This is a question we have all been asking ourselves: what to do with MO11? Our most expensive player ever is less than a bench-warmer these days and seemingly lacks the desire and or flexibility to adjust to Mikel’s style of play and help him bring Arsenal back to where it belongs. Where do you stand on this?
Regular BKer Allezkev had this to say:
I see that Dr Sogut has reiterated his overused tweet regarding Mesut Ozil seeing out his contract at Arsenal and tbh that’s fine by me, although I did read that Ozil’s wife wasn’t very happy about her husband turning down a move to Fenerbahce.
I don’t know about anyone else but I suspect that Dr Sogut would love to see Arsenal come up with a financial package that would pretty much pay off Mesut’s contract and of course pay the good Doctor a nice bit of commission to help the deal through.
That would free up Ozil to join a Turkish club of his choice and allow his profile to rise so that he could make a lot more dough through sponsorships.
Financially Arsenal would not benefit at all in fact it could cost them even more with the only positive being that Ozil would be out of the club.
Of course, the alternative could be that Arsenal play hard ball as the club did over Mkhitaryan when the Armenians Agent was angling for a bit of commission and a pay off for his player.
Therefore, if Ozil says he doesn’t want to leave we should simply hold him to that, it’s still gonna cost Arsenal and of course it’s going to encourage unimaginative journalists to ask the same unimaginative questions about him, but Arteta can deal with that whilst the profile of the player falls away affecting his earning capacity whilst he doesn’t play and with the added bonus that his agent gets no more dough from the club. It’ll be barely 11 months, it’ll soon go by and Arteta could actually play him in the League Cup.
Some folks might find that pedantic and it is to a degree but it would also show that Arsenal aren’t going to be a doormat anymore…
I fully agree with Kev on this one as a matter of principle. However, Ozil will become 32 in October and surely another year away from the pitch will do the final part of his career much harm; and unless he really makes an enormous U-turn, we really don’t want him anywhere near the squad. So selling him or indeed loaning him out would be best for all parties imo.
It is of course banal that we lack a top quality creative midfielder and Mesut is just that…
By Allezkev and TotalArsenal.