Arsenal fans have become increasingly disillusioned with Mesut Ozil. The German star has got everything in his locker to be a star player, but what comes across as a poor attitude and a lack of work rate has hardly endeared him to the fans. Now, though, after months of speculation, it seems he’s set to stay at The Emirates this summer.
It's good news for Arsenal.
Mesut Ozil will reportedly not leave Arsenal this summer.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 12, 2019
With that news, it’s fair to say that the majority of the Gunners are far from happy. The former Real Madrid man is not who the fans want to see stay, and they’d rather be rid of him and his astronomical wages as soon as possible. The money that they’d get for him may not be massive, but clearing his wage bill would be significant in their bid to make summer signings.
According to Spotrac, Mesut Ozil makes an incredible £350,000 per week, adding up to £18.2 million annually, and when money is tight you simply cannot afford to pay someone like Mesut Ozil, who has contributed very little this season, that kind of money. For all of those wages, his return in the Premier League has been just five goals and two assists, and it’s simply not good enough for a man who they paid £42.3 million for, via Transfermarkt.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Ozil here:
That’s the worst news I’ve heard all year
— Gooner Dave (@GoonerDave72) 12 May 2019
— Carl (@AfcCarl) May 12, 2019
@BBCSport Change your headline to "It's bad news for Arsenal"
— Ali D Gooner (@ali_gooner) May 12, 2019
*no one will pay his extortionate wages, so will run contract down*
— Bash (@bashy_1986) May 12, 2019
That's bad isn't it? Waste of money
— Adam Barlow (@AdamPaulBarlow) May 12, 2019
I want him to go the money to performance ratio is diabolical!!! With that money we could have a week In week out top player.
— HighburyScott (@HighburyScott) May 12, 2019
Awful news, not worth the massive wages he gets paid
— Malc Perry (@malcperry) May 12, 2019
Is that good news? A player who plays badly 30 games a season. Doesn’t track back and walks around with a dreadful attitude? Yeah really good news
— John Williams (@jjwills87) May 12, 2019
The Gunners are sick of seeing Ozil collect his wages and offer very little and will hope the German can do a U-turn and leave this summer.
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