According to the Don Balon, Mesut Ozil has spoken to his agent about a possible Arsenal exit, with his intentions to leave unless Arsene Wenger is moved on.
The French manager has come under increased scrutiny in recent months, which is starting to become a regular occurrence in each season of late.
Reports in Spain are now claiming that Ozil has become fed up with our club’s failure to challenge for the title.
We currently sit 11 points behind leaders Leicester City in the Premier League, having played a game less, and will need a serious run in form, as well as a number of slip-ups by the Foxes in order to overturn that lead.
The report also claims that he has already discussed his future with his agent, and cites the German’s preference to return to Real Madrid if possible, with Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Seville possible options should the Galacticos opt against his return.
Don Balon and a number of other Spanish news sources are rife with speculation and gossip, whith little or no truth in them however, and I hope Mesut will take no time in pouring water on the story.
The midfielder has been a hugely important player for us in the past 18 months, and he should owe us something for sticking with him despite his disappointing start to life at the Emirates Stadium.
Now is not the time to be turning on our own players, with one final push needed to make certain of our place within the top four, and more importantly earn our rightful place above our neighbours (whose name need not be mentioned).
Do you believe there is any substance in this report?
All I know is Arsene needs to take this summer’s transfer window seriously…