Arsenal legend claims superstar ‘edging’ towards ‘frightening’ move

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes that Mesut Ozil is pushing for a move to Manchester United, and the thought ‘frightens’ him. The German international is inside the final year of his Gunners contract at present, and is strongly linked with the exit door.

Ozil is currently strongly linked with a move to either Barcelona or Manchester United, with the latter representing a return to playing under his former Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho, and former Arsenal star Ian Wright claims he believes the latter looks a likely move at present.

“Do you know what? That would break my heart,” Wright stated. “You know why? Because they’ve got players who perform, and play well. I could see, for instance, I’m hearing (Juan) Mata is kind of edging for a deal.

“If that doesn’t happen Mesut Ozil on a free to Man United is a shoo-in. I could see him at United being unbelievable.”

The former England international moves on to add that the prospect of him at United scares him, describing the German as a player who thrives alongside form players.

He continued: “He’s the kind of player, we’ve seen it sometimes with Arsenal. But I’ve said to people before, he can’t drag a team up by their laces and make them all play well.

“But if they’re playing well and you stick him in, unbelievable. He is the one that you want to say ‘you know what, I just need someone to finish this off’. I would put Ozil in and that frightens me to know that he could end up at Man United.

“It wouldn’t make sense to him or his agents or his team for him to sign now, simply because he’s gone this far.”

Would Ozil thrive at Manchester United? Would Jose’s negative tactics not hinder his creativity? Does he appear to be favouring a United move to you?

Pat J

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  1. jon fox says:

    We have toi be realistic and accept that with their budget and world wide appeal United will always attract top players from across the world, including other top Prem clubs. THAT IS JUST HOW IT IS. I have no idea if Ozil will end up there but I know he won’t be with us next season and despite his obvious talent , when he can be arsed to turn up, I pefer someone more motivated to turn up week in , week out. Part time workers never win titles and personally, I don’t think Mourinho will welcome them either. If they prove to be lazy or unproductive , Mourinho moves them on. That is one reason he wins titles and the main reason Wenger no longer does, since he allows shirkers to stay, sometimes for twelve years! Whoever could I be referring to! Answers on a postcard and post them to weed Walcott.

  2. gotanidea says:

    I don’t think Mourinho’s system would be suitable for Ozil, but he could try if he wants. Ozil needs more skillful players around him and he could only get that kind of environment with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Muenchen, PSG, Tottenham, Manchester City, etc.

    I am more worried of Sanchez’s aspiration on playing with Manchester City. He could only make them stronger, because he had played under Guardiola’s guidance in Barcelona.

  3. GB says:

    Perhaps our new DOF Raul whatsisname we have just nicked off Barca will persuade him to stay. Looks like Stan has given Ivan a few pushes to start making big changes in preparation for Wenger going, which I believe will be the end of this season. New coach Mert for the kids, new coach Jens working with the first team, new contract negotiator from Team Sky, new chief scout from Dortmund and now Raul from Barca, essentially the replacement for David Dein. I think things are looking promising for the future!

  4. Salmonella says:

    So now Griezmann joins the ever growing “almost signed” list!
    And to make matters worse we ended up signing MR. “Sanogoals”.
    Lol ?

  5. Ivan says:

    There is nothing we can do about it but it looks like Ozil and Sanchez will be signing precontracts with the Manchester clubs in January. We may as well get used to it.
    Ironically I reckon that neither will be first choice. As Jon says in an earlier comment Ozil is not really a Maureen type of player so he is unlikely to be first choice but Maureen would enjoy getting one over on Wenger and is petty enough to do so even if it means paying £300k pw for a reserve. As for Sanchez I have a gut feeling that Pep will use him as a squad player as he did for Barcelona.

  6. Yossarian says:

    The sad thing is that Wenger won’t try to replace him with proven top-quality players, but will shoe-in somebody like Jack Wilshere to save the cash. Sure, Wilshere has talent, but he’s got a long way to go before he is anywhere near being a world-cup winner like Ozil. Same goes for Iwobi.

  7. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Sorry to go off topic again but these things need to be heard. If you needed anymore proof of how crooked the English game is look no further than the FA’s decision not to ban Romelo Lukaku for three games following two kicks on the Brighton defender.

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