Mesut Ozil has a book set to be released in four day’s time, and he had released a snippet which revealed the details as per his move to Arsenal.
The German international has revealed that he called Arsene Wenger to tell him that he wished to join the club,
The below is a part of his soon to be released publishing.
I called a number that I’d saved in my phone back in 2010.
‘Mr Wenger,’ I said, ‘I promised that you’d be the first person I’d contact if I were ever looking for another club. Now I am.’
Arsene Wenger told me that he had been keeping an eye on me the whole time and that he liked how I’d developed. And all of a sudden I had that positive feeling again, the one I’d had during our telephone conversation back in 2010.
I sensed that this man, who I’d never met personally, had a very high opinion of me and trusted me. Exactly what I needed at this difficult time.
Of course, I’d hoped that Florentino Perez would back down and not punish me for the argument between him and my father. That he’d approach me again. But he didn’t. The relationship had cooled.
I contacted another club because it seemed to be the only possible way out. Time was flying. There were thousands of things to sort out if I were to actually move to London. Was I sure that’s what I wanted? That this was what would make me happy?
Jose Mourinho was astonished [by the move]. ‘You didn’t say anything to me. I thought you wanted to finish your career at Real Madrid,’ he texted me.
Will this book prove to be more distractions for our squad? Does this quote show just how important Arsene Wenger could be in our rehaul over the coming years?