I am not one of the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil’s big critics and I do think that the 25-year old has done some good things and has generally improved the Gunners side since his deadline day transfer move from Real Madrid last summer.
But I would also have hoped for a bit more from the talented play maker, especially considering the massive £42.5 million fee we paid for him. However, as much as I expect Ozil to adapt and get better in the Premier League, I do not think Arsenal should worry too much if the Metro report about him not wanting to join Arsenal in the first place is true.
The paper claims that the transfer was his father’s idea and that Ozil wishes he had stayed at Real Madrid, especially after they won the Champions League at the end of last season. Even if this is true, it does not have to follow that Ozil is not happy at Arsenal now, but if he is then I think we should offload the German pretty schnell.
We might not get as much for him as we paid, but it would still be a hefty chunk of change that could be used to sign a quality player that does want to play for Arsenal. Having an unhappy player in the dressing room is the last thing Arsene Wenger needs as we need everyone pulling hard in the same direction if we are to see any sort of success from this season.
With Ozil injured and not due back until January, it will be interesting to see what he looks like whgen and if he does pull on an Arsenal shirt again. What do you guys think of all this?