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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that new loan signing Martin Odegaard was always going to be fighting a losing battle when being compared to Barcelona great Lionel Messi, but believes the Norwegian has the necessary qualities to thrive with the Gunners.

Martin Odegaard tells friends his stance on potential Arsenal transfer

According to football.london, the Norway international has been impressed by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta since joining on loan from Real Madrid in January, and could now be keen to stay.
In the 67th minute of this evening’s Super Lig tie between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor, Mesut Ozil was stretchered off with an injury, continuing a nightmare start for the superstar since leaving Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil nightmare continues after being stretchered off in Fenerbahce tie

Former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is having a tough time in Turkey having been taken off on a stretcher in Fenerbahce’s match with Antalyaspor.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 21- Mesut Özil (67) of Fenerbahce gestures after his team lost the Turkish Super Lig match between Fenerbahce and Goztepe in Istanbul, Turkey on February 21, 2021. (Photo by Serhat Cagdas-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil’s misery continues at Fenerbahce despite Arsenal exit

The Gunners got their top earner off the books after he was frozen out for the previous 10 months – while Ozil was free to join the club he grew up supporting, and Fenerbahce in turn landed a player they hoped would inspire them to the Super Lig title.
In Turkey, they want Bayern Munich central defender Jerome Boateng to join Fenerbahce. According to 'FotoSpor', the club are trying, thanks to Ozil, to get the player to try his luck in this competition.

Fenerbahce use Mesut Ozil to try and persuade Jerome Boateng

In Turkey, they want Bayern Munich central defender Jerome Boateng to join Fenerbahce. According to 'FotoSpor', the club are trying, thanks to Ozil, to get the player to try his luck in this competition.
The Good Morning Britain host previously described the German ace as ‘massively overpaid, massively under-performing & [having a] shockingly overinflated sense of [his] own importance.’

Mesut Ozil tackles Piers Morgan in war of words

The Good Morning Britain host previously described the German ace as ‘massively overpaid, massively under-performing & [having a] shockingly overinflated sense of [his] own importance.’
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has claimed Nicolas Pepe is not cut out for the rigours of the Premier League.

Robert Pires: Nicolas Pepe not cut out for Premier League

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has claimed Nicolas Pepe is not cut out for the rigours of the Premier League.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Mesut Ozil: No Germany or Bundesliga return for me

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid star, Mesut Ozil, has sensationally revealed that he will not return to the German national team or play in the Bundesliga again.
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.

Jay Jay Okocha: It is very pleasing to be the idol of Mesut Ozil

During his media presentation on Wednesday, Ozil described Okocha as the star he followed at Fenerbahce and he recalled wearing his no.10 shirt with the Nigerian legend's name written at the back.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Mesut Ozil: Jay Jay Okocha was the Fenerbahce star I liked the most

Mesut Ozil has named Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha as the player he liked the most at Fenerbahce, before he joined the Turkish Super Lig club on a three-and-a-half-year deal this month.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Mesut Ozil: I’ll be a Gunner for life

“I’d like to thank Edu Gaspar for helping bring about a professional and dignified solution in the past few days, and I wish everyone at the club the best in their attempt to continue to bring Arsenal back to the top, where we belong.”
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Mesut Ozil thanks Arsenal after completing Fenerbahce move

The 32-year-old flew to Turkey last week and has now officially signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Istanbul giants.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil completes Fenerbahce move

Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.
Mesut Ozil poses with a Fenerbahce scarf after touching down in Istanbul on Sunday night

Fenerbahce president asks fans to help fund Mesut Ozil’s £13 million salary

Fenerbahce have asked fans to help fund Mesut Ozil’s £13million wage packet by donating money through a text message campaign, Daily Mail reports.
Fenerbahce hope to officially announce the signing of Mesut Ozil from Arsenal on Monday.

Fenerbahce to unveil latest bride Mesut Ozil on Monday

Fenerbahce hope to officially announce the signing of Mesut Ozil from Arsenal on Monday. Ozil finished a period of quarantine in Turkey on Friday and is in the final stages of completing the move to his boyhood club on a three-and-a-half-year deal as a free agent.
Mesut Ozil has said he has no intention of retiring when he leaves Arsenal, with his preference being a move to Fenerbahce or Major League Soccer.

Jack Wilshere: Mesut Ozil wasn’t given ‘fair opportunity’ in final year at Arsenal

Fenerbahce-bound Mesut Ozil wasn't given "fair opportunity" in his final year at Arsenal, according to Jack Wilshere.
Genoa have informed wantaway Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos to make a decision on his future by the end of next week or they will look to recruit a different player.

Arsenal terminate Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s contract by mutual consent

Sokratis’ deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the 32-year-old has been freed up during the January transfer window to find a new club.
Mesut Ozil poses with a Fenerbahce scarf after touching down in Istanbul on Sunday night

Arsene Wenger congratulates Mesut Ozil on Fenerbahce move

“Well first of all I would say you have the pleasure to announce a transfer like that in a period where you will not have many transfers,” he told BeIN SPORTS Turkey.
Former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Özil, has arrived in Istanbul from London with his family to continue the transfer processes with Turkish football club Fenerbahçe early on January 18.

Mesut Özil now in Istanbul to join Fenerbahçe

Former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Özil, has arrived in Istanbul from London with his family to continue the transfer processes with Turkish football club Fenerbahçe early on January 18.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should build his team around Mesut Ozil, according to Jermaine Pennant, who thinks the midfielder has been given a new lease of life.

Shkodran Mustafi: How Arsenal failed Mesut Ozil

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has described the departure of Mesut Ozil from the team as a result of Arsenal’s failure to assist Ozil.
Mesut Ozil has said he has no intention of retiring when he leaves Arsenal, with his preference being a move to Fenerbahce or Major League Soccer.

Mesut Özil confirms Fenerbahce transfer

Özil said his goodbyes at London Colney on Sunday, and was later given permission to travel to Istanbul ahead of completing his free transfer to the Süper Lig side.
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - IKIMAGES - AFP)

Mesut Ozil to say goodbye to his teammates this Sunday

On Saturday, the German talked at length with the Arsenal board to terminate his contract. Both parties have reportedly reached an agreeement and Ozil will move in the next 24 hours
Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg, believes Mesut Ozil is still an excellent passer of the football.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil set to join Fenerbahce

Ozil was not registered in Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads this season and has been free to talk to other clubs since the beginning of January with his Gunners deal expiring in the summer.

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