Maybe I am reading too much into the comments of the Arsenal and Germany international star, and Mesut Ozil just happened to be talking about Zinedine Zidane for a completely different reason. But with the Frenchman being the current manager of Ozil’s former club Real Madrid and with recent Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that our creative star might be ready to move on with Madrid one of the clubs linked, I am not so sure.
The German was reported in the Daily Mail saying that he has no intention of making the transfer back to his former club even though he was full of praise for Zidane. So why bring it up at all Mesut?
He said, ‘I got to know him after his active career as someone who is always willing to lend a hand.
‘But that does not say anything about my future. I am only thinking about Arsenal. There is no truth in the speculation linking me with a return to Spain.
‘I have watched a lot of games involving Zidane. He was one of the most clever players in the world.
‘He was able to read the game and direct play without any unnecessary tricks and showboating. That’s what makes him so special.’
The Arsenal star was also reported by the Daily Mail as being full of praise for Arsene Wenger as well, insisting that the prof was a major factor in his decision to come to north London and the Premier League in the first place. But he also talked about the need for some serious summer spending on transfers by the Gunners to avoid the problems the team has suffered this season happening again next year.
He said, ‘We will only see more good players in the Premier League in the future due to the new TV deal.
‘Teams will only get stronger and Arsenal will have to strengthen as well. This season has shown that we struggle when we are missing a number of key players. We cannot allow this to happen again next season.’
He can hardly make the message any clearer to Wenger can he?