In Good Conscience

Speaking up for Uighurs could sound Ozil's Arsenal death knell

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil kicking his gloves in anger after his substitution during the 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Monday.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil kicking his gloves in anger after his substitution during the 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Monday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

What to make of Mesut Ozil? He is, or he was in 2014, one of the most beautiful players to glide on grass. He was the very essence of a pass master stroking an athletic German side to win the World Cup.

Now he seems more a polemic than a player.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2019, with the headline 'Speaking up for Uighurs could sound Ozil's Arsenal death knell'. Subscribe