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Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema and an Arsenal star react as Mesut Ozil set to leave

It looks like the least privately conducted transfer in footballing history. Mesut Ozil is making on secret of a proposed move to Fenerbahce, posting numerous pictures on Instagram ahead of his eventual Arsenal exit.

The 32-year-old has entered the final six months of his contract at and has failed to make a single appearance for the north London club this season. Mikel Arteta left him out of the Premier League and European squads.

Despite not playing, his name has been a constant among pundits, supporters and those vocal on social media. Largely down to the fact he is Arsenal’s highest earner – rumoured to be picking up £350,000 a week.

But a move to the club he supported as a child is looking inevitable. Though neither Fener nor Arsenal have confirmed a move, Ozil has posted numerous updates on Instagram – including travelling to his proposed new side.

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The Mirror claim he is set to see his Arsenal contract terminated, freeing him up to join Fener – meaning he will give up £7million in wages. He is set to sign in the region of half of that in Turkey, which is £65,000 a week.

Alexandre Lacazette responded to one of his Instagram posts, with a series of emojis. Ex-Real Madrid teammates Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema also responded on Instagram, wishing Ozil all the best.

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