Arsene Wenger is regularly asked about the contract talks between Arsenal and Mesut Ozil, which will reach a critical point if the German midfielder has not put pen to paper by the time the summer transfer window arrives, and the latest person to pitch in with some advice for our assist king is the Germany legend Michael Ballack.
“Mesut is an amazing player. He knows that he is one of the undisputed stars at Arsenal. A lot of clubs would love to have him,” Ballack said. “He lives in London, one of the most beautiful cities ever. To this end, Arsenal is a club that has an incredible impact on the world.
“If you are a top player in England, the cult around you is bigger than in Germany. You are treated more respectfully, especially. These are all reasons for an extension.
“But if he wants to win a major title, he has a bigger chance to achieve that at Bayern.”
During earlier discussions, Ozil has implied that he wants to wait to find out if Arsenal can win any major titles this season, and also that he is waiting to find out what Arsene Wenger decides to do at the end of the season as well before making any decisions on his future.
Well right now it looks like the Premier League title is far out of reach, and of course the Gunners have the big test of competing with Bayern Munich to progress in the Champions League. If the German giants stamp their authority on Arsenal over the two legs, will that make Ozil more likely to push for a move away from the Emirates?