Turks Abroad Wrap: Arsenal's Ozil under fire while Calhanoglu scores another free-kick

Bayer Leverkusen sensation Bayer Leverkusen stole the limelight as far as Turks abroad were concerned with yet another sensational free-kick. Meanwhile Arda Turan continued his extended holiday, Emre Can play in his favoured midfield position and Mesut Özil come under once again.

Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil came under fire this week following a 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Monday. The Arsenal playmaker was labeled as his sides ‘weak link’ according to the BBC Radio 5 pundit Steve Claridge. Meanwhile former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville said that ‘Mesut Ozil has never taken responsibility for Arsenal teammates.’


Arda Turan

Arda Turan continued his extended break due to Barcelona’s transfer ban and posed for Instagram pictures with his foot in a champagne bucket.

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Gokhan Inler

Gökhan Inler made his Premier League debut for Leicester against Tottenham over the weekend. The experienced midfielder came on in the 80th minute for his sides 1-1 draw with Spurs.

Emre Can

Emre Can made his first start of the season in Liverpool’s 0-0 draw away to Arsenal. The 21-year-old received praise for his midfield performance and has been tipped to keep his place in the Red’s midfield.

Nadir Çiftçi

Nadir Çiftçi missed Celtic’s Premier League game due to his five-game suspension but came off the bench in his sides UEFA Champions League qualification game against Malmo.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Hakan Calhanoglu is regarded as one of Europe’s deadliest free-kick takers and the Turkish international added to his reputation with another set-piece goal against Hanover. Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was beaten from 28-yards from goal by the Leverkusen playmaker.

Enes Ünal:

Enes Ünal started his first game and played the full 90 minutes in Genk’s 3-1 defeat over the weekend in the Belgium league.

Bilal Basaçikoglu

Bilal Basaçikoglu started and scored in Feyenoord’s 2-0 win over Vitesse in the Eredivisie.

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