Mesut Ozil, A Former Arsenal Midfielder Underwent Surgery As He Vowed To Be Back

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Mesut Ozil says his back surgery “went well” as he prepares to spend a significant amount of time on the sidelines. 

On Monday, the former Arsenal star underwent surgery to address a lingering fitness issue. 

The 33-year-old, who is currently playing for Istanbul Basaksehir, has missed 31 games since 2018 due to persistent back issues. 

Ozil in action for Germany

Mesut Ozil has now updated his followers on how he is doing following the operation. 

He uploaded a photo of himself in his hospital bed giving the thumbs up and captioned it, “Today’s surgery went well Thanks again to everyone for your comments & prayers – May God Bless you all.” 

Before the surgery, he acknowledged that the recovery he would require would keep him from playing for a while, but he is committed to returning to football as soon as able. 

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Ozil doing his trademark celebration after scoring

“I will do everything I can to return to the field of play as soon as feasible. I appreciate all of your support and kindness”, Mesut Ozil added. 

Mesut Ozil, a former playmaker for Arsenal, announced on Friday that he would be sidelined for a lengthier period. 

After being cut from the playing roster by Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, Mesut Ozil joined Fenerbahce in January 2021. 

Ozil celebrating after scoring for Germany

After a disagreement with interim manager Ismail Kartal that resulted in his exclusion from the team for four months, Mesut Ozil’s contract was canceled, which prompted him to sign with rivals Istanbul Basaksehir on an initial one-year contract. 

The former Germany international was permitted to leave the Emirates early and sign a three-and-a-half-year contract with Fenerbahce. 

However, after a promising start in which he scored nine goals in 26 games, the World Cup winner was shunned following a dispute with the team’s previous manager, Ismail Kartal. 

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Ozil in action for Instanbul Bakasheir

While at Instanbul Bakasheir, Mesut Ozil suffered a devastating debut loss against Kasimpasa as a reserve player, losing 7-1. 

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Since then, Mesut Ozil has appeared three times for their first team, with his most recent appearance coming on the bench on September 15 in a 3-0 victory over Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League. 

He can now spend more time at home with his family thanks to the successful back surgery he just underwent.

Who is Mesut Ozil?

Mesut Ozil is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Super Lig club Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey. 

How did people know Mesut Ozil?

Mesut Ozil
Ozil in action for Fenerbache

Ozil was known for his technical skills, creativity, passing skills, and vision as he can also play as a wide midfielder

Mesut Ozil nickname

Ozil was given several nicknames like German Messi, German Zidane, Nemo, The assist King, der Rabe, and der Neue Diego. 

Mesut Ozil’s place of Birth: 

Ozil was born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. On 15th October 1988. 

Mesut Ozil’s career debut; 

He began his senior club career playing for hometown club Schalke 04, before signing with Werder Bremen in 2008, aged 19.

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He went on to play for Real Madrid, Arsenal , Fenerbache, and now Instanbul Bakasheir. Ozil played for Germany national team between 2009 and 2018. He retired from international football in 2018 four years after helping Germany to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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