Mesut Özil


73.2m fans
Plays for: Arsenal, Germany
Ranked: 11th in Premier League
Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the Germany national team.

Özil plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a winger. He began his senior career as a member of his hometown club Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga, departing two seasons later to join Werder Bremen for €5 million. He garnered break-out attention at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where at age 22, Özil was instrumental in the side's campaign where they reached the semi-finals, losing to eventual champions Spain. He was also nominated for the Golden Ball Award, as well as being ranked first in assists in major European and domestic competitions with 25. This garnered him a €15 million transfer to La Liga club Real Madrid.

At Madrid, Özil won the Copa del Rey in his first season, before registering a league high 17 assists as the Spanish side won the league title in the following season. He also won the Supercopa de España in the same season, becoming renowned for his technical skills and creativity; due to his agility, finesse and versatility as an attacking midfielder, he has also been compared to Zinedine Zidane by former manager José Mourinho.

Following a second-place La Liga finish to rivals Barcelona in the 2012–13 season, Özil relocated to England to join Premier League side Arsenal in a then club-record deal worth £42.5 million , making him the most expensive German player of all time. During his first season, Özil helped end the club's largely publicised nine-year trophy drought, winning the FA Cup in 2014. He later became victorious in two more FA Cup campaigns, while also winning the FA Community Shield. Özil would also tie the league assist record in 2014–15, as well as being named in multiple teams of the season in England.

At international level, Özil has played 86 matches for the Germany national team, scoring 22 goals. He represented his country in two FIFA World Cups, as well as two UEFA European Championships, and was an integral part in both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012 team in South Africa and Ukraine, starring as the joint-highest assist provider in the competitions. Özil also contributed as a part of the 2014 World Cup-winning side in Brazil, with his versatility aiding in his nation's triumph in a 1–0 victory over Argentina in the final. Description provided by Wikipedia


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Chin up Bro 👊🏼 Since our very beginnings in the youth National teams we celebrated so many special moments together. You're truly a friend and a great person on and off the pitch. I feel sorry one of the best German players of the last decades has to leave the National team in that way. 🙏🏼 @jeromeboateng #Danke #M1Ö

The @Arsenal family does not only have members in the UK and Europe, but all around the World 🌏❤ Thank you for supporting me all the way from India 🇮🇳 @arsenal.mumbai, I'm happy you like the present I've sent you 😊🙏🏼#YaGunnersYa #ArsenalFamily #WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö

Starting the week with the new 👟🏃‍♂👌🏼 #Ultraboost19 #M1Ö

We deserved more today. But at least 1 point 🔴⚪ We move on to the next game! #YaGunnersYa #WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö @arsenal @premierleague

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1 week ago

Mesut Özil

Planning meeting. OneUnity

#LiveThinkPeform #unitysquad
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Planning meeting. OneUnity 

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Comment on Facebook better.than all Manchester. United players ozil king of assists.

You are my first Football Lover Ozil😍Love you From BANGLADESH. 👈

মামা তুমি কালকে দুটো গুল দিতে পারতে। কিন্তু রেপারি বাটপারি করে অপসাইড দিলো। কুব কশট পেয়েছি। মামা আমি তুমার পুরুপাইলে সবসময়ই লাইক কমেন্ট করি। আমার পুরুপাইলেও লাইক বেক দিবেন। পাশে আছি

Ozilow nio adi iyo gaalkan ganacsi idinka dhaxeya fila kalamaba hartiine xey thy😅😅😂😂😂😂😂

Flamini looks like ,mhktaryan

We’ve got ozil, I just don’t think you understand, He’s better than zidane, He’s unai emery’s man, We’ve got mesut ozil. All I want is ozil be playing for Arsenal always.

Ozil this is personal life Go ahead and invite whoever you want. This is u not Germany. We love you

Even flamini need asisstant from ozil about business 🤣

Please drink in the right hand 🤚 king 🤴 Oz

Best 100 Players of all time ,Mesut is on the list :) :) vote Ozil up >>>

Am your all time fan from Kenya

LIKE if Flamini is richer than Ronaldo & Messi combined 😂😂😂


Ozil makes Pogba looks like an amateur .

Take over of Arsenal Football Club is imminent as future owners Mesut and Flamini lays out the final onslaught on majority owner Kroenke's shares😎

Double M!!🙌 Mesut Mathieu 💯 Love from Thailand 🇹🇭

The assist king with the rich man😍 Friendship💕

I love you so so much Ozil❤❤ Say hi to Flamini Still cerebrating 2-0 win👊👊

Ozil is better than All Manchester united player and staff💪💪✔️✔️💕 #OzilKiNG of Assist

I don't care Arsenal am man united fan i only watch how u play start from hala madrid N now

"How can I assist you?": Question from Ozil

We love you too Proudly from Nigeria

1k likes for the king of assists👏👏

Flamini should come help buy Arsenal from that stingy man Korenke

Flamini to buy Arsenal with his Billions still yet to be made and Özil as ambassador for "clean energy Arsenal"

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2 weeks ago

Mesut Özil

Superb performance! 💣 Brilliant result! 💥 Thank you Emirates Stadium! 👏🏼 Proud to be a Gunner! ❤❤ #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö #WeAreTheArsenal Arsenal ... See moreSee less

Superb performance! 💣 Brilliant result! 💥 Thank you Emirates Stadium! 👏🏼 Proud to be a Gunner! ❤❤ #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö #WeAreTheArsenal Arsenal


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I'm the happiest guy tonight Can I get 500 likes for Mesut Ozil?

