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22 September 2014 @ 09:27 am
Mesutosity. Defined.


All three Arsenal goals were scored within a period of about 100 seconds at Villa Park yesterday.

maria_anna_ozil found us Arsenal Fan TV's record of the event - high up in the stands.

From chanting his name, to the paternal sounds of "he needed that" - to fans cheering for Welbeck - to the traditional chant of "WHO are YOU?" it's all part of the away experience of the Arsenal fans - who are the most cheerful and upbeat in the league.

Enjoy watching 2 minutes of happiness:

Current Mood: Charmed
20 September 2014 @ 09:55 am
And hugs Danny Welbeck (Jenny's personal highlight tbh):


Danny set up Mesut first, then Mesut returned the favour.

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Current Mood: Elated!
19 September 2014 @ 11:59 am

Prior to Tuesday's Champions League match I came across this FourFourTwo article on my Facebook feed. I don't usually read anything about Mesut anymore, to spare myself the negative emotions that typically follow, but seeing how this one was discussing his position I decided to proceed (with caution).

Mesut's No.10 role (or lack there of) has been a hot topic for many months now. It's something I've been himming and hawwing over myself ever since his last season with Real Madrid. I found this article did a fairly good job of explaining how playing Mesut out wide is affecting his game and why. While we probably all already know most of this as devoted fans of Mesut, I figured it wouldn't hurt to share it here for good measure. And besides... I needed an excuse to throw some pictures into a post. Since there's not too much to write about from Tuesdays match, it gives me some content to fill in the white space. :)

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15 September 2014 @ 10:51 pm

In-flight meal was cheese, with a bit of corn :P

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13 September 2014 @ 08:16 pm
Well I watched the match & I shall say we got a little lucky ManCity scored only 2.
But it was still a nice match & a fair draw.
And the highlight was Alexis scoring his 3rd goal for Arsenal :D


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12 September 2014 @ 02:44 pm
It's...cute. And his English is getting so much better!


The game is the early kick-off. So check timings where you are, fellow fans!

Current Mood: charmed

Mesut Özil admits he was delighted Arsenal secured the services of 'world class' forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. The German international signed for the club for a club record £42.5m fee last summer, and is joined at the club by Sanchez this season.
Ozil is looking to kick on in his second campaign in England and believes the Chilean forward has given the whole club a lift.

"Not just me, but I think the whole team are happy because we've added a world class player," Özil told Arsenal Player. "He played at Barcelona and scored lots of goals so you know he has quality and we're pleased to have him. I’m sure we'll see lots of goals from him this season."

Özil was criticised by large sections last year after struggling with form and injuries at times. Despite this, the World Cup-winning playmaker still contributed with nine assists and five goals in the Premier League. The 25-year-old says he is 'proud' by his feats as chief creator, and believes they are just as important as the goals scored. He still wants more though, both individually and as a team.

He added: "I'm very confident because I know the potential I have. We’ve become more mature and we've learned from our mistakes. If we stay fit and healthy, anything is possible. We have big ambitions, you can't be satisfied in finishing second or third or making the round of 16 in the Champions League. I missed playing football while on holiday, I'm pleased we are underway, we want to reach our ambitions. We need to be a team, believe. Then we can achieve it."

In a recent interview, Arsene Wenger said "everything Özil does is intelligent, absolutely perfect." While Özil wasn't so sure about such gushing praise, he was thankful for the trust of his manager. "I'm not so sure about the praise, I always have to deliver on the pitch. It's important what the boss thinks, he trusts me and he knows my potential, I’m grateful for the faith. If he says I play intelligently, it’s probably right!"


Stupid Daily Mail article didn't even have a proper picture of Mesexis so I've just posted the gifs instead. Also, I see no tag for the newest bromance of the year.
11 September 2014 @ 09:01 pm
Don't think I forgot about this little corner of crinkly insanity! Been waiting for ages to start posting again but it'd been a bit quiet/slow on the Mesuty front since the end of the World Cup. Plus, club-related posts are best handled by Professor Jenny herself, I find. But I've got some spare time on my hands and lookie what Tumblr has to offer!

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05 September 2014 @ 02:00 pm
Come one, come all! Per HIS REQUEST, send Mesut your fan art!

He's created a photo album on his Facebook page where he can display all of the beautiful works of art that he receives from his fans from all over the world. Sweet Cocoa's work - something we all appreciate here very much - has made it into his album. Let's see if some of our members who have shared their work (alleybetwixt comes to mind) can't make it in as well!

Sure wish I were an artist... HEY, WAIT A MINUTE... I'm married to one! He's done some excellent characatures of some other famous football players. Maybe I can convince him to do one of Mesut and I'll submit it for him. Boy, would that make me happy! :)

Good luck! And keep us posted of any developments!

Be sure to check out alleybetwixt's work in this post from back in April! She has such a good eye for details that make Mesut so Mesuty in her drawings.


Mesut will not be playing tomorrow against Scotland, as his "minor" ankle problem has not yet healed.

Happy weekend, everyone.

But let's not talk about the match, shall we? The pre-match alone is enough for us to cry hard over the fact that Klose, Lahm and Metersacker will no longer wear that white kit. And to be reminded of how badly a German side performed without those three against the-World-Cup-silver-medal-winner Argentine is just way too much, gurls, way too much. The last time we conceded four goals in a match was 2012, when we played Sweden led by Ibrahimovic, and that time we scored four goals first, and the final result was a draw.

Never mind. After the game, all my concerns go to our crinkly-eared boy. Where is him? How is his injury? Why we never get a look of him on during the live? Is he with the national team? Is he available for the qualification game against Scotland on Sunday?

Thankfully, some super lucky Mesut fans comforted me with their updates on Instagram.

Umut Santiago Sanchez found Mesut in the VIP box in the stadium.

Lasopri provided us a good opportunity to check Mesut's OOTD(outfit of the day). Check shirts, black pants, black backpack and Mesuty smile. Me likey~

Moreover, my fellow Chinese fans were also at the Espirit Arena to see the World champions themselves. Here's what @Shaodanfei photographed:


The following snapshots are from here. Mesut was in a black jacket signing for fans alongside with Thomas. Hmmm, this jacket gets my approval.


For the injury part, DFB tweets that Mesut may not be fit enough for Sunday's game. The same occurs to Boateng and Hummels.
Fingers crossed they can be back soon!
02 September 2014 @ 05:51 pm
Well, I think this is probably the only joyful scene we saw during the disappointing draw against Leicester City last Sunday:

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Good morning members, let's get up to speed on a few new developments. This is post one of two. The second will be up early tomorrow morning - which is transfer deadline day!

In the midweek, Arsenal beat Besiktas 1-0 at home at the Emirates to seal qualification for the Champions League group stages.


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