Arsenal star linked with multiple clubs amid January-exit reports

Mesut Ozil produced one of the best performances of his Arsenal career in the 2-0 win over North London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The German has divided opinion throughout his time in North London, but last weekend, he silenced most of his critics with a MOTM display in the North London derby. However, according to the latest reports, the Arsenal fans might not get to see their player in the red and white colours of the club for much longer. The North London club have failed…

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Mesut Ozil not happy with the campaign to undermine his position at Arsenal

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been the subject of massive transfer speculation this week, and it appears that this speculation will carry on until at least January. On Friday, the Mirror published an exclusive report claiming that the German has already made up his mind to join Manchester United in the summer on a free transfer. The report even went on to claim that Ozil has already informed his Arsenal teammates that he is set to join United in the summer. However, today, in a totally contradictory report, the Sun has…

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United targeting big January signing, Ozil advised against move and more

Manchester United are set to launch a big January move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to the latest reports. The Express cites a report from TuttoMercatoWeb which claims that United are set to go head-to-head with Chelsea for the services of Rose in the winter transfer window. United have been linked with the England international in the past, and as per the report, Jose Mourinho is set to renew his interest in the 27-year-old. The full-back is still recovering from a serious knee injury which he sustained at the…

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth betting tips and predictions

Arsenal will return to the comforts of home this Saturday following back-to-back defeats on the road. The Gunners will host pointless and bottom-of-table Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium this game week. The Gunners will come into the game on the back of intense scrutiny following their embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool and also the lack of transfer activity during the window. Arsenal will be aiming for an early goal to settle the nerves as it won’t take long for the atmosphere to get toxic at Emirates. It would be interesting to…

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Mesut Ozil will only commit his future to Arsenal on one condition

Mesut Ozil has put forward a non-negotiable condition in front of the Arsenal board before signing a new deal with the club. The German’s current deal with the North London club expires in 2018, and both parties have been involved in contract negotiations for months now. According to Goal.com, the World Cup winner has told the club board that he will only sign a contract extension if manager Arsene Wenger commits his future to the club too. Wenger’s current contract expires at the end of the current season. The report…

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Arsenal bidding for couple of Serie A strikers, facing huge battle to keep star player

With a second-place finish in the 2015/2016 Premier League season and a ticket to next season’s Champions League in the books, Arsenal are looking to make noise during the summer transfer market. According to a report by The Sun, Real Madrid are willing to exercise Alvaro Morata’s buy-back clause before selling him to Arsenal. However, Los Blancos want at least £38 million for the current Juventus striker and it remains to be seen of the Gunners, who have made an intial bid of £28 million, want to put that much cash…

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Premier League Season Review – Arsenal

Arsenal: 2nd FA Cup: Quarter-finals Capital One Cup: Round Four Champions League: Round of 16 For the first time in several years, there was a genuine belief at Arsenal and elsewhere that this would finally be the season where they make a sustained challenge to win the Premier League title; a squad gaining in confidence following successive FA Cup triumphs and a terrific end to the previous campaign. Victory over their nemesis Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side in the Community Shield represented another psychological boost and optimism was sky-high,…

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Arsenal star has the highest brand value in the Premier League

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has the highest brand value in Premier League, according to brand analytics group Brandtix (via Sky Sports), who also valued Manchester United as one of the biggest brands in football. The German international, with an index value of 587, features above Wayne Rooney (530) and Sergio Aguero (497) on the list, which was created after taking Opta’s on-pitch statistics, social media reach, and social sentiment into consideration. Ozil’s huge following on social media platforms was the main reason behind his position in the list. He has 47.4 million followers…

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New arrival at Arsenal imminent, Gunners star shockingly linked with Manchester United

Arsenal are closing on a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports in Germany. The Swiss international has long been linked with Arsenal and according to German news outlet Sport 1, his move to Emirates Stadium is imminent. The report claims that the deal between the clubs has been sorted out and will cost the North London club somewhere between £24 million and £32 million. The 23-year-old, who signed for Monchengladbach in 2012, has a deal until with 2020 with the Bundesliga club. In one of the…

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Four Premier League stars in top 10 players with most assists since 2012/2013

Mesut Ozil is leading the way this season with 18 assists in the Premier League. The German playmaker even leads all players in the five biggest European competitions (England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France). The Arsenal star is also featured in Europe’s top ten assists leaders since the 2012/2013 season, together with three other current Premier League playmakers (via OptaJean). 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 38 The Swede is proving that these days strikers are more than goalscorers. Ibrahimovic has scored a leading 32 league goals this season, but has also…

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PFA announces nominees for Premier League’s Player of the Year award

As the Premier League season has entered it’s final stage, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has announced the nominees for the Player of the Year award. Like always, there are six nominees. The first one is Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian joined the Foxes in the winter of 2014 from French side Le Havre and has rocketed his club to Premier League gold with 16 goals and 11 assists, making him the favourite to win the award. Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 27 Premier League goals, more than any other…

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Top five most creative players in the Premier League

Scoring goals is crucial in a football team’s success rate. But most of the time a player would be unable to hit the net if not for an assist by one of his team-mates. Therefore, we take a look at the five most creative players in the Premier League (via Goal), with the amount of created chances being the difference maker. 5. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City Despite playing just 21 of a possible 32 league matches for the Citizens, the Belgian sits at 69 created chances. No wonder…

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Arsenal set to complete deal for playmaker, Wenger urged to sign Spanish striker

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Arsenal are on the verge of agreeing on a new contract with star Mesut Ozil, according to Football Insider. The new deal, worth £46.8 million, will see the German international committing his future to the Gunners until 2021. Negotiations between the club and Ozil’s representatives over a new deal have been going on for quite some time now, and a formal agreement on the deal is expected in the summer. The 27-year was recently linked with a move to Barcelona and Fenerbahce, but he has since then clarified that he is happy…

