Mesut Özil: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by razörist, Aug 9, 2019.


Why Isn't Özil Playing?

  1. Simple. Isn’t played for tactical reasons.

  2. Simple. Isn’t played because he isn’t good enough

  3. Falling out with Arteta for some reason

  4. Being frozen out in an effort to get him to leave. Arteta’s hands are tied

  5. Because he didn't take a pay-cut

  6. Personal reasons

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  1. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    surely you've got your main verbs the wrong way round there
  2. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Ok, I hope the sh!thouse falls into a hole, never to be seen again. There you go.
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  3. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    may not be the best time to make online threats about Özil - Special Branch are probably monitoring A-M;)
    Jury likes this.
  4. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Disgusting to say when he’s already attacked multiple times by thugs in the last few weeks. Have some human empathy.
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  5. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Have some human empathy, you say? You know how much I've pissed up the wall trying to have him taken out? KMT...
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  6. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Why do we have a new Özil thread when we discuss the same player in the same way as in the old one? Liked that we got to (corrected) +1,000 pages (we are spending way too much time on this topic) and still were having more or less the same arguments.
  7. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    I've not read the latest, but it all seems quite odd. How is he being intimidated or threatened? I feel something is being blown out of proportion. Real criminals with real intentions don't let you know they're coming. Maybe police had a tip-off.
  8. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    @American_Gooner redirected the thread. Probably a good thing, seeing as we wont be seeing him play for the foreseeable!
  9. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    death threats is my guess, aimed at the wives rather than the players, which is why they won't want to leave them alone at the moment

    but who knows? could be a political element as they are Muslims, and Kola in particular comes from a country with a very troubled history - the far right in Germany would presumably see both of them as worthy targets
  10. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    New season, new Özil - I am confident he will show why he was once labelled the best number 10 in the world this year.
  11. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    I feel if anything, it's the political stuff. People seeking the only thing worth anything--financial gain--wont be shaking up wives or girlfriends. Mess around with people with the sort of money Özil has, and you'll get caught. I bet he's a lot calmer than the press are making out.
  12. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    my guess is the wives don't want to be alone at night, and unfortunately Newcastle is the longest away trip - which might mean this is a one off
  13. Divided_Pie

    Divided_Pie Well-Known Member

    My hope is that he and Emery have gotten on the same page will be able to strike a good compromise for the benefit of the team's success.

    Özil is a creative, instinctive player who works best when he's given the freedom to move around in order to find space to work and weaknesses to exploit. Too much structure and responsibility limits his ability to influence a game.

    Emery prefers to have a lot of control in terms of positioning, buildup, and attacking approach. He likes players who are willing to execute within a clear framework. He prefers to attack by overloading the wide spaces rather than through the middle.

    Whether you think Özil wasn't performing due to work ethic or diminished abilities, or you think Emery set him up for failure by holding him out of games or not playing him to his strengths, clearly there was a mismatch last year between player and coach.

    If both men are willing to compromise their approaches I think this could be a great year for Özil. He will need to focus more on executing Emery's tactics in order to win the coach's trust, and Emery will need to create flexibility within his attacking framework so that Özil can more fully express himself on the pitch and unlock his unique talents.

    The good news in preseason is that 1) Özil is fit, 2) They appear have a positive and respectful demeanor towards each other on the pitch and in the press, 3) There is pace, movement, and goalscoring in abundance to complement Özil's playmaking, and 4) Emery played the team in a 4-2-3-1 throughout the preseason with Özil (mostly) in the central #10 role, switching to a 4-4-2 defensively. Formations don't mean everything but this is at least a good starting point in terms of setting the player up for success.
  14. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    I hope he’ll get back to his creative best- our attack with a fully firing Özil would be unstoppable.

    However, he’s been rubbish for two seasons now and my “honest expectation” is that we’re in for more of the same.

    Used to be my favourite player at the club so I really do hope I’m wrong, but he’s just lost it imo.
  15. KingHenry14

    KingHenry14 New Member

    Özil has never been the player to carry a team on his back. He has always relied heavily on the players around him to allow him freedom to play his game.

    He will always look poor in a poor side unfortunately.
  16. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Well it’s starting to look like we won’t have a poor side so he’s gonna have to earn his keep.

    He really should be our best player but being generous I’d say he has to rank in our top four performers come end of the season. Anything less and it means he’s just done, I hope that’s not the case.
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  17. Chaoz_Enigma

    Chaoz_Enigma Well-Known Member

    What is mayor Khan doing?!?! Mesut and Sead getting more "incidents". Its not a good advert for us to attract players if they don't feel safe.
  18. arsenefc

    arsenefc Obsessed With Guendouzi

    maybe we need two threads for Özil .... one for jury and for the rest
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  19. Divided_Pie

    Divided_Pie Well-Known Member

    This is absolutely true. However, the good thing about Özil is his influence will scale with the quality of the talent around him. His value is in bringing out the best in everyone else - the higher the ceilings of his teammates, the more influence Özil will have. Can't wait to see what he and Pepe can do for each other.
  20. juice man

    juice man Well-Known Member

    Great, so we all agree there's no excuses this year.
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