Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta on Potential Mesut Ozil Transfer
Ozil Is Likely to Leave Club This Season
It’s public knowledge now that the German is likely to exit the Emirates Stadium this month and has been frozen out at Arsenal for some time now.
Recent reports have linked the 32-year old to Turkey and Fenerbache, and even with a move to the USA.
However, even though the former Real Madrid man will play no further part as an Arsenal player (his last game for them came back in March), boss Arteta has claimed he shall only do business if a deal is right for every team involved in a transfer.
Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal Contract Expires in Summer Leaving Him Open to Transfer
With Ozil’s contract expiring in the summer, they could either let him leave on a pre-contract agreement (meaning he will leave for nothing in the summer) or could sell him for a fee this month.
Arteta is open to any potential deal for the midfielder and said: “We will discuss it internally, what the best situation is for him in the near future, with the player and the agent and try to find the best solution for everybody.
”We will decide what is happening in the next few days.”
Ozil has spent the majority of his career – the last seven seasons – with Arsenal. He’s played in nearly 200 games for the Gunners and has 88 direct goal contributions during that time, but has found himself frozen out of the squad this season.
Ozil Yet to Play During This Campaign
He’s yet to play this campaign and is unlikely to do so having been left out of the club’s 25-man squad. In addition, with his contract expiring at the end of the season, it’s highly probable that this will be his last year as an Arsenal player.
With several teams now willing to take on the 32-year old, it remains to be seen whether the player will depart the club this month or exit in the summer.