Forget Ozil – Arsenal eyeing replacement in case ace departs from The EmiratesChampions League, Transfers October 3, 2016
Looking back at the second best transfer ever made, Sol Campbell joining Arsenal, being the obvious first, when Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal in the 2013/14 transfer window, many Arsenal fans were excited to have signed one of the world’s best players.
The German international has been in top form so far this season (although yesterday he didn’t play quite as well), and has helped Arsenal to win two FA Cups, and provided the most assists in the Premier League last season.
There’s little doubt that there are few midfielders better than our very own Mesut, and even the egotistical maniac that is Jose Mourinho admits Ozil is better than Chelsea ace Eden Hazard and the best number ten in the world.
However, scarily, there is news flying around the Arsenal rumour stratosphere that Arsene Wenger is preparing for a life without Ozil, who is rumoured to be considering a move back to Real Madrid, according to a report on TransferMarketWeb.
The German international midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in recent seasons and rumours are starting that he is stalling on a new contract.
It’s widely believed that both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have requested a release clause in any new deal, and despite both players seemingly enjoying life at The Emirates there are also rumours that a deal may not happen after all and the German may leave Arsenal.
The news outlet further reported that if (big IF) Ozil leaves The Emirates Stadium, Wenger will looks to replace him with Ozil’s German team mate and FIFA17 cover boy Marco Reus.
Arsene Wenger will clearly have to break the bank to land Reus if Ozil leaves The Emirates, but personally I feel that both Ozil and Alexis are enjoying their time at The Emirates and are forging a great relationship on the pitch and will both sign a new deal at Arsenal soon.
It’s also being reported that Santi Cazorla is keen to sign a new deal at Arsenal, but is yet to be offered a new deal and that Hector Bellerin will be offered a five year deal to ward off Man City and Barcelona, so let’s hope Wenger, Akers et al can tie these players down ASAP.