Piers Morgan has attempted to be the barer of bad news as usual, after claiming that Mesut Ozil is considering his future amidst interest from European giants Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
The midfielder is in the country of his birth at present, as he awaits to take on Slovakia in Augsburg this afternoon in the first of two warm-up matches prior to jetting off to France for the European Championships.
Ozil goes into the tournament on a high, having been in extremely creative form for his club this season, assisting a huge 19 goals, six more than anybody else within the division.
The German international has reiterated his stance that he wants to stay with the club, but is yet to sign a new contract, and Arsenal shareholder Morgan is now claiming he is not so sure about his future, and that he has ‘discreet’ offers to join Bayern or Barca.
I would be disgusted if the playmaker would simply lie to us about his intentions to stay with the club, and his exit would be detrimental to our coming season.
With the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte coming in for their first season (first full season for Klopp) next year, they are bound to bring a fresh approach to the league, and we will need to freshen up our ideas also.
Losing Ozil will be a huge loss however, and I fear this would finally end our consecutive run of Champions League entries. With the German we should be looking to challenge for the league, but without I fear we could disappear!
Am I over-reacting? Do you think we could possibly challenge in the Premier League next season without him?