Arsenal fans may be suffering from cold shivers down the spine this Easter after the latest Arsenal transfer rumours suggested that our best player of the season so far by a country mile has found his way onto the transfer radar of one of the biggest clubs in the world Barcelona.
With the Catalan club having just knocked us out of the Champions League by a comfortable aggregate scoreline despite the Gunners actually playing somewhere close to our best in the two matches, and with Arsene Wenger himself declaring them to be the best team on the planet right now, Arsenal fans would be right to think that the German’s head might be turned by the possibility of being a part of it.
So why is it good news for Arsenal? Well for two reasons really. First of all there is the fact that Wenger signed Ozil from Barca’s great rivals Real Madrid who were savvy enough to include a clause in his contract that means they get first refusal to match any bid from a Spanish club, something they would surely do to stop Ozil being able to set up goals for the likes of Messi, Neymar and Suarez.
According to a Metro report Barcelona plan to get around this clause by offering Arsenal a player exchange deal instead as that is something that cannot be replicated exactly so avoids the clause. But this makes it easy for Wenger and Arsenal to reject the offer as well, unless they fancy giving us one of their three forwards of course.
And while we can relax a a bit about losing Ozil, this transfer interest should set alarm bells ringing at the Emirates and make the manager realise that he needs to do something to fend off further interest in our top players. Maybe spending some money on more top players might do it Arsene?