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  • Gunning for Greatness: My Life

  • With an Introduction by Jose Mourinho
  • By: Mesut Özil
  • Narrated by: Rich Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Gunning for Greatness: My Life

By: Mesut Özil
Narrated by: Rich Keeble
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Summary

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 preeminence - and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world.

©2017 Mesut Özil (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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shame it never carried on till now,

a lot of what he says seems to have changed, Jose is a Honest and Fair Person and I only ask for wages I deserve. but he has had a tough time of it, it seems with every club. has been treated badly by the Press and suffered a lot off the field as we know that continues to this day

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Nothing good about arsenal

All about Madrid. It was very boring. Worse book I have listened to. Will not listen to ozil book again

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Mesut Ozil

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

There needed to have been at least 50% coverage of Arsenal, in my view there was barely 10-15%. Furthermore nothing at all controversial was said, making it frankly boring to listebn to as an Arsenal Supporter.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mesut Özil again?

Given his admiration for Jose Mourinho, Mezut Ozil this is extremely unlikely.

What didn’t you like about Rich Keeble’s performance?

I did not like the reader. He made the already uninteresting story tedious to listen to.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration

Any additional comments?

The front cover indicates 'Gunning'/Arsenal which is misleading given how little mention there is of Arsenal in the book.

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