The Mesut Ozil saga at Arsenal seems to be coming to an end. The German has divided opinion since the day he arrived, and as he nears an exit, fans’ views are still split about everything that has gone on since after the lockdown.
Mikel Arteta left Ozil out of his Premier League and Europa League squads this season. The former Real Madrid man and his agent both expressed their frustrations publicly, but the Arsenal boss has no plans of changing his decision.
Many Arsenal fans feel Arteta’s treatment of Ozil has been poor. They believe that the German can still offer a lot on the pitch, especially in a period where we are struggling for creativity.
However, there are others who feel the complete opposite. Many have backed Arteta’s decision to keep Ozil away from the squad, and if David Ornstein is to be believed, Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is one of them.
Stan Kroenke supports Arteta’s treatment of Ozil
He told Sky Sports: “Arsenal’s ownership, the Kroenke’s, totally support Mikel Arteta and Edu, the technical director, on this. They say it’s football reasons, Mesut Ozil probably disagrees.”
“But the reality is that it is coming to an end. Neither Arsenal nor Mesut Ozil expect him to be registered if he does indeed stay beyond this transfer window. So, whether it’s in the summer or in this January window, it does seem to be done for Ozil.”
It is looking increasingly likely that Ozil will leave us in the coming days.
He has played 254 times for us in all competitions and has scored 44 goals and has provided 77 assists.
Ozil will leave having won three FA Cups and two Community Shields, and despite everything that has happened, he will go down as one of the best players to play for us, especially in the Emirates era.