LONDON (AP) — Arsenal has signed Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid for the rest of the season, the latest step in the career of a player who is looking to fulfill the promise he showed after making his international debut as a 15-year-old.
LONDON (AP) — Mesut Ozil has thanked Arsenal for an “amazing journey” after his departure to Fenerbahce was confirmed, saying he goes with no grudges despite not playing for nearly a year.
Ozil said goodbye to his Arsenal teammates a week ago and his move to Turkey has now been wrapped up.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Mesut Ozil said farewell to Arsenal teammates and flew to Turkey on Sunday to join Fenerbahce in a bid to reignite a once-flourishing career that faltered in London.
The former Germany midfielder, who is of Turkish descent, hasn’t played for Arsenal since March after falling out of favor with manager Mikel Arteta over concerns about the player’s work rate.
LONDON (AP) — Time appears to be running down on Mesut Ozil’s 7 ½-year career at Arsenal.
The former Germany international was active on social media on Saturday amid widespread reports he was close to sealing a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce.
It was nearly three months ago that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pronounced upon signing his big new deal: “I want to become an Arsenal legend.”
He’s scored one English Premier League goal since then, from the penalty spot.
A look at what’s happening around the Europa League on Thursday:
ARSENAL VS. DUNDALK
Dundalk head coach Filippo Giovagnoli has likened his side's game against Arsenal to a heavyweight boxing mismatch.
LONDON (AP) — Mesut Ozil expressed his unhappiness at being left out of Arsenal's Premier League squad for this season, saying Wednesday his loyalty to the club has not been reciprocated.
The 32-year-old Ozil, who is the highest-paid player in Arsenal’s history, has not played a single minute for the team since March 7 and was also recently omitted from its squad list for the Europa League group stage.
LONDON (AP) — Mesut Ozil's ostracization at Arsenal went to a new level Thursday when he was left off the team's Europa League squad list for this season.
The 31-year-old Ozil hasn't played for Arsenal since soccer restarted in June amid the coronavirus pandemic, leaving his future at the club in question.
A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Tuesday:
Atlético Madrid can virtually seal a Champions League spot with a win at relegation-threatened Celta Vigo. Diego Simeone's team has won five of its last six matches, with its only setback being a draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium.
After nearly two months under his stewardship, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal remains a tough read.
Should fans be alarmed the team languishes in 10th place in the Premier League, or excited it is back in the fight for Champions League qualification?
LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette scored in the second half to give Arsenal a 4-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday and end a run of four straight draws in the Premier League.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil should not have spoken out to denounce human rights in China, former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure said on Tuesday, fresh from a brief stint playing in the country.
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday that Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil was “blinded and misled” when he criticized Beijing's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.
The government said Ozil was welcome to visit the northwest region and “look around.”
LONDON (AP) — Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal ended its worst winless run in 42 years by coming from behind at halftime to beat West Ham 3-1 in the English Premier League on Monday.
Arsenal's nine-match winless streak looked set to reach 10 after a lifeless first half, in which the Gunners conceded to West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna.
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 loss at promoted Sheffield United on Monday in the Premier League, upping the pressure on coach Unai Emery after another performance void of creativity and flair.
LONDON (AP) — Talks have taken place at Arsenal about the threat posed by gangs targeting footballers after Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac had to fight off knife-wielding men, according to academy head Per Mertesacker.
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
After playing four times last season — including in the Champions League quarterfinals — Manchester City and Tottenham have a Premier League encounter in the second round on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal has left Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac out of the squad for its Premier League season opener because police are investigating "further security incidents" two weeks after the players fought off two knife-wielding men.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in the wedding party as Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil tied the knot on Friday.
State-run Anadolu news agency said Erdogan and his wife, Emine, were legal witnesses for Ozil, who married model, actress and former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse in Istanbul.
LONDON (AP) — Christian Benteke's first goal in almost a year set Crystal Palace on its way to a 3-2 victory at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the north London club's top-four bid.
There has been one constant in a month of fluctuating fortunes for Arsenal, and few could have seen it coming.
Mesut Ozil, all of a sudden, is a mainstay in the team and is set to start for the sixth straight game when Arsenal plays Napoli in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday.
BERLIN (AP) — Two young German national team players are leading Bayer Leverkusen's revival under new coach Peter Bosz.
Kai Havertz, still only 19, has made himself an indispensable part of the squad and is getting better with each game, while 22-year-old Julian Brandt produced a man-of-the-match performance against Mainz on Friday.
LONDON (AP) — Trailing 1-0 in a dreary London derby, what Arsenal manager Unai Emery needed was a creative spark to inspire a comeback at West Ham.
Mesut Ozil, perhaps? The playmaker wasn't in the starting lineup, but he wasn't on the bench either.
LONDON (AP) — Mesut Ozil made a winning return as captain with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice to earn Arsenal a 3-1 victory over Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday.
After losing their last two matches following a 22-game unbeaten streak, Unai Emery's side got back to winning ways, while Aubameyang moved clear of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah as the league's leading scorer on 12 goals.
The questions came thick and fast, and Arsenal manager Unai Emery had no real answers.
