Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board will be glad to hear these latest comments from Mesut Ozil for a number of reasons, while the Arsenal fans can now relax, it seems, about the possibility of losing at least one of the two big name Gunners that were uncertain to stay after entering the final year of their current contracts.
The representatives of our German international playmaker may not be so happy about what Ozil has said about the new Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette, reported by Metro, because it may just have weakened their bargaining position in those contract talks as the former Real Madrid man basically declared that he would be an Arsenal player next season.
So while his agent may have been planning to play hardball and call the bluff of Wenger about the possibility of a transfer away from Arsenal, Ozil spoke as if he has already signed a new deal as he talked about how much he was looking forward to next season, and especially providing assists for the new striker who has a well deserved reputation for being super cool in front of goal.
Ozil said, ‘I’m really looking forward to it. He’s a very good striker who has scored many goals in Ligue 1, not just this season but in previous seasons too. We’re really happy to have such a class striker here with us.
‘From what I’ve heard, he’s meant to be very good, always hungry for goals and ice-cold when he gets into a scoring position. My friends who follow the French league know him well and have told me that I’ll definitely have fun with him on the pitch.
‘I hope that he’ll be able to take us further with his goals. I’m sure he’s happy to be here and to be able to play with us, and we’re pleased to be able to assist him and help him to score as many goals as possible.’
I am sure that Ozil will have his eyes on that EPL assist record and if they click I think he could get it. Could he also help Lacazette to get the Golden Boot I wonder?