Mesut Ozil could be on his way to Turkey in January
The untenable situation between Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery could come to a conclusion in just two months time if reports from Turkey are accurate.
According to Turkish newspaper Takvim, the Fenerbahce director of football Damien Comolli has already opened talks with Arsenal. Apparently, the talks are about a loan deal with Arsenal picking up some of the German’s wages.
This sounds very familiar to what happened in the summer, and a deal could not be agreed then. However, circumstances have changed significantly and a deal may well be more possible this winter.
Ozil is clearly not a part of Emery’s plans and has basically been dropped from the entire squad. The 30-year-old is so far down the pecking order now it is hard to see a way back.
It has never been an easy relationship between the player and coach and a parting of ways was always on the cards. It is, however, a bit of a surprise that it could be as soon as January.
Emery made it clear publicly what he expected from Ozil and that was to work harder, in better words, trackback.
That is not part of Ozil’s game and it was always going to be asking too much for him to change his style at this stage in his career.
But Emery is not interested in whether players change or not, he only wants players that play his way.
It will be interesting to see if this one has any legs to it.