I know that Arsene Wenger signed the Germany international Mesut Ozil for Arsenal because he thought the 25-year old superstar would be one of the key pieces in the jigsaw for the Gunners team of the future. And the Frenchman has always backed his record signing and given him plenty of time and patience to produce the sort of performances we used to see for Germany and Real Madrid.
But as yet, Ozil has not found his top gear in England and there are growing suggestions that the Premier League might not be the right place for him. I am holding on to see, but surely in this second season, Ozil should be much better and more influential in our games.
If he does not improve, then Wenger has a big decision to make and could even make it in the January transfer window. There is no way we will get our £42.5 million back, but one way we could make the best of the deal is to offer Bundesliga club Schalke a swap with Julian Draxler. Ozil also started his career there and might relish a chance to return and get his career going again, while a Metro report claims that a man from ArsenalfanTV met Draxler in London before the Chelsea match and the German admitted there was truth behind the rumours of a bid in January and that he was keen on the move to Arsenal.
The Gunners do not need both players really, as both play on the wing or as an attacking midfielder, but if Ozil is not suited to the BPL, then Draxler’s power and pace could well be. What do you reckon to this possible swap deal Gooners?