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Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil Arsenal

Club: Arsenal
Number: 11
Height: 180 cm.
Position: Midfielder
Date Birth: 1988-10-15 (29 years old)
Country: Germany

Mesut Özil (German pronunciation: [ˈmeːzut ˈøːzil], Turkish: [me̞ˈsut ˈø̞zil]; born 15 October 1988) is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009. He gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded to the tournament's best player. Özil started his senior career at hometown club Schalke in the Bundesliga in 2006, transferred to Werder Bremen in 2008 and was signed by Real Madrid in August 2010 following his break-out performance at the FIFA World Cup with Germany. On transfer deadline day of summer 2013, he moved to Arsenal for a club-record fee of £42.5 million. The transfer makes him the most expensive German football player of all time.

Özil is acclaimed for his finesse and improvisation as an attacking midfielder. His style and ability for providing assists for his team-mates has been compared by former manager José Mourinho to that of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane. In 2010-11, Özil ranked first in assists in major European and domestic competitions with 25. In 2011-12, he ranked first in assists in La Liga with 17. Özil was the joint-highest assist provider at both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, registering three at each tournament.

SeasonGoals*FastestGoalsPenaltiesOwn GoalsRed cardsYellow cardsMissed Penalties
2017-181 (0-1)53'1
2016-178 (4-4)40'8
2015-165 (4-1)7'5
2014-154 (3-1)11'4
2013-145 (1-4)42'5

* First and Second half goals are shown in brackets

More statistics about Mesut Özil

2017-18
Goal1:253'Everton2:5Arsenal2017-18, Day 92017-10-22 13:30
2016-17
Goal0:255'Stoke City1:4Arsenal2016-17, Day 372017-05-13 17:30
Goal1:271'Middlesbrough1:2Arsenal2016-17, Day 332017-04-17 20:00
Goal1:058'Arsenal3:0West Ham United2016-17, Day 312017-04-05 19:45
Goal2:150'Arsenal3:1Stoke City2016-17, Day 152016-12-10 15:00
Goal0:124'West Ham United1:5Arsenal2016-17, Day 142016-12-03 17:30
Goal3:10'Arsenal3:2Swansea City2016-17, Day 82016-10-15 15:00
Goal3:040'Arsenal3:0Chelsea2016-17, Day 62016-09-24 17:30
Goal0:345'Watford1:3Arsenal2016-17, Day 32016-08-27 15:00
2015-16
Goal0:118'West Ham United3:3Arsenal2015-16, Day 332016-04-09 12:45
Goal3:269'Manchester United3:2Arsenal2015-16, Day 272016-02-28 14:05
Goal0:123'Bournemouth0:2Arsenal2015-16, Day 252016-02-07 13:30
Goal0:130'Norwich City1:1Arsenal2015-16, Day 142015-11-29 16:15
Goal2:07'Arsenal3:0Manchester United2015-16, Day 82015-10-04 16:00
2014-15
Goal2:040'Arsenal4:1Liverpool2014-15, Day 312015-04-04 12:45
Goal0:111'Tottenham Hotspur2:1Arsenal2014-15, Day 242015-02-07 12:45
Goal2:056'Arsenal5:0Aston Villa2014-15, Day 232015-02-01 13:30
Goal0:133'Aston Villa0:3Arsenal2014-15, Day 52014-09-20 15:00
2013-14
Goal2:042'Arsenal3:0Newcastle United2013-14, Day 362014-04-28 20:00
Goal1:080'Arsenal1:1Everton2013-14, Day 152013-12-08 16:00
Goal2:047'Arsenal2:0Hull City2013-14, Day 142013-12-04 19:45
Goal4:188'Arsenal4:1Norwich City2013-14, Day 82013-10-19 15:00
Goal2:058'Arsenal4:1Norwich City2013-14, Day 82013-10-19 15:00