Mesut made an immediate impression in English football with a string of sparkling performances during his first season with the club. After becoming the club's record signing, he set up Olivier Giroud on his debut at Sunderland before scoring a sublime goal in the 2-0 win against Napoli. He went on to register a brace against Norwich City, plus further strikes at home to Hull and Everton before the turn of the year.
The Germany international suffered a hamstring injury against Bayern Munich in March, which kept him out for more than a month. But he made a positive impact on his return, scoring and setting up another in the 3-0 win against Newcastle.
Mesut Ozil Profile
October 15, 1988
|Previous Club(s)||Schalke, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid|
Widely regarded as one of the world’s finest midfielders, Ozil spent three years at Real Madrid, making 159 appearances and scoring 27 goals. While at the Bernabeu, he won the league title in 2012 and was a runner-up twice - also picking up a Copa del Rey winner’s medal in 2011.
A creative force blessed with good acceleration and an eye for a killer pass, Mesut has made more assists than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues during the last half-decade.
A full Germany international with a scoring record of almost one in three, he made his debut, aged 20, against Norway in 2009. Mesut, who is of Turkish descent, then starred at the 2010 World Cup and was among the nominees for the Golden Ball award. Two years later he was named in the Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament, after helping Germany to the semi finals. He also was a member of Germany’s squad at the 2014 World Cup.
Mesut Ozil's Arsenal Career
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||Total|
|2013-2014||25 + 1||5||8||1||4 + 1||1||0 + 1||0||37 + 3||7|
|Total||26 + 1||5||9||1||4 + 1||1||0 + 1||0||39 + 3||7|