REVEALED: The Reason For Mesut Ozil’s Poor Display v Man Utd

By on November 11, 2013

It seems Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky weren’t the only players who were suffering from illness on Sunday with Germany boss Joachin Low confirming today that Mesut Ozil has been told to stay at home with flu.

Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky both missed our 1-0 defeat to United on Sunday after being ruled out with flu and there were reports that Mikel Arteta and two unnamed players were also not feeling 100%, but declared themselves fit to start.

It turns out Mesut Ozil was one of those also affected which goes a long way to explaining why he was so poor yesterday. He hasn’t been great for the last few games but he was particularly bad on Sunday so I knew there had to be a reason for it.

The playmaker rightly drew criticism for his performance but it turns out he was also sick and is now a doubt to play for his country against Italy on Friday after he and Mertesacker were ordered to stay back in London instead of meeting up with the rest of the Germany squad:



  1. nkusuny

    November 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    What would be the cause of This illness?

  2. Tereo

    November 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Its that time of the season for the players, where they know theyre going to drop down the table. Thats why Ozil, Mertsacker and co are feeling unwell so they dont have to be part of yet another failed season.

    • Mick

      November 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      You are an idiot, very poor attempt at humour.

      • Tereo

        November 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

        Sorry about that, the real reason was that the prospect of facing Phil Jones sent them on their periods.

        • bwarna

          November 11, 2013 at 11:42 pm

          Pathetic loser

        • Mike

          November 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm

          So we had more first team players out injured than any other Prem side, two players go sick on the day and three other players in the team who were unwell. Since David Moyes said it was Man U’s best game of the season, it makes Man U’s 40% possession, inferior passing success rate, inferior territorial advantage and two shots on target (one of which was a ‘header’ which came of RVP’s shoulder) even more pathetic than we first thought. On that basis, the only London teams you’ll be fighting it out with this season are Palace and Fulham.

    • rellends

      November 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      watch out stephen fry there’s a new a kid on the block.

  3. Jones

    November 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    This i must say its difficult for any one not to blive cos d poor form was obvious but stil we shouldn’t attribute our failure to a flimsy xcuse like this. Plus i noticed our players were scared to their pantes. I was damn disapointed cos manure are full of average player.

  4. kelvin bocco

    November 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    that is not an excuse. ozil thinks he’s the best in EPL, dnt worry u will soon fade away.

  5. kelvin bocco

    November 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    ozil! ozil!! ozillllllll, jones is waiting 4 u. i prefer david silva than u ozil. u are just a noise maker.

  6. Tereo

    November 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Your a lunatic if you think Silva is better than Ozil. Ozil is the assist king of europe, he is probably one of the best in the prem

    • cedric

      November 14, 2013 at 5:43 am

      dont take me wrong here, i do agree with what u r saying but ozil shld prove that as quicker as possible we need is authority in th team a real impact when is there they must feel or notice that he there the season is gone now we shld catch the time or it ll b too ate

  7. Joel china

    November 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I think ozil was navous, but he is de best no.10 in epl.

    • cedric

      November 14, 2013 at 5:53 am

      why was he nervous? he had played bigger teams thn man unted with real madrid and tht is wht we bought him 4,as someone tht can help th team to have a characteristic way of approaching big games he is our team leader he must not b th 1rst 1 of the team to b nervous

  8. Bilbo

    November 12, 2013 at 12:45 am

    the flu doesn’t make you play bad.. ever seen Michael Jordan play with the flu.. someone tell ozil to youtube it

    • Paul N

      November 13, 2013 at 2:01 am

      So you use one example as proof. What about the countless amount of people who are stuck in bed trying to get over the flu.
      Basketball is a different sport.
      1. You use your hands for the most part.
      2. You have a very small court, thus you don’t have to cover much ground.
      3. You have many times outs that you can you use to rehydrate yourself.

      So, that example doesn’t line up.

      • Bilbo

        November 13, 2013 at 6:09 am

        yeah you’re right, basketballs a walk in the park.
        i’m not saying playing the game would have been easy for him. it’s just things like this in sport that separate the boys from the men.. the goods from the greats

  9. junior Peters

    November 12, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I think dey all got in Germany wyen dey went out after beating dortmund cos dey were all fine b4 dat game & after d game dey had d flu.

  10. Mandefro s

    November 12, 2013 at 7:27 am

    please don’t relates the defeat with such stupid reason bse the team was better than man utd in the second half . the problem is that the arsenal players are already defeated psychologically before the game was started
    this is not only that day i have seen while arse plays with the top club except Liverpool. so please the manager and the staff try to do on this matter. please arsen wenger involev in market transaction to have good striker

  11. Abu Rahman

    November 12, 2013 at 7:29 am

    What was really obvious in that match against Manure was that the players really got switched off especially in the first half. Perhaps the flu of a thing was real. But then, it was very clear that Martesacker and Rosicky were sorely missed especially after they have gelled in the two previous matches against Liverpool and Dortmund. I personally believe the defeat will encourage them to up their game and achieve more. Let’s wait and see how the league’s table looks like in January.

  12. Chrisighedosa@yahoo.com

    November 12, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Ozil is a flop agian man u

  13. Chrisighedosa@yahoo.com

    November 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Ozil is flop agian man united

  14. rickjamesbitch

    November 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Ozil is top class. Its his first season and injuries and illness had us with a solid first team unavailable and we still held it up. In a few weeks we will have key players back and then we will see the real arsenal that can rip teams apart. I new cb an nippy striker would be needed to push for the title

  15. julius

    November 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Ozil remains number one playmaker in epl

  16. Kel Young

    November 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    You all that are against Ozil should keep quiet. Who is Phil Jones that ozil shud be afraid of. His name is Jones and he is jonzing. A for one can dribble the star out of him.Arsenal played Man U like PS during the second period so.

  17. Topgun

    November 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    One bad game and everyone wants to write us of even our own supporters I was pissed with our display but I will back this team all the way as I always have we are still top and anyone who thinks were gona give it up is a cock so shut the fuck up and see how we bounce back

  18. Agbesuyi Francis

    November 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Some just open mouth and close it. Am very sure, dy r nt arsenal fans, if dy r then dy r all arsenal enemy. If man u won arsenal,am sure,it is nt end of d game. I strongly blive in my team. Up gunners!

  19. Amos

    November 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    The (Arsenal) had prayers with tired legs aft 2 back to back tough games…They r dengerous this czon though coz they’ve matured players unlike in the past.they r strong title contenders this year…u shud know that Ozil can’t play well in each n evry game.

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