score was 1-1 against Chelsea and Arsenal …

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Mesut Özil, the playmaker who spoke out when football stayed silent

Football’s authorities and China criticised the Arsenal star for highlighting the plight of the Uighurs. Now the mercurial player seems isolated and alienatedLast Sunday the legions of Premier League followers in China were denied the opportunity to wa…

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China’s Arsenal blackout highlights Premier League’s ethics problem

Özil’s Uighur comments have angered China, but the world’s most famous league has remained tight-lipped so farAcross the street from the Workers’ Stadium in Beijing, the venue of Arsenal’s first ever match in China in 1995, shoppers at an Adidas store …

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Mesut Özil should be able to say what he likes about subjects he cares about | Eni Aluko

Sportsmen and women cannot and should not be censored. Sometimes, they are the changemakers we needSince I first found myself, as a high-profile footballer and England international, in the public eye one of the rules I have tried to live by is this: s…

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The Guardian view on Özil, Arsenal and Liverpool: football with a conscience | Editorial

The clubs have taken very different stances on human rights issues this week. Commercial interests do not absolve them of social responsibilitiesTwo of England’s most prestigious Premier League football clubs, both owned by US investors, have been conf…

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Mesut Özil China row: western brands be warned, self-censorship won’t protect you | Frances Eve

The Arsenal player was right to speak up, and western companies should remember that staying silent is no guarantee of China’s favourArsenal star Mesut Özil tends to cause controversy on and off the pitch. That is why he should be applauded for speakin…

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Mike Pompeo backs Mesut Özil in criticism of China’s Uighur persecution

US secretary of state posts statement in support of Arsenal starÖzil posted message about China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Tuesday came out in support of Arsenal player Mesut Özil for his criticism of China’s tre…

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Mesut Özil row: Chinese Arsenal fans react angrily to player’s Xinjiang post – video report

Chinese fans of Arsenal have expressed anger at a social media post from Mesut Özil about China’s treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang. In the post on Instagram, Özil denounced Beijing for burning Qur’ans, closing mosques and the killing of religious schol…

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Mesut Özil row: Chinese Arsenal fans react angrily to player’s Xinjiang post – video report

Chinese fans of Arsenal have expressed anger at a social media post from Mesut Özil about China’s treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang. In the post on Instagram, Özil denounced Beijing for burning Qur’ans, closing mosques and the killing of religious schol…

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Mesut Özil row: China’s Arsenal fans burn shirts in anger at Xinjiang post

Player, who has 4 million followers on Chinese microblog Weibo, is called a ‘dirty ant’ for attacking ChinaChinese football fans have burned Arsenal football shirts and called on the club to fire star player Mesut Özil after he publicly criticised Chin…

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Mesut Özil row: China’s Arsenal fans burn shirts in anger at Xinjiang post

Player, who has 4 million followers on Chinese microblog Weibo, is called a ‘dirty ant’ for attacking ChinaChinese football fans have burned Arsenal football shirts and called on the club to fire star player Mesut Özil after he publicly criticised Chin…

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Craven Arsenal abandon Mesut Özil over his stance on China’s Uighur persecution | Sean Ingle

The midfielder is in tune with a United Nations panel and human rights groups over the imprisonment of millions of Uighurs but the club chose to raise a white flagArsenal might not be any good at parking the bus. But they sure know how to throw Mesut Ö…

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Craven Arsenal abandon Mesut Özil over his stance on China’s Uighur persecution | Sean Ingle

The midfielder is in tune with a United Nations panel and human rights groups over the imprisonment of millions of Uighurs but the club chose to raise a white flagArsenal might not be any good at parking the bus. But they sure know how to throw Mesut Ö…

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Chinese state broadcaster pulls Arsenal match after Mesut Özil criticism

• Özil posted message about China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims• CCTV was supposed to show Arsenal’s clash with Man CityChina’s state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday removed Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester City from its broadcast schedule f…

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Arsenal distance themselves from Mesut Özil comments on Uighurs’ plight

• Midfielder highlighted persecution of Muslims in China• Club says it ‘does not involve itself in politics’ in statementArsenal have distanced themselves from comments made by Mesut Özil on Instagram, in which he spoke out strongly against China’s per…

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David Squires on … where’s Mesut?

Our resident cartoonist invites you to try and find the lesser-spotted Arsenal playmaker amid the chaos at the Emirates StadiumTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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‘I was scared about my wife’: Arsenal’s Mesut Özil opens up on carjacking

• Midfielder praises Sead Kolasinac’s bravery after attack• Özil stresses commitment to Arsenal despite limited actionMesut Özil has spoken for the first time about being at the centre of an attempted carjacking alongside his wife Amine and Arsenal tea…

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‘We need him’: Unai Emery highlights the importance of Mesut Özil to Arsenal

• Playmaker could feature against Tottenham on Sunday• Mohamed Elneny close to joining Besiktas on loanUnai Emery has asserted Mesut Özil’s importance to Arsenal and said the playmaker may be ready to make his first appearance of the season in Sunday’s…

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Footballer carjacking attempt reveals threat to London’s super-rich

Ultra-wealthy hiring military drivers and bringing in more guard dogs to counter armed thieves The criminal threat to London’s wealthiest footballers is now so serious that they are hiring military drivers, bringing in more guard dogs, and could face n…