Özil better than Man united 😏🔫

Lacazette immediately told Auba that he should take the penalty today. He then went over and gave Auba some words of encouragement. Just like when Aubameyang let Lacazette take the pen in Feb vs Stoke when Laca was having a rough patch. It’s a genuinely beautiful friendship ❤

Thank you Mesut, you played very well

If ozil is happy i happy😍 You r my favorite With much love❤❤❤

NASA has confirmed that Man United fans who travelled over the moon during their unbeaten run have landed on Earth safely

Mesut ozil me seeing you on the field I get hope in the game of football lad you an inspiration

Congrazz idol👏👏 You are the best player in all.. better than Pogba,Naymar,Ronaldo etc..😊 I love You my husband🖤 Fighting! #M_10💪😍😘 #Mesut_Me_Me_Hlaing😊

Well done Mr Ozil Aka King of assist 👑

Ozil was a joke...did nothing....again

Proud to be your fun made it today ..proud to Gunners

Played very well today Mesut! Very glad to see you back in the office and doing what you do best! 😅

Yes Mesut, well played today mate! Tell me how good does it feel we got Auba, Laca, Ozil! #thearsenal 😀⚽️

You were a boss, great pace and composure going forward, good pressing too. We were one team today #COYG

Playmaker in Arsenal Forever We always support u and Arsenal from Myanmar #

You were amazing. Good runs, defending there is only one Ozil

Fab performance from the whole team 💯🔥❤️

Stand out performance today by everyone- well done lads

U tracked back San, RESPECT- COYG

To be honest, you played decent. But that game had written draw all over it. #letsbereal

Congz boys..... Great performance. Let's now focus on the Europa come back.

Respect lads, you've really done it, big up💪💪💪

U are my hero Better than all

Thanks at all I was very happy that you started match ,.,arsenal for ever

Thanks gunners. Happy Mustaphi wasn't there this evening. It would have been a different story. Gunners for live!

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2 weeks ago

Mesut Özil

The Arsenal family does not only have members in the UK and Europe, but all around the World 🌏❤ Thank you for supporting me all the way from India 🇮🇳 Arsenal Mumbai Supporters Club, I'm happy you like the present I've sent you 😊🙏🏼#YaGunnersYa #ArsenalFamily #WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö ... See moreSee less

The Arsenal family does not only have members in the UK and Europe, but all around the World 🌏❤ Thank you for supporting me all the way from India 🇮🇳 Arsenal Mumbai Supporters Club, Im happy you like the present Ive sent you 😊🙏🏼#YaGunnersYa #ArsenalFamily #WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö


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Here From Egypt , Love u Mesut 😍🇹🇷💛

Özil when are you coming to Kenya? Awanna handover my car and house keys to you 🤩🤩🤩❤

Mesut Ozil is the best midfielder/playmaker in the world.... 200 LIKES for Mesut Ozil 💕💕💕

Pakistan is bae! India is fake news

Love from Mumbai, Pakistan.

Massive support here from Pakistan too ❤️❤️

Arsenal Uganda is the next😍😍we are in East Africa💪 .. .. Lets gather here twemanye banange😂😂 We love you Ozil😍 We love Arsenal❤ COYG Arsenal❤

Keep it going Mesut. We love you from Kenya

u have millions of fans in Ethiopia. trust me u have more fans here in Ethiopia than india.

I Love You😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 My hunsband is the best😍 From your wife in Myanmar😀😎 Forever #M_10🖤

I'm crying..😭😭😭 Thank you Mesut.. #YaGunnersYa

Oza,we love you from Ethiopia!!

Love from Pakistan as well. At least sth unites india and pak in these tense times

Here From Egypt , Love u Mesut <3

With love, from India. We have supporters clubs of Arsenal at every major city of the country. I am a member of Arsenal Bengal myself. We all love you, Mesut.

Arsenal fan , from Viet Nam 🇻🇳 .i love mesut

Hahaha mesut please come to south korea!! I am your fan after l read your book

Ozil iam from India Plzz start Arsenal football acadmy in kerala ,India It is a request There are soomany Arsenal fan in kerala ,India Plz reply

not only in India but also in Uganda When are you coming to see arsenal funs

A big Thank You to M1Ö for the precious gift! Looking forward to catch up in India someday soon! Ya gunners Ya! We are the Gooner Mumba Arsenal Mumbai Supporters Club #WeAreTheArsenal

We r with u mesut From Myanmar arsenal fan

We are proud of you here in Uganda

Fan boei from india kerala 😍😍

Thats why you remain my number 1 best player in the world.

I am an Arsenal fan, again from India. If you could plz check my dp, you can clearly see I am wearing an Arsenal jersey with your name. Love you a lot.