At least he chose not to give any answers.
Could Mesut Ozil have played in the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday?
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season to earn Arsenal a hard-fought win at Bournemouth on Sunday.
The Gunners had drawn their last three league games but Aubameyang's second-half strike was enough to extend their unbeaten run to 17 matches in all competitions.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Finally, the year is over for Germany.
The 2014 World Cup champions, who failed to even make it out of the group stage at this year's tournament in Russia, ended their disappointing campaign with a thud, conceding two late goals in a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It has often been viewed as the least glamorous position in soccer, a role no kid wanted to have on the school field and one that was long overlooked even in the professional game.
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wound up a sometimes-fraught visit to Germany on Saturday by condemning the treatment of soccer players of Turkish descent and urging "a joint stance against this racist drift."
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish president's trip to Germany (all times local):
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wound up a sometimes-fraught visit to Germany by condemning the treatment of soccer players of Turkish descent and urging "a joint stance against this racist drift."
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal won its fifth straight Premier League game on Saturday, beating Watford 2-0 with two late goals at the Emirates Stadium.
Unai Emery's team survived a number of scares and an injury to goalkeeper Petr Cech before securing the points late on.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Arsenal defeated Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday to record successive away English Premier League victories for the first time in more than a year.
Granit Xhaka scored from a long-range free kick and helped to set up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal's second before a late Ciaran Clark header ensured a nervous finish.
MUNICH (AP) — The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil.
Without the Arsenal midfielder on the field, Germany tried hard but ultimately failed to break through France's defense, playing out a 0-0 draw Thursday in the UEFA Nations League.
MUNICH (AP) — Expect a complete transformation despite the same personnel when Germany plays World Cup champion France on Thursday.
Germany coach Joachim Loew is still in charge, Reinhardt Grindel is still the head of the country's soccer association, and there are only three new players in a squad under pressure to produce results, and fast.
MUNICH (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew has ruled out Mesut Ozil's return to the national team following the player's retirement from international soccer.
Loew says Ozil "clearly resigned so it's not an issue."
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was the obvious question, and a fairly unconvincing answer.
Just how was Arsene Wenger planning to fit newcomers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan into an Arsenal attack already containing previous club-record signings Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette?
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — An error by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and two goals by Sam Clucas helped Swansea to a 3-1 win that lifted the Welsh club off the bottom of the Premier League and out of the relegation zone on Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal scored three times in five minutes to wipe out Liverpool's two-goal lead before capitulating again to draw a wild English Premier League encounter 3-3 on Friday.
Such were the depths of Arsenal's defensive ineptitude that the players were booed off at halftime at Emirates Stadium.
LONDON (AP) — Mesut Ozil scored with a fine strike as Arsenal toiled to a 1-0 victory over struggling Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.
Having taken just two points from their last three games, the Gunners reignited their push for a top-four place.
LONDON (AP) — With their title hopes relying on a Manchester City implosion, Arsenal and Chelsea are focused on a new objective of securing a top-four place.
Arsenal edged past Newcastle 1-0 to end a three-game winless run in the Premier League after a fine strike by Mesut Ozil from the edge of the penalty area.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has often divided opinion during his time in the Premier League. On Wednesday, he left no room for debate.
The German inspired the Gunners to a third consecutive Premier League win as it thrashed Huddersfield 5-0.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez scored a last-minute penalty to give Arsenal a 1-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.
James Tarkowski was adjudged to have pushed Aaron Ramsey in the area and Sanchez coolly put away the penalty two minutes into added time to secure a vital three points for Arsenal.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Tom Cleverley scored an injury-time winner as Watford came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 and end the visitors' four-game winning run in the English Premier League on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — Jerome Boateng and Leroy Sane were recalled by Germany on Friday as it bids to wrap up World Cup qualification against Northern Ireland next week.
World champion Germany, which has eight wins from eight games in Europe Group C, will seal its place at next year's tournament in Russia if it can secure a point against second-placed Northern Ireland in Belfast on Oct.
Olivier Giroud scored his 100th goal for Arsenal as the Gunners beat BATE Borisov 4-2 to go two-for-two in Europa League group play on Thursday.
Arsenal rested nine front-line players including Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette for the English Premier League and still had enough firepower at a venue usually hostile to visitors.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez produced a clinical finish to set Arsenal on its way to a 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday, keeping alive the team's ambitions of qualifying for next season's Champions League.
MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil secured Arsenal's first English Premier League win on the road in three months on Monday, with the 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough reviving the London club's tough pursuit of Champions League qualification.
LONDON (AP) — An inspired second-half display gave Arsenal a much-needed 3-0 victory on Wednesday as West Ham continued its fall toward the Premier League relegation zone.
A goalkeeping error from Darren Randolph allowed Mesut Ozil to give Arsenal the lead before Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud wrapped up the victory at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON (AP) — An inspired second-half display gave Arsenal a much-needed 3-0 victory on Wednesday as West Ham continued its fall towards the Premier League relegation zone.
A goalkeeping error from Darren Randolph allowed Mesut Ozil to give Arsenal the lead before Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud wrapped up the victory.