We all know that the Arsenal and Germany midfield star has got some real talent. He can be a match winner for club and country and at times has transformed a good Arsenal team into an absolutely brilliant one with his technical ability and vision.
Frustratingly, from an Arsenal fan’s point of view, however, we do not always see the best of Mesut Ozil. I am still not sure that the accusations of him being lazy or going missing in big games are fair, but it is true to say that he does not always have the impact omn a game that his talent should produce.
It is not only the Arsenal fans who have noticed this either, apparently, because The Sun is reporting that although Ozil is going to be available on a free transfer at the end of this season and was hoping for a move to a big club somewhere, the offers have not exactly been rolling in.
The Arsenal transfer rumours had been telling us that the German playmaker had made up his mind to leave the club and that he had rejected the offer despite Arsenal being willing to raise his wages to around £250,000 a week. Now the report is claiming that Ozil is facing the prospect of taking the offer because no other club is willing to match or beat it.
If this is true then I can only hope that it sparks Ozil into life and spurs him on to greater efforts. If that means that he does get a better offer and we lose him at the end of the season then so be it, but for this season we really need the best out of him.
Do you think this lack of transfer interest might just bring the best from Ozil?