Mesut Ozil’s agent has told iNews his client will leave Arsenal at the end of his contract on a free transfer and will not leave the north London club before the summer of 2021 – to the annoyance of Arsenal supporters.
Ozil, 31, has been hounded by critics as he struggles to live up to his previous best which saw him move to Arsenal from Real Madrid. Earning an enormous £350,000 a week, Ozil has had a hand in just three goals all season.
He scored in the 4-0 win over Newcastle and has laid on two assists but such a tally is far beneath what Arsenal fans have to come to expect from the German ace – and what football fans across the globe expect from someone earning so much.
Asked if Ozil would leave Arsenal this summer, Dr Erkut Sögüt stated that he would not be leaving and would only depart Arsenal at the end of his current contract – which means the former Schalke star will remain in north London until June 2021.
“At the moment, we don’t even talk about it, because he still has one-and-a-half-years left,” Özil’s agent said. “He still has 15 months to go. Until then, he will stay at Arsenal, for sure. He will stay until the end of his contract. No chance he’ll leave.”
Since joining the club in 2013, has been involved in 120 goals during his 253 league and cup appearances for the club. He has scored 44 times and laid on 76 assists, but only three of those have come this season.
Many Arsenal fans are desperate for Ozil to leave and although they are thankful and respectful for the good times in a red and white shirt, the majority feel it is time for the playmaker to move on.
man as much as I love ozil, his performance for the last 2 seasons doesn’t worth his wages. in this case, there’s no way we’ll let him leave as a free agent. https://t.co/JW4BmrcgWM
— Rey 🔴 (@alltimerey) February 28, 2020
— Anshul (@Anshul__K) February 28, 2020
And why would he? He has a weak manager now so can put his feet up & enjoy his 350k a week.
— #ÖzilÖut (@Jackleo4Stein) February 28, 2020
not surprised. definitely disappointing as we could have two players at half his wage both performing at his level right now. When does his contract expire?
— andrew 🐇 (@quoteunquotefun) February 28, 2020
Please @MesutOzil1088 just go and let's try to build without you …we love you but please just go
— Senor°Jush (@Joshuabethelz) February 28, 2020
sad news for arsenal
— Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) February 28, 2020