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Gunning for Greatness: My Life : With an introduction by Jose Mourinho - Mesut Ozil

Gunning for Greatness: My Life

With an introduction by Jose Mourinho


Published: 26th April 2017
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Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany. But his life and career have been a test of resilience. Growing up in Germany's Turkish community, he faced prejudice from those who claimed his dual identity would prevent him giving his all for the national team.

Later came questions over a different type of commitment, the kind levelled against those, like Mesut Ozil, who excel in football's finer arts rather than relying simply on running and ruggedness. He has proved concerns on both these issues lack substance. In Gunning for Greatness, Mesut Ozil reveals the inside stories of his relationships with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, his quest to help the under-fire Frenchman restore Arsenal's pre-eminence - and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world.

About the Author

Mesut Ozil was born in 1988 to Turkish parents at Gelsenkirchen in what was then West Germany. An attacking midfielder, his professional career began with home-town team Schalke 04 and led him to Werder Bremen and Real Madrid before he joined Arsenal for a club-record £42.5m in 2013. His honours include FA Cup success with Arsenal, a Spanish title with Real and the German Cup at Bremen. A five-time Player of the Year in Germany, he made his debut for the national team aged 20 and was a member of their World Cup-winning side in 2014.

1. My Embarrassing Home
2. Matthias rather than Mesut
3. The world of football isn't a talent show
4. A bone of contention between Germany and Turkey
5. Runner-up with Schalke
6. A dirty smear campaign
7. Mesut at home alone
8. Footballers aren't politicians
9. Kung-fun goalie
10. Victory in the German Cup
11. My move to Real
12. A new world
13. Galactic duels
14. London Calling
15. Sami Khedira
16. Out of the golden cage
17. World Champions in Brazil
18. Arsenal

Photographic Acknowledgments
Picture Section

ISBN: 9781473649927
ISBN-10: 1473649927
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th April 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.3  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1