Arsenal fans gathering in the Transfer Tavern for this afternoon’s clash with Aston Villa have been rocked by the news that a star player could be snatched from their clutches.
Since a meteoric rise to fame at the 2014 World Cup, which earned him a lucrative move to the Spanish capital, James has struggled to hold down a regular starting position in the line-up; with strong competition that includes Gareth Bale, Isco and Mateo Kovacic.
If Real Madrid lose the talents of James, the report states Ozil is the priority replacement– despite the fact he was offloaded in 2013 following the acquisition of Gareth Bale.
The sale of Ozil to Arsenal was never a population decision amongst Real Madrid fans and the German World Cup winner has come into his own this season, securing 12 assists this campaign in the league- more than any player across Europe’s top-five leagues.
Arsenal will be reluctant to sell their prized-asset, who is also their record signing, but fans are fearful that a massive bid will leave the board with little choice but to accept.
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