Hmm, I wonder of the recent comments made by the agent of Mesut Ozil were intended to get the attention of Arsenal Football Club. The Arsenal and Germany play maker still has a long time to run on his current deal with the club and there will still be a full two years left at the end of this season.
I know that there have been quite a few Turkish sides buying up some stars (or ex-traitors) from the Premier League, but you simply have to admire the front of Besiktas who have openly admitted that they tried to lure our own half-Turkish star Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.
I know all Arsenal fans are excited about the arrival of Petr Cech, but as Bob pointed out earlier, David Ospina must be the unluckiest Arsenal player ever.
It now seems very likely that Arsenal will progress to the Champions League Group stages for the 15th time in a row after we were paired with Besiktas from Turkey in the play-off round, although there were certainly easier teams in the draw!
I am one of the many fans that have been calling for Arsenal to loosen up the purse strings in order to persuade Bacary Sagna to sign a new contract and stay at the Emirates stadium for a few more years. They have upped their offer, apparently, to around £75,000 a week and increased the length of the contract, but it seems like it is not enough.