Kevin Campbell has claimed that Arsenal cannot be taken serious if Mesut Ozil decides to quit the club in favour of a move to Manchester United.
The German international is inside the final year of his Gunners contract currently, and looks extremely likely to quit the club before next season.
There is contrasting reports claiming he could leave in January, with Barcelona interested, but there is also talk of him leaving on a free to Schalke, Manchester United or Barca come the end of the term.
Kevin Campbell has now stated that our club simply cannot be taken seriously if we fail to stop our key player from ditching us for free in order to join our league rivals.
“Arsenal aren’t serious anymore,” Campbell said.
“If they were, then a player like Ozil or Sanchez wouldn’t be on the last year of their contract.
“Arsenal are a big club, with a big history.
“But the future isn’t looking bright if your best players are leaving.”
The duo were key in putting rivals Tottenham to the sword at the weekend, and would no doubt be a huge doubt to our squad should they leave, but no player is bigger than the club, and they would surely be replaced.
There is already talk about bringing the likes of Julian Draxler and Arda Turan to the club, who would both be great at bringing the goals and creativity which the duo would leave behind, while Alexandre Lacazette has already added his special talent to our team this season.
Will Ozil joining United undermine our club? Would it be worse than our previous departures to Man City?