There has been a whole lot of talk in the meida about the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil recently, or to be more precise, ever since he joined the Gunners from Real Madrid at the end of last summer’s transfer window. But the media have steadily produced more about the 25-year old over the last year.
When you play for a big club like Arsenal, there is more pressure on your shoulders to perform at the highest level on a regular basis and the fans can get pretty frustrated when you are not doing as well as you should. But there are also major benefits, like more chance of winning things and the chance to experience the thrill of big nights in the Champions League.
Arsenal have been linked with the Germany international forward Marco Reus for some time now, but the 25-year old star has a contract with his Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund until 2017 and, as far as I know, there is no release clause included in it. However, according to a Daily Express report, there will be a buy out clause of around £20 million in the next summer transfer window.
There are more Arsenal transfer rumours in the media today, suggesting that the deal to bring Sami Khedira to Arsenal from Real Madrid this summer, might actually still happen.
One of the pieces of Arsenal transfer news that the fans are most keen to read about is the capture of a top class defensive midfielder, although whether Arsene Wenger agrees with us is anyone’s guess. Hopefully he does, but the Frenchman is still likely to want a player that is technically adept and with a good passing ability as well as the energy, power and battling qualities to stand up to the rigours of the Premier League.
Someone, the player’s agent perhaps, may have been trying to give Arsene Wenger the hurry-up to complete the transfer of Mario Balotelli to Arsenal. Because reports started to appear in the media that Arsenal’s back-up option in case the deal for the Italian fell through, was on the verge of signing for someone else.
Some fans might say that Arsenal, in the last few years under Arsene Wenger, have been the Premier League team that most took up the idea of possession style, tiki-taka football, as used to such great success by the Barcelona of Pep Guardiola and the Spain national side.
Even if Arsene Wenger had decided to call it a day and leave the Arsenal managerial position to someone else this summer, he would still have gone down in history as the club’s most successful manager in history, up to this point at least.