Arsenal star Mesut Ozil needs a good kicking, according to club legend Tony Adams

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil needs a good kicking, according to club legend Tony Adams

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“Ozil is the icing on the cake,” says the club’s legendary Double-winning skipper, “but unfortunately we ain’t got a cake.” The German is not the first player to arrive at Arsenal lacking a certain toughness to complement his outrageous gifts. As Adams…

Arsenal and Mesut Ozil still lack the mental strength to compete for a top-four spot, says Gunners legend Paul Merson

Arsenal and Mesut Ozil still lack the mental strength to compete for a top-four spot, says Gunners legend Paul Merson

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Gunners' legend Paul Merson also feels new boss Unai Emery must recruit stronger characters to better their tame sixth-placed finish under Arsene Wenger last season. Merson was particularly scathing of Germany midfielder Ozil, who saw his attitude questioned last term and quit international…

Arsenal name Mesut Ozil as captain for International Champions Cup clash against Paris Saint-Germain

Arsenal name Mesut Ozil as captain for International Champions Cup clash against Paris Saint-Germain

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Unai Emery has entrusted the German playmaker with the captain's armband as he faces his former employers in the International Champions Cup. Ozil has endured a difficult summer – starting with Germany finishing bottom of their Group at the World Cup. He…

Germany ace Mesut Ozil retires from international football after fan backlash over Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan picture

Germany ace Mesut Ozil retires from international football after fan backlash over Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan picture

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The German playmaker hit out at the backlash he has received over his picture with Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the World Cup. While he has also been left angered at being made the scapegoat of why Joachim Low's side crashed out…

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

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The Gunners’ longest-serving player is leaving with a heavy heart following a discouraging conversation with new boss Unai Emery. Wilshere, 26, had been hoping that Emery’s appointment would provide a new lease of life to his flagging Arsenal career. Instead, it led…

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is the ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is the ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

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The Gunners’ longest-serving player is leaving with a heavy heart following a discouraging conversation with new boss Unai Emery. Wilshere, 26, had been hoping that Emery’s appointment would provide a new lease of life to his flagging Arsenal career. Instead, it led…

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil reveals back injury kept him out of Burnley clash but hopes to be fit for World Cup

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil reveals back injury kept him out of Burnley clash but hopes to be fit for World Cup

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The Germany international revealed a back injury kept him out of Arsene Wenger's last ever home match against Burnley on Sunday. Ozil, 29, confirmed his injury on Twitter while also paying his respects to boss Wenger. He said: "It's a pity I…

Mesut Ozil is caught appearing to tell Hector Bellerin he talks too much in heated exchange against Stoke.. but his Arsenal team-mate cools row afterwards by tweeting photo with amusing message

Mesut Ozil is caught appearing to tell Hector Bellerin he talks too much in heated exchange against Stoke.. but his Arsenal team-mate cools row afterwards by tweeting photo with amusing message

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Social media erupted into debate as many fans were convinced playmaker Ozil fired back at the defender for berating him. But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's late double sparked a 3-0 win after the Gunners were booed off at half-time at the Emirates. And things were…