German Footballer Ozil Announces Shocking Retirement
German football midfielder Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from professional football, bringing an end to a successful career that spanned over a decade. The 33-year-old former Arsenal star made the announcement on his social media handles, expressing his gratitude to the fans and the clubs that he had played for.
Ozil began his career at Schalke 04 in 2006 before moving to Werder Bremen in 2008. He then joined Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2010, where he
spent three seasons and won the La Liga title. In 2013, he moved to Arsenal, where he spent the majority of his career and won three FA Cups.
The playmaker was also a key player for the German national team, playing a pivotal role in their 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil. He earned a total of 92 caps for Germany, scoring 23 goals in the process.
However, in recent years, Ozil's career had hit a downward spiral. He
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fell out of favour at Arsenal under manager Mikel Arteta and was eventually frozen out of the squad before moving to Turkish side Fenerbahce in January 2021.
Despite his struggles, Ozil remained a fan favourite, with his creativity and vision on the pitch captivating audiences around the world.
In his retirement statement, Ozil expressed his pride in what he had achieved during his career and thanked those who had supported him along the way. He also hinted at a
future role in the sport, stating that he was excited about the opportunities that lay ahead.
Ozil bids farewell to football with pride and excitement for future opportunities
After a successful and eventful career, former Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from professional football. In a heartfelt statement on his social media accounts, the 33-year-old expressed his gratitude for the support he had received throughout his journey, while also looking forward to the future with excitement.