So the Ozil Rumour? Should we take the money. by ED
So I don’t know if you are aware of it or not but, according to various sources in the news Mesut Ozil, is the prime target for Juventus this transfer window… It seems so strange, this is the first time in a while our main players have been subject to transfer rumours and we haven’t even deemed them as a credible threat… anyway the fee currently being proposed is around £31.5 Million pounds which would mean a 11 million loss on our original investment. Now I don’t know about the rest of you but if they were willing to pay around £45-50 million, I would hope that Arsenal would consider the offer.
I’m not saying that Mesut Ozil is a bad player, by no means of the imagination was he terrible. When we first signed him there was jubilation amongst the fans (Hell I know I was celebrating) and amongst the players, there is no argument that the signing of Ozil raised morale amongst the players. After a fairly decent start to life in England his inability to perform on a consistent basis during his first season in the Premier league was often the topic of discussion, people attempted to dissect the reason as to why one of the ‘world’s best players’ couldn’t perform in one of the ‘world’s best leagues’. Theories such as ‘fatigue’, ‘unfamiliarity’ ‘unhappiness’ blaah blaah blaah, you get the point, were brandished about. In the end we ended up winning the FA cup. Morale was a key aspect to a lack of success in the past and I think that the signing of Ozil was page-turning moment in that chapter.
I don’t really want to go through assessing his last season, but you’ve got to be a pretty ignorant person to not accept that he has gone from strength to strength especially after his injury (highlighted in the obvious improvement in his physique) he has grown in confidence, his ability has improved and has got me wondering what more he is capable of.
With that being said, and I’m not saying this with any ungratefulness, obviously his contribution in the last two seasons is worth noting, especially as we hadn’t won jack till he came along. If a substantial bid were to be made for Ozil around the 45-50 million mark, I think we should be open to the prospect of selling him. Just think in addition to what we already have within the transfer fund, there is a possibility that we would be able to add more world class players to our squad. Its not like he would be a great miss necessarily, we still have the likes of Ramsey (Who I’d like to remind people, prior to Ozil and Sanchez era arrival, was our player of the season 2013 and probably the most productive midfielder)
So should we be open to selling him or not?