Arsenal legend, Arsene Wenger, gives his verdict on Mesut Ozil’s future.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Mesut Ozil can still make a comeback and rejuvenate his career at The Emirates. The German midfielder looks absolutely useless as he has not been a starter at the club for so long and it does not look like he is a part of Mikel Arteta’s plans at North London.
Ozil signed for Arsenal in the 2013/14 season as Arsene Wenger spent 55 million pounds on him, which broke the club’s then-record signing transfer. His transfer from Real Madrid came as a shock as he was a favorite among Los Blancos fans.
The German international was featured as a fantastic signing for Arsenal as he adapted quickly to the English game. He recorded the fastest time to reach a limit of 50 assists in Premier League history. That record was broken by Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, over the years. The former Bundesliga midfielder helped Arsenal to win 3 FA cups and one community shield over the years. His link-up with Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, and Aaron Ramsey was off the charts over the years. However, since a couple of years, the midfield maestro stopped delivering. Many termed him as lazy as his work rate was not productive. He failed to deliver under Unai Emery and now he does not look like he is a part of Mikel Arteta’s plans either.
However, Arsenal’s legendary gaffer, Arsene Wenger, thinks that Ozil is not done yet and that the midfielder can turn things around. The Frenchman believes that the German has the mentality and strength to turn things around at the Emirates and earn his stature back again. The midfielder has everyone’s respect despite not being at the top of his game, given that he is such a wonderful human being. The former Real Madrid star helped save the job of Gunnersaurus, the Arsenal mascot as he was sacked by the club. Mesut Ozil decided that he will pay his wages and save his job, given that he hardly even plays football now and yet he earns 320,000 per week at Arsenal.
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