A Mesut Özil flashmob! Really? I
expected a lot cheering for Sunday’s home debut but a flashmob was far more
than than I expected. Fun to see how a German can get the English excited. And
in real fashion Mesut did his best to give the crowd something back.
Three assists in one game, plus the
ones he already had from his debut at Sunderland, make him top of the scoresheet
when it comes to Fantasy Football. That’s exactly what to expect from a player
like Mesut and the same we got from Santi Cazorla last year. Players of his
calibre win matches and trophies. So no wonder we are Germany’s number one
topic at the moment.
All of a sudden Arsenal are the team
to talk about in Germany. Everyone seems to be an expert and everyone has to
comment on everything Arsenal did or will do. Great you say? You’re wrong! It’s
annoying! There was only one “England” expert over the last few seasons
who was @honigstein. I rate him highly as he has good inside knowledge plus a
realistic view on things.
Don’t get me wrong I love to see
Mesut score, assist or whatever he needs to do to make us win each and every
game. But please don’t let people like Bild do articles about FC. Germany
Arsenal with counting the German players in our ranks. We had a lot German
players for years now and no-one cared. So what has changed? One player?
Joachim Löw never attended an Arsenal game against an opponent like Stoke City.
He never came to watch Per Mertesacker or Lukas Podolski in a non category-a
match if I’m not mistaken.
I love interest in our/my club if
it’s honest. If it’s only about publishing nonsense articles I pass. The only
thing I’m pissed about is the fact that Bild and Co. will trash Mesut if he has
a bad game. The same they did with Mertesacker when he came to Arsenal. They
created the image of a struggling player which he (Mertesacker) wasn’t. And now
he has a good run it’s taken for granted. And that’s the kind of German journalism
about German players abroad I can’t agree with. Serge Gnabry is another
example. Now he’s the next big thing playing for Arsenal at such a young age.
That he’s class and will make his way has never been written before. But I’m
old enough to know that that’s how it works. So I stop bitching around and
enjoy the upcoming fixtures which will be hard enough.
Some up to date info. Jurgen Klopp will be suspended for one match so he will be back
on the bench against Arsenal. I don’t think it’s in any kind of way a
disadvantage to be in the stands as modern communication is just to good.
Mad, Jens-like, thirty-something German. Waving the Arsenal flag in Münster, Germany. Red member. Visiting Arsenal matches for more than 10 years now. Still fussed EasyJet won’t get me free flights. Always down N5 with my dad. Worked in London for about half a year. Started my own German Arsenal blog about two years ago. Expert on Bundesliga issues. BVB my local club.