Arsenal fans have mixed thoughts in the Football Transfer Tavern after hearing that their club record signing has become unhappy at the club and is looking for an escape route from the Emirates Stadium.
According to the Daily Mail, Mesut Ozil wants to leave the Gunners in January with Bayern Munich plotting a huge £30 million move for the out-of-sorts midfielder.
Arsenal fans are hoping that the departure of Ozil will pave the way for more midfield reinforcements either in the shape of Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira or Schalke’s Julian Draxler.
Punters in the tavern believe the players’ unhappiness stems not only from poor performances but also due to Arsene Wenger opting not to play him in his preferred free role in behind the central striker.
To add to the 25-year-old’s misery, after travelling to Germany last week, the former Real Madrid man found out that he has been ruled out for three months leaving him with a lot of time to dwell on his future.
With Arsene Wenger’s cautious approach in the transfer window well documented, if Ozil was to depart he would be left with no other choice but to add reinforcements which excites our resident Arsenal fans.
Despite the North London club being relentlessly linked with Khedira, punters believe Wenger will look for a like-for-like replacement and will chase Julian Draxler as his January priority.
Arsenal fans. Is Julian Draxler the outstanding candidate to replace Mesut Ozil in January? After all, he would keep the German contingent in tact. Let us know your thoughts below.