The old saying ‘there is no smoke without fire’ is not always true, especially when it comes to Arsenal transfer rumours! But there seems to be a growing wave of stories about Mesut Ozil growing more frustrated and unhappy at being ignored by Unai Emery, and is on the lookout for a new club. The Italian outlet CalcioMercato has now gone further and has reported that agents of the German midfielder have been offering Ozil around to the biggest clubs in Serie A.
The articles says: “Mesut Ozil looks for a team. Saddened, out of the Unai Emery project and now 30, the German feels more and more at the edge of this Arsenal and prepares to wave goodbye in January. Approaching Inter who did not actually show any signs of interest, Ozil’s entourage offered him to Juventus only a few weeks ago.”
But they are also adamant that Juventus have no interest either, and in fact are rather scathing about the Arsenal star. “NO, THANKS – Between Ozil and Juventus, however, a dialogue, an approach or a negotiation has not started either: the Bianconeri are not interested and immediately declined this opportunity, given the staggering drop in Mesut’s performances in the field but also the his unedifying conduct off the field in recent months.”
So they certainly seem convinced that Ozil is on his way out of the Emirates, but there is little chance of him joining a top team in Italy (unless Wenger goes to AC Milan?). There is absolutely no chance that Ozil could go to Bayern Munich or the Bundesliga after the war of words between him and the German FA this summer. So I guess PSG would be one of the few clubs prepared to match his wages, but are they likely to want him?
I have a feeling that Ozil will still be an Arsenal player for some time to come.