Mesut Ozil stands out at the troubled Arsenal FC. In the team of Joachim Loew the world champion is one of the inviolable anyway.
Mesut Özil skillfully stages the teammates as cameraman, arranging the football boots in the cabin within seconds, elegantly throwing a new tacker at the secretary. In a video published by Arsenal FC Özil is the man for all cases – and that fits perfectly.
Because in the midfield of the world champion, the 29-year-old is also indispensable. National coach Joachim Löw gets really excited about Özil’s qualities as a creative player behind the top. Özil has superior skills, like no other player in this position, Löw said: « He is extremely valuable to us. » No wonder that he gave him a start-up guarantee for the start of the World Cup year on Friday (20.45 clock / ARD) in Dusseldorf against Spain.
Özil is also extremely valuable for his club, which is in the Premier League – this is also reflected in the salary. After his contract extension until 2021, the former Schalke and Bremer earn 400,000 euros – a week.
Mourinho ennobles Ozil as the best number ten in the world
The Londoners responded to some lucrative offers. Juventus and Manchester United have fiercely campaigned for the 88-time national player. « Unique » is Özil, emphasized United’s star coach Jose Mourinho: « The best number ten in the world. »
But Özil resisted all sirens. In the end, he listened to his heart in one of the most important decisions of his career.
He feels at home with Arsenal, even if the Gunners in the championship lag behind their high standards. It’s not like Özil: In 30 competitive games this season he scored 15 points (five goals, ten assists).
Against FC Watford succeeded him with his 50th Assist in the 141st game an entry in the history books of the Premier League. He reached this milestone faster than any other player before him. The previous record holder had been Manchester United striker Eric Cantona, who needed 143 missions for his first 50 assists.
Özil’s ideas and his wit need the German Football Association’s (DFB) selection if the dream of the fifth star is to be fulfilled in the summer of the World Cup in Russia (14 June to 15 July). « It’s the biggest stage in football, the whole world is watching, they want to exploit their potential and show it to the whole world, » Özil said.
The DFB team needs Ozil
Özil wants to fill the new German motto « Best Never Rest » with life. « The best never give up and work hard on themselves, they always want to be more successful, and I do, » he said before the games against former World Champion Spain and four days later in Berlin against record champion Brazil.
Özil is set despite the tough competition in the German team. « This technique and these last passes are just awesome, » praised Löw. Just a man just in case.