Which Barcelona players would Arsenal swap for Ozil?

JustArsenal - Mesut OzilIf you have not seen the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, both the English and Spanish football media are reporting that Barcelona, the current holders of the Champions League, La Liga and Copa Del Rey trophies, are seriously considering making a transfer bid for the Arsenal and Germany international play maker in the summer transfer window.

But because of a clause in Ozil’s contract that his former club Real Madrid insisted on when they sold him to the Gunners, Barcelona are apparently planning to offer us a player exchange instead of a cash deal according to a Metro report.

Now assuming that Arsene Wenger does not just tell them to sling their hook, I thought it might be interesting for us to look at which of the Barcelona players might we consider swapping for our assist master. Their front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar would all be very welcome in north London, of course, but I have a feeling that these guys will not be part of the offer. It would be like Barca offering us a “Deposit 10 Get 60” free bonus, but I doubt they would be willing to play that game!

So, here is the rest of the Barcelona squad, excluding the youth and fringe players, and there is no doubt that some or most of them would certainly strengthen the Arsenal squad, so which player or combination of players would you consider swapping for Ozil?

GK: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo.

Defence: Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra, Adriano, Javier Mascherano, Jeremy Mathieu, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Thomas Vermaelen.

Midfield: Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta, Arda Turan, Rafinha.

Forwards: El Haddadi Munir, Sandro, Aleix Vidal.

Who would you pick out of that lot?

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    1. If arsene wenger won’t buy a new very good attackers then there is no use of having a magical playmaker like ozil we better have gotze type of player in the CAM position who tries to score more than he tries to assist

  1. I have no faith in Wenger and the board. Even if we keep Ozil we wont sign a top class striker to win trophies anyways. Its ridiculous the amount of injury prone and below par players we have in our squad. We also seem to have chokers who always fail in big games not just against best
    teams but also against average teams. Wenger is the main problem refusing to spend money on right players and his tactics is awful. These useless fools should be fired next season.
    1. Szczesny too cocky and mistakes almost every game
    2. Mertesaker too old, slow and risky against big teams
    3. Debuchy old and expired
    4. Gibbs cant stay fit full season and still work in progress despite being at the club for 10 years.
    5. Flamini old and expired
    6. Arteta old and expired
    7. Rosicky my fav player but old and injury prone
    8. Ramsey 1 season wonder now cant pass, misses sitters every game weak mentality
    9. Wilshere injury problems
    10. Ox selfie king, injury prone and uncaring
    11. Theo the most overhyped English player in the world.
    12. Giroud perfect choker misses in big games.
    13. Sanogo nuff said.
    14. Wenger out
    15. Gazidis out
    16. Kronke out Usmanov in
    17. Wenger fans

    1. Omg we have 12 players not arsenal level
      I only disagree with you on gibbs as he has played very well when called

  2. Let’s be realistic hell will have to freeze over first, before barcelona offer us Lionel Messi!

  3. Listen Baby Please, I ate some Portuguese with peas

    Direct swap: Ozil for Turan, Vermaelan and Munir
    But I don’t know if Barca will let go of all 3 for Mesut

  4. What will happen next season.
    Wenger and board will sign one 20 m marque player. Arsenal fans will expect a world class striker and CB. Arsenal fans will buy all merchandise and they will buy season tickets, August comes Wenger will say we are still looking to strengthen the team we still have 1 month. August 25 Wenger says we have enough to win the league. Cohesion is more important than more signings.
    Transfer window ends with one signing. Arsenal will be top in the league until January. February comes Arsenal will start to slip out of top 3 and league cup. Bayern or Barca will knock Arsenal out of UCL round of 16. Arsenal will win last game to end in top 4 and win FA cup. Arsenal fans will sign we are FA cup winners again. Board will give Wenger 5 year contract 15 m per year.

    1. That is how it will go if we are lucky. Alternate outcome is that rejuvenated liverpool under klopp, manc under Pep, manu, chelsea and tottenham force Arsenal into sixth place in PL and no cup wins. Fans get fed up with paying high prices for mediocraty and support Arsenal by watching on the tele. Gate and merchandise receipts fall, arsenal lose money and sell best players to balance the books.

      I hope not.

  5. Arda Turan is better…..he has everything you can think off unlike Ozil who is just only good at making passes. I miss Wilshere penetrating runs and drive, Cazorla close control and his majical feet, Rosicky football artistry….Ramsey is useless

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