Arsenal decision throws star’s future into major doubt

Mesut Ozil is yet to be offered a new contract by Arsenal.

Arsenal have reportedly made a decision that puts Mesut Ozil’s future at the club into real doubt.

According to a report from ESPN, the Gunners are yet to open any talks over a new contract for Ozil, opening up the possibility of him leaving in the next transfer window or on a free transfer when his current deal expires at the end of next season.

The German playmaker has long been a key player for Arsenal, but it’s fair to say he hasn’t really justified his high wages for a while now.

Ozil fell out of favour in the first-team during Unai Emery’s time in charge, and despite seeing quite a bit more action under Mikel Arteta, he hasn’t really shown as much improvement as fans will have liked.

It seems risky to lose this proven, experienced star at this challenging time for the club, but it also makes sense that AFC are yet to make it a big priority.

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2 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Ozil will leave on a free at the end of his contract and without a fanfare.While I am not a fan I feel the criticism aimed at him over the years has been compounded by the utter madness of Gazidis and Wenger in going along with the financial demands negotiated with his agent. On the playing side , to be fair to Ozil, it must be frustrating for him to land at Arsenal at a time when we are so lacking in terms of quality defenders and high energy midfielders.Who knows he could perhaps flourish, at least for a short period, as part of a stronger squad elsewhere.He might even end up at Chelsea or even Spurs?

    1. SueP says:

      Always interesting to read your views Grandad as you always make rational and well thought out points

      You mention that it must, quite rightly, have frustrated Ozil to have to play alongside his team mates who weren’t frankly good enough a lot of the time

      He did have choices though. He could have asked for a transfer to a club that had the sorts of players that could enhance his skills or stay put and see out his contract

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