“It’s been a pleasure to play with you” Lacazette pays tribute to Mesut Ozil

Alexandre Lacazette has paid tribute to Mesut Ozil as the German completed his transfer away from Arsenal.

After spending the first half of this season on the sidelines, Ozil has decided to leave Arsenal for his boyhood club, Fenerbahce.

The German will be taking a huge pay cut to fulfil his dream of playing for the Turkish side, but he will get to play some football again.

He was one of Arsenal’s most talented players in the early years that he spent at the club and provided several assists for Lacazette and other strikers that he played with.

Interestingly, his last assist for the club was for the Frenchman and the striker has taken to Twitter to praise him.

He called the German “Mr Assist” and added that he was happy to have shared the pitch with him. Adding that Fener are lucky to have him as their latest number 10.

He Tweeted: “Mr Assist, it’s been a pleasure to play with you and especially to score your last assist at Arsenal. Good luck at your new club, they’re lucky to have a No10 like you”

Lacazette is inside the final 18 months of his Arsenal contract, and he could also be offloaded by the club in the summer.

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  1. Twig says:

    Who should inherit the #10 jersey?

    1. Emile Smith Rowe
    2. Alexander Lacazette
    3. Gabriel Martinelli
    4. Odegaard
    5. Aouar or another Big Summer Arrival
    6. Retire the jersey in honour of Ozil

    1. PJ-SA says:

      6 definitely!

      1. Khadii says:

        It wasn’t retired for a Legend like Bergkamp

  2. Sue says:

    Could be another departing:

    Shkodran Mustafi is in talks with Arsenal to terminate his contract early (similar agreement to Ozil & Sokratis).

    28-year-old defender hasn’t played since Boxing Day and his reps are trying to secure a January move for him.

    1. Mobella says:

      Sue, truth about what Ozil actually earned has been revealed. According to the report from Turkey reported goal, Ozil takes a huge pay cut ( from €16/£14m to €3/£2.5m ) to join them on a three and half years. That is not a pocket change though but for him to be vilified for years base on lies (£350k) is inhumane.

  3. Sean says:

    Who ever wants to leave… leave! We have did bad business so having to deal with all the money we will miss out on fees is what itll cost to move on! The rebuild has started now Arteta has his stamp around the dressing room.

    Ball is well and truly in his court now to see what he does after getting rid of all the under performers. Throw William away on a free also or even £3m, Some club would pay it to get back some of the money we invested in him. Pepe needs to uo his game or he will be left in the shadows of the youngsters!! Torreira, Matteo even Laca if he wants to leave then leave!

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