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Mega offers for Mesut Ozil and Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

The summer of 2016 is still a couple of months away, but the transfer market is seemingly getting ready to explode when the time comes. According to Spanish news outlet AS, Barcelona remain keen to sign Mesut Ozil and are willing to offer Arsenal Arda Turan, Munir and Sandro in a bid to get around the anti-Barça clause in his contract that states Real Madrid have the right to first refusal. The German has been on fire this season, providing a Premier League leading 18 assists so far, while also…

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Arsenal score beautiful team goal against Everton [Video]

Arsenal took home a solid 2-0 win a Goodison Park against Everton, with goals from Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi. Especially the first Gunners’ goal was a beauty to watch, as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil slashed through the Toffees’ defence, before setting up Welbeck to score.

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Top five players with most Man of the Match awards this Premier League season

We have seen some superb individual performances this season. But who leads the chart with the most number of Man of the Match performances? We take a look at top five Premier League players with most MOTM awards this season. This list has been compiled based on the data from WhoScored. 5. Dimitri Payet (West Ham United), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Nicolas Otamendi (Man City), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Robbie Brady (Norwich City); Huerelho Gomes (Watford) – 4 Six players share the fifth spot with four MOTM appearances each. Payet has been a revelation…

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Top 10 market value increases in the Premier League after January window

The winter transfer window has been over for some time now. Not many big names changed teams during January, but considering the Premier League has crossed beyond the halfway point of the season, players’ market values have been given a serious update. Not many football websites keep up with it like Transfermarkt does, so we’re using their adjustments to look at the 10 biggest market value increases in the Premier League. Arsenal’s playmaker Mesut Ozil leads the way with an upgrade of £7.50 million, going from £30 million to now being valued…

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Arsenal superstar could leave the club in summer

Arsenal have been jolted by their superstar Mesut Ozil’s refusal to sign a new contract, according to the latest reports. The German playmaker, who joined the Gunners from Real Madrid in 2013, has refused the new contract on the table from the North London club, according to Spanish publication Marca. The report claims that Ozil has become disillusioned with the club’s ambitions and doesn’t believe that they can challenge for the Champions League in the near future. The Spanish news outlet are also claiming that Primera Division giants Barcelona are interested in…

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Mesut Ozil is no longer Europe’s king of assists

During the course of the current season, Mesut Ozil racked up the assists like no other player. However, the Arsenal playmaker’s machine has stopped recently. The German is now no longer Europe’s king of assists, as he was passed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Borussia Dortmund ace has provided 17 assists in all competitions for the Bundesliga giants, which is one more than Ozil’s 16 for Arsenal, according to Goal. That was pretty much unexpected as Ozil racked up his current total by Christmas, looking certain to break Thierry Henry’s long-standing record. But the…

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Belgians and Chelsea rule Premier League’s most valuable XI

The winter transfer market is nearing its close. Some Premier League teams made a couple of moves, while others seem to be happy with their current squad. Big names usually don’t change teams during January. Therefore, we’ll be looking at the highest rated XI in the Premier League, using a 4-3-3 formation. Note: it’s never easy to put an accurate market value on a player, but Transfermarkt does a pretty good job at it. KEEPER No matter what formation we use, Thibaut Courtois is our goalkeeper. The Chelsea man is rated at…

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Mesut Ozil assists in real life as he invites a newlywed couple to a game at Emirates

A couple of days ago, a story emerged where an Arsenal fan trolled his wife by dedicating a heartfelt toast to his favourite player Mesut Ozil during his wedding ceremony. In the room full of people, the groom said: ‘I think everyone in this room that this person has made me the happiest guy on the planet. I wake up every day, and I still can’t grasp the fact that this someone is in my life. I feel incredibly lucky, and all that I hope is that this special someone…

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Arsenal vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Beginning the New Year as leaders of the Premier League on goal difference, Arsenal will remain there if they can win at home to struggling Newcastle United for the fifth season in succession. The performance had a few nervy aspects, but on the whole the Gunners responded to their Boxing Day hammering at Southampton in ideal fashion with a fairly comfortable win against Bournemouth. After Gabriel Paulista had scored his first goal for the club to give them a the lead, it was left to the wonderfully in-form Mesut Ozil to wrap…

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Arsenal vs Sunderland – Premier League preview and team news

Injury-ravaged Arsenal will be desperate to claim their first Premier League victory in four matches when they host a Sunderland side which is outside the bottom three having won their last two. Already robbed of the services of a number of first-team players, two more were forced off for Arsenal last weekend at Norwich City in the shape of Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez. The sheer volume of setbacks is seriously threatening to undermine their attempts to win a first league title for 12 years, and manager Arsene Wenger is finding his squad…

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West Brom vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be looking to take their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven games by claiming a fourth successive win over West Bromwich Albion, who are keen to improve their home record. The West Midlands club have won just one of their six matches on their own turf, conceding three in each of their four defeats. Their defensive record on the road is decidedly better, but that counted for little in their last match at Manchester United as a determined rearguard action was unable to hold out for any…

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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Match preview and team news

Arsenal will be aiming to repeat their recent home success over Bayern Munich and bring themselves right back into contention in Champions League Group F as they head to the Allianz Arena for the return fixture. Having lost their first two group matches amid a catalogue of errors, that 2-0 win over the German champions has breathed new life into the Gunners’ European campaign, but there is still a considerable amount of work to be done. It is important that they avoid defeat here, as should they lose and Olympiakos get the better…

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