With Mesut Ozil’s contract talks with Arsenal put on hold until the summer, it now seems much more likely that the German international will be leaving the club this summer, especially since he intimated that he simply wanted to win trophies with Arsenal. Apparently the rumoured price that Arsenal are asking for is said to £42 Million, but looking at some of his recent performances how many clubs are going to be willing to risk that amount for a 28 year old that doesn’t look a shadow of the player he was last year.
Perhaps he is just not happy with his new contract offer and has decided to persuade Arsene Wenger to sell him? That is what Martin Keown thinks. The Arsenal legend said after the Tottenham game: “It looks as if Ozil has given up on his team-mates. I don’t know whether he is trying to sulk his way to a move.
“Who does he think he is kidding with his performances? He is supposed to be Arsenal’s most influential player, their playmaker. Against Tottenham he was just jogging around the pitch.
“Alexis Sanchez started badly but grew into the game. Ozil did not make a contribution all afternoon.”
I would have thought that if he wanted to be sold he should be playing better, at least to put himself in the shop window, so his disappearances for me are just inexplicable. The latest report on Ozil in the Telegraph says that there is only club interested at the moment, and that club is Fenerbahce, and the Turkish side would never pay that amount for anyone!
Considering that last season the German came close to breaking the Premier League record with 19 assists, in this campaign he has only managed SEVEN. That hardly makes him the Assist King at the moment, and certainly Arsenal (or any team) are unlikely to win trophies with him in form like that…
How much do you think he is worth?