Mesut Ozil’s agent has told Goal that his client is happy at Arsenal but did state that anything could happen ahead of the summer window amid links with Fenerbahce – and Gunners fans have reacted on Twitter.
Ozil, 31, has struggled this season. Under Unai Emery, the German failed to have the required impact and was left out of the starting eleven on numerous occasions. Mikel Arteta saw Ozil return to the starting eleven.
However, he has had a hand in just four goals this season – scoring only in once in a 4-0 win over Newcastle United. His poor form this season has tainted what was otherwise a stunning seven-year spell in north London.
Indeed, during his time at Arsenal he has played 254 times – being involved in 121 goals. Scoring 44, the former Real Madrid and Schalke star has also laid on 77 assists during his time. His £350,000-a-week contract ends in June 2021.
Asked about Ozil’s future, Erkut Sogot told Goal: “You never know in football. First of all, you can never predict the movement of players. He [Ozil] is really happy where he is at Arsenal. We will see when the contract ends.”
The Gunners are likely to bring in midfielders this summer, with the club linked just this week with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, Valencia’s versatile ace Carlos Soler and French midfielder Nabil Fekir – who is currently playing for Real Betis.
Arsenal supporters have reacted on Twitter to the news that Ozil’s agent has stated the playmaker is happy in north London, and the majority of fans are desperate to see the back of him.
In short…Özil won't be an Arsenal player come next season.
— Amicus 🇰🇪 (@DanielMotari3) March 27, 2020
It’s time for Arsenal to move on from him..he’s not the Prime Ozil anymore…😣
— LONDON IS RED🔴⚪️ (@arefin___) March 27, 2020
We all leave our homes at some point
— Ex-Kolasiinator (@Bilaal_Teebash) March 27, 2020
In short he is going nowhere
— Pranav (@pranav_268) March 27, 2020
I'd be happy on £350,000 a week too
— Charlie (@LeftWingGunman) March 27, 2020
Loves it soo much he held a gun to their head for 350k a week! 👍🏻
— Darren Hall (@dhall1ootball) March 27, 2020