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3 weeks ago

Mesut Özil

#YaGunnersYa 😎💥 Five-Star team performance tonight! Happy for everyone at the club and for all the fans! 🤙🏼#WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö #COYG ... See moreSee less

#YaGunnersYa 😎💥 Five-Star team performance tonight!  Happy for everyone at the club and for all the fans! 🤙🏼#WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö #COYG


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Your the best Sir Ozil Mesut Ozil =5goals Mesut Ozil =3points Mesut Ozil=Top 4💪💪💪 Mob love King Ozil💕💕💕 Please a 1000 likes for King Ozil

Ozill ơi!!! Em đến từ Việt Nam. Anh có thể cho em ít tiền để em sang xem anh thi đấu 1 trận được không???!!

When Ozil is happy, the entire Arsenal fans world wide are happy by default..... God bless our Ozil.....🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Mesut remove your mask, I know you're messi

Form is temporary class is permanent

Arsenal will finish 3rd this season. Mark my words🔥🔥🔥👍

We (Arsenal fans) are lucky because Mesut is Arsenal player 💕💕💕

Thank You Mesut all the way from 🇰🇪

Ozil you're in another level brother But emery has little knowledge about who you are. Prove every doubting fella wrong Coyg

Özilyeeeeeeee Best pelyer in the world king of assists king özil🇩🇪🇹🇷⚽👈 MÖ10😙😗💪👌👌🤘🤘

Show Emery Who You are 🔥 @Özil

Ozil.... My love for u is undeniable 💓😘

Mesut Ozil without doubt, you're the best midfielder in the world... Thanks for your outstanding performance tonight... #ArsenalBlood #WeAreTheArsenal #COYG #YaGunnersYa

Mesut is bigger than Manchester City ! FINAL

So Happy to see you shining again #Mesut Let them sey what they want're the king of Arsenal💓 #M1Ö

Mesut is Arsenal player 👍👏 #coyg

Best midfielder in the world ! #YaGunnersYa #COYG

Fantastic goal😍 You are the best!!

Well played Ozil...and well played all you Gunners

My love for you is undeniable ❤️💋💋 Mesut Özil

Great performance Mesut , you bossed it🔥🔥🔥♥

This is the Ozil we love... please get another goal on Saturday

When Özil is Happy I'm Happy!❤ SuperB Performance & A Opening Goal Boss!👏

Then next Game Ozil Bench. We lose again. Sick rotation I tell you. These players should play together often not bench them.

Fan mesut in Vietnam 😍😍

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4 weeks ago

Mesut Özil

3 more points for us at the Emirates! ⚽ See you again on Wednesday. 👍🏼😉 Enjoy the rest of the weekend Gooners! ❤✌🏼 #YaGunnersYa #COYG #WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö Arsenal ... See moreSee less

3 more points for us at the Emirates! ⚽ See you again on Wednesday. 👍🏼😉 Enjoy the rest of the weekend Gooners! ❤✌🏼 #YaGunnersYa #COYG #WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö Arsenal


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Özil your Arsenal fans favourite player and when you're happy all Arsenal fans are happy too.

Congratulations you are the best in our team👏 We are Ozil 💪 We are gunners❤ If you like arsenal put👍

My husband is the best 😉😉 From your wife in VietNam😍😍

Ozil is back and Arsenal is winning again. Unai must take note

your creation is so good.. You are Genius👑 I wish you can play next game.. i can see you full min!🙏 we stand#Mesut Forever #M_10🖤 Love from Myanmar.i always your big fan😇♥️Fighting!!!

Your touch for auba was superb

Always one of the Best Midfielder in d world👌😍🙏 Love from India 🇮🇳❤️

We missed your creativity We all love you Mesut

You played very well today Mesut. Congrats 🔴 Hope to see you in the starting XI soon

Özil come back. 2 games and Arsenal is Winning .❤️ #Coyg

Özil brings happiness to football world😍😍

Play Mesut Ozil and we win! Take note Unai Emery

We are un enjoyable our life suporting arsenal becouse we have a couch that dont know qualitative players ozil ramsey denis suarez are always substituation and ewopi gunduzi xkhka are the top plyers in his formation

You're the best Midfielder in EPL... Unai Emery must realize this. Fantastic to see you playing 😍❤️ ماشاءاللہ ❤️

Bro....Don’t forget Tottenham after that,we need to beat them like 3-0 and I believe there will be assist from O to the z to the i to the l ozillllllll🙌🏼

Congrats mesut, never give up! Yay gunners ya! #COYG

When u play i feel relieved for sure #YaGunnersYa how i wish one day i get to watch u live

I wish U can play Evry Game Mr. Ozil

We sincerely hope we will see you on Wednesday.

Think unai might of pushed ozil to get back into fitness and gym sessions maybe he wanted a stronger ozil.

Ridiculous passes from Özil today! 👁💫

When you came on today you were class good performance by the team good win and upto 4 th I had a great day thank you

If you want to be a top player track back,mark a player & make tackle to win a ball.Score goal & assist don't misplace pass use your head.

Chelsea the new arsenal 🤣

Was a pleasure to watch you play today, will be back Wednesday

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