The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for their side to find a solution to the saga surrounding Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez…
Over the last year or so, discussions in the pub have been as much about off the field matters as they have been about what’s going on between the white lines. A number of key personnel could be in their final year at the Emirates, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil all still yet to extend their stays at Arsenal beyond the end of the season. With regards to the first of those three, their respective futures remain decidedly uncertain, but it appears as though Mesut Ozil’s path is – at the very least – beginning to look clearer.
According to the Mirror, Ozil is now edging towards the exit door at the Emirates, with the Gunners reportedly making the decision to seek an exit for the German. With no movement in renewal talks, combined with his recent poor form, Arsenal appear ready to wash their hands of the midfielder, and now a deal could be found as early as in January.
He has only made 4 starts this season in the Premier League, and he’s yet to assist or score thus far, which highlights his lack of form. Last year he picked up 8 goals and 9 assists, which is also well below par. In truth, it’s been a tough few years for Ozil, and given how high his wage demands likely are, it doesn’t make much sense for the Gunners to invest heavily in his services.
That said, it appears as though someone could be able to land a bargain in January, as on his day he is a great player.
Ozil, simply put, is not playing well enough at the moment.
If he wasn’t on his current salary, and he wasn’t as highly-regarded, he would struggle to feature each week, and that says a lot about his quality.
Wenger picks his teams based on merit, and at present, Ozil isn’t worth the paper that his contract is signed on. A sale makes sense.
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