Arsenal sound out Turkish giants over potential transfer

Arsenal have made contact with Galatasaray over the possible transfer of Mesut Ozil, despite the midfielder’s recent comments reiterating that he will not be leaving this summer.

The former German international has fallen out of favour since the Coronavirus pandemic, seemingly because he refused to accept a wage reduction, and Arsenal now appear keen to remove his monster wage from their bill.

Our club is claimed to have made contact with Galatasaray in hope of doing just that, but their response remains unknown.

Turkish news source Aksam Spor hints that the so-called Conqueror of Europe may be put off by Ozil’s wage demands, with the midfielder currently believed to be pocketing a huge £350,000 per week wage according to the DailyMail amongst other sources.

The latest reports come just a week after the player himself spoke out against his doubters while talking to The Athletic, claiming that he would not be leaving the club against his wishes, and that he has every intention to see out the remainder of his playing contract.

“I’ll decide when I go, not other people. I didn’t sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone,” Ozil said.

“Things have obviously been difficult but I love Arsenal, I love to work there, I love the people in the club — the real people, those I’ve been with for a long time — and I love London, it’s my home.

“I fully respect the coach’s decision but I believe these things should mainly be decided on the pitch. After the restart, I wasn’t given a chance to show what I can do. You don’t play 10 games in a row if you’re unfit, not good enough or don’t behave well.

“If I played these games badly and was then left out completely for that reason then I might understand, but this was not the case.”

Could Arsenal’s attempt to offload Ozil have been a reaction to his comments?


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    1. But Ozil wasn’t playing in the game was he?
      I’ve heard everything now, Ozil should resign because Barcelona were humiliated in a one legged game 8-2 by Bayern Munich… jeez it’s no wonder our fan base is a laughing stock.

      1. ken1945 Ozil is a wast of time and he drags us down club and fans not just now it’s been years he has only had one and a half decent seasons, his always injured ( so they say ) and his always missing in games, I was trying to point out that he has no pride in his work almost no one wants him in our club, if like you say we are laughing stock is because we resigned him for ridiculous sum

        1. This is the risk of signing or re-signing players at the end of their career. They may decline physically or they have shifted their attention to prepare for life after football.

          RVP had only one last good season with Man U, and then declined out of sight. Same thing may happen with Auba or Willian.

          It should have been a calculated risk when we re-signed Ozil.

          Ozil was a 5-time German footballer of the year and started regularly for their national team during their world-cup-winning era, so the decision to re-sign him was not that bad given the circumstances, and we didn’t have the benefit of hindsight at that time.

          Of course, he declined earlier and faster than we anticipated, and the bet went up in smoke.

          Yes, clean out Ozil because he has declined. But please do it efficiently and with class and decency.

          Insults and humiliation will hurt his pride as somebody want and the action backfired. He chose to harden his stance to pay them back.

          i’m afraid that the damage has already been done and we will have to act according to the contract – no negotiation for a smaller sum now.

      2. “I love Arsenal,……. I love London”. I love the money. No where did he say he loves playing football. Mark 8:36

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