This playmaker is one of the most gifted youngsters in soccer today. When Jose Mourinho calls you the 'best #10 in the world", you’ve got to be gifted and Ozil is all that and more. He had a splendid World Cup in 2010 (like pretty much everyone else on that German squad) and built on that with superb seasons at Real Madrid. He is now the kingpin and chief honcho and gunman with the Gunners at Arsenal. His Germany Soccer Jersey and his Arsenal Jersey are some of the most popular shirts in the wolrd today!
On the Spot: Mesut Ozil
German international and Arsenal star, Mesut Özil has come a long way to become Arsenal’s star. Beginning his career at several small youth academies in Germany, he landed at Schalke’s academy for one season before breaking into the first team. After what was an astounding debut season, Özil surprisingly turned down the contract extension and moved to rivals Werder Bremen. In his two and half years at the club, he dominated the midfield in the Bundesliga and helped the club finish 3rd and qualified for the Champions League. Özil however would not be there for the club’s next season as he made a 15 million euro move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
During his time at Madrid, Özil became a world famous player for his impressive performances. In the summer of 2012, Madrid brought in Luka Modric and it looked as if Özil was going to be pushed out of the club. He made only 23 appearances before moving to London for a 42.4 million pound fee. I think all Arsenal fans will agree, that was money well spent... [read the rest!]