It might have been a lot closer if the Chile international star Alexis Sanchez had not been on the Arsenal injury list since November, but if you were to do a poll of Arsenal fans at the minute about who the best player of the season has been so far then Mesut Ozil would win hands down.
The German World Cup winner has really come into his own over the last year or so and has admitted that he is in the best form of his life at the moment. Having added some steel and desire to his undoubted technical ability and football brain, Ozil has become the driving force behind Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge.
So the last thing we want now is for one of the big spending clubs in Europe to come in and snap up our attacking midfield maestro with a transfer swoop. But the possibility is there, according to an Evening Standard report which claims that La Liga’s Barcelona are keen, and the player’s own people have confirmed that there has been a lot of interest in our number 11.
His management company said, “It is known and correct that Arsenal want to extend their contract with Mesut.
“It is also correct that there are enquiries for him constantly.
“Mesut is a World Cup winner, the most creative player in Europe, Germany’s top player – of course other top teams are interested.”
At least Arsenal are trying to keep him and there are reports about a new contract being prepared for the German. But if Arsenal falter once again in the race for the title and the club continues it’s miserly approach to transfers, should Arsenal fans be worried that we might lose our star man?