Turkish giants want Mesut Ozil but wage offer just not enough

Arsenal might be able to get rid of Mesut Ozil this summer as teams looking to sign him continue to pile up.

The German is Arsenal’s highest earner on salary alone, but he has struggled to justify his huge wage for a long time now.

The Gunners have also been trying to offload him from their wage bill in the last few transfer windows, but they have been unsuccessful.

Teams will struggle to meet his current Gunners salary, and one team has shown their interest in taking him on loan, albeit for a very small fee.

Turkish publication, Haberler, is claiming that Fenerbahce is looking to land the former Germany international when the transfer window reopens.

It claims that the Turkish side has struggled with underachievement over the past two seasons and they are prepared to make a statement with him.

The report, however, adds that the Turks are only interested in paying £3 million towards his mammoth salary.

Arsenal knows that it would be hard for them to get a team that can take on the whole of Ozil’s salary, and they might be tempted to accept this offer.

Arteta has relied on a number of other players in midfield this season, but Ozil remains the club’s top creator in terms of chances, as we reported earlier today.

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7 Comments

  1. Baah says:

    It’s amazing that the anti Ozil pundits, the the mgt & perhaps the coach want Ozil out not because of what he is capable of doing on the field of play, but just because of his high wage bills. We saw his performances when he was favored to play by Arteta before the Covid outbreak. We saw how Ozil was even made to play deep into defense line & did wonderfully well. What changed dramatically in his skills that Arteta would freeze him out on resumption from covid lockdown, without giving him the benefits of doubt? He can only judge him on the field of play by giving him the chance to play & not on any out of the field antics. All these talk of his attitude as being responsible for his being dropped by Arteta is bunkum. Arteta himself tried to justify his weird rigid stand by saying that his reason for dropping his two fall guys was due to football reasons. Is it the tactics or formation? They are just not working for him. Even in those matches we won, which were few anyway, you always notice, that yawning gap in the midfield, which one guy was capable of feeling. But b’cos of some funny reasons, the coach decides to freeze such a player. What amazes me in all this, is that instead of us, pressuring for Ozil being played, a lot of guys would say Ozil is lazy. No. Ozil is not lazy. Ozil plays sublime & technical football. He’s not a typical physical player. It’s left to the coach to be able to deploy his players by their natural abilities for maximum efficiency. I wonder how some of the anti Ozil gunners pretend to forget the circumstances that led to Ozil being paid that high. As a reminder, Arsenal was on the verge of loosing two quality players at a go that time – Ozil & Sanchez. In order to retain Ozil, the club lured him with that fat wage bill. If therefore we want Aub & Lac to stay, they too, ought to be lured with fat wages. However, with this negative perception of the Arsenal family on players being paid high wages, we must be prepared to loose quality players like Aub, Lac & those promising young chaps. We must be ready to live with just average players & forget, the Championship Europe & all. QED.

    1. Arsenal314 says:

      Well said…Ozil has not been bad in any way under Arteta…infact,most of our attacks went thru him…Freezing him out has got nothing to do with his ability,nah.

    2. jon fox says:

      QED? That means that you have just demonstrated your case beyond any doubt and you have NOT done so. Quite the opposite in fact!
      YOU ARE AMONG THE TINY MINORITY WHO EVEN NOW FOOL THEMSELVES THAT THIS ONE TIME GREAT PLAYER STILL HAS THE EFFECTIVENESS HE SHOWED BACK IN AROUND 2014. HE HAS COASTED THROUGH OUR LAST FOUR SEASONS AT LEAST AND IS THE MOST LAZY PLAYER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN OVER 60 YEARS OF REGULARLY WATCHING PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, QUITE IRRESPECTIVEOF HIS SALARY.
      Your post is in fact a ludicrous attempt at fooling others in the same way you are fooling yourself. It will not succeed!

  2. Sean M says:

    That’s just over 1/7 of his wages but if the hierarchy have no plans to include him next season, it’s surely better than nothing.

  3. ozziegunner says:

    Covers about l8. 5 weeks wages; says a lot about what they think Ozil is worth!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      8.5!!!😊

      1. Reggie says:

        Not worth that in reality.

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