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

  1. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    FFS why do people always focus on Özil when we lose? He was playing fortnite before, during and after the game, so our poor results shouldn’t hinder his career here at Arsenal.

    He has a year left at Arsenal and he will see it out by playing fornite.
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  2. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    I'm surprised nothing has leaked out. Tbh i'm almost impressed at the club's ability to keep this whole situation so opaque, I'd doff my cap if I weren't so annoyed by it all.
  3. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Thread Merchant

    Maybe his Social media post after the Brighton game angered Arteta?
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
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  4. Dj_sds -

    Dj_sds - Well-Known Member

    Honestly it doesn't seem as if Özil cares if he plays or not. Even if they tried to force him out by not playing him, I doubt it, it doesn't seem very effective because it's obvious he isn't leaving until his contract runs out.
  5. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    The only reason I could think of for the club to remain silent on this matter is they don't want to throw away any minor chance that some other club come for him this summer and they could convince him to move. Sounds a bit far fetched, but makes sense from a business perspective.
  6. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    I actually think that's close to the answer, tbf.

    Both are looking at options, and maybe Özil doesn't think he's got any good ones (like the various links to Turkey) and we're forcing his hand saying "thanks, but you're not playing anymore, you should leave".

    We're not doing it publically because it would just get in the way like it sort of did with Emery.

    What's interesting is that are no leaks this time, no "you make me laugh" posts, etc. Mesut won there, but he knows if he pulls this **** twice he's done at any "serious" club.
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  7. Joestlaachmkr

    Joestlaachmkr Active Member

    Imagine if we had kept Cazorla and sold Özil instead in 2018? Cazorla has played really good for Villareal this season.
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  8. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Imagine if Miley Cyrus asked you to smash her backdoors in?
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  9. Joestlaachmkr

    Joestlaachmkr Active Member

    I wouldn`t mind that.
  10. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Cazorla would've had to retire prematurely as the british sh*thouse midfielders would kick his ankles all game long every game with the refs doing everything in their power not to book them
    Thankfully he is playing in a league where proper footballers are protected somewhat
  11. lomekian

    lomekian Well-Known Member

    Imagine if we'd done that and Cazorla playing a more pressured role in a more intense league had done his Achilles again...
  12. Joestlaachmkr

    Joestlaachmkr Active Member

    He would probably have done better than what Özil have done during the last two seasons. lol

    The whole Özil/AFC saga reminds me in many ways of Bale`s situation in Real Madrid.
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  13. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    The back soreness thing is obviously a lie. Arteta not knowing exactly what the injury and projected return date is and his deflection of questions regarding Mesut says it all really.

    Also, he’s in full training as we can tell from the clubs official training photo’s.
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Don't know what that mean Arteta said today the situation haven't changed since the restart.
  15. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

  16. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    Funny thing is if we had played him over past two seasons, we probably would have had clubs trying to sign him
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  17. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Thread Merchant

    He's clearly using his social media machinery to convince the fans that the club is lying
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  18. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Now don't start him in the toughest 2 games of the season :D He will just get more flak.
  19. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    If he’s training and available then the club IS lying?
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  20. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Trademark Mesut masterclass against Liverpool tomorrow I am hearing...

    ...source told me Mes said he will give Mikel one more game, use it wisely...Arteta whispered "Scouse ****s" ,Özil nodded then went back to playing Fortnite...he is indeed ready!
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