Mesut Ozil’s agent insists the midfielder will not be leaving Arsenal this summer, despite suggestions that the club could be open to letting the German go if the right offer were forthcoming.
After an underwhelming campaign that began with a huge furore over his international retirement and has included regular spells on the bench, it’s fair to say his stock at the Emirates has shrunk.
For £350,000 a week we’ve had three goals and six assists this campaign, which, when you consider we’re suckling from UEFA’s less buxom bosom, is hardly value for money.
Speaking to Turkish-Football.com, representative Dr. Erkut Sogut made clear that Ozil will reject any approaches to move on because he remains loyal to the Gunners cause.
“Rumours will always persist, there is no doubt about that,” Sokut said. “But one thing I can guarantee is Mesut’s loyalty.
“His mind is focused on Arsenal, and Arsenal only. Mesut bleeds Arsenal red, and respecting his contract is a certainty.
“He’ll be staying at Arsenal until at least 2021, and the fans need not to worry about the gossip that may come this summer. He has found a place he feels welcome and believes he has a lot more to give.”
If we fail to beat Chelsea in the Europa League final and thus miss out on the Champions League for a second successive season, you since Vinai and Raul may well test this theory.
That said, finding someone willing to pay Ozil’s huge wages is going to be very hard. If we were determined to offload him, you sense it would have to be on loan and with us picking up some of the tab.
Earlier this week, it was again reported that Ozil turned down a loan move to PSG in January.