Whilst Alexis Sanchez is certainly taking all the headlines on the transfer news front at this current moment in time, it doesn’t mean we forget about what the rest of the player’s are thinking.
The likes of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil are just two other players who reportedly want out of the Emirates in the summer and the latter is today being linked with Manchester United.
Now despite what you think of Mesut Ozil, it’s undoubted that without considering form, Ozil is a top player who brings a lot of quality to the team, he’s a big name player. Currently he finds himself contracted to Arsenal for just one more year and with no contractual talks showing any promise as of this moment, it looks as if he has some level of control over Arsenal. The Gunners know, like the Alexis situation, that if Ozil does not sign in the summer, then the club is probably going to have to sell. Ozil therefore has the club in a position that he wants and he can demand what he feels is the right offer.
It sounds ever so similar to the RVP situation a few years back, who also coincidently joined Manchester United. Now Ozil sits in that position according to the papers, although there’s a few reasons as to why I don’t think it would happen.
First of all the Manchester United that signed Van Persie is very different to the United now. The Red Devils were then managed by Sir Alex and were a very prominent team in the country. A few years down the line and although United have some stars in their squad, they haven’t managed to put up much of a challenge in recent years (not to say Arsenal have either).
Secondly the club is currently managed by Ozil’s old boss Jose Mourinho and the pair did have a good relationship at Madrid. Mourinho once called Ozil the best number ten in the world. However Ozil was later deemed surplus to requirements and of course went on to join Arsenal in the summer of 2013.
Mourinho and Ozil being reunited in Manchester is very unlikely in my opinion, because at this point in time, United are in no better position than Arsenal. I do have doubts as to whether Ozil will stay beyond the summer, but I’m fairly certain that a move to United will not be on the cards.