Even though the Germany international Mesut Ozil came back from his long injury spell to produce his best football for Arsenal since Arsene Wenger surprised us all by smashing the club transfer record to sign him from Real Madrid, it is still fair to say that the jury is still out on our playmaker, both with the Arsenal fans and with the football media in general.
The young Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry has had a pretty torrid season due to injury. The knee injury he picked up over a year ago has put a big brake on his progress with the Gunners and barring a miracle in Arsene Wenger´s team selection for the FA cup final on Sunday, Gnabry will end the season without adding to his 18 first team appearances.
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours regarding who could replace Theo Walcott if he failed to sign a new contract and got sold this summer, but should we be looking at outsiders like Raheen Sterling, or should we be looking closer to home?
From some of the reports that have been seen from the English football media in the last couple of days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil had phoned Arsene Wenger last week putting on a croaky voice and claimed to be dying, only to sneak off to Berlin and get absolutely blind drunk and into a fight in a nightclub.
Arsene Wenger is almost certain to put the name of the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil in his starting line-up to face the Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow. The Frenchman is clearly keen to get the club record signing back into action and gaining match sharpness for the season ahead.
If this particular Arsenal transfer rumour, then I am one Gooner who is hoping that Arsene Wenger is serious and can complete the deal in the January transfer window, although that is not likely to be easy.
Despite rumours to the contrary, the Arsenal boss is still fully behind his club record signing and Mesut Ozil is confident that with the Frenchman’s help and belief, he will prove to be a fantastic signing for the Gunners. But while it is clearly good news that Wenger and Ozil are pulling in the same direction, is that the route back to the top for Arsenal?
All Arsenal fans are aware that Arsene Wenger gave Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski extra time off in the summer to recover from their exertions of winning the World Cup, but even with that break it seems that neither have fully recovered their fitness or form.