Arsenal could loose Mesut Ozil To Bayern Munich.
There is being some talk about the unhappiness of a certain German player in the Arsenal team, with sources claiming his is open to a January move away from the Emirates. We already know that Pep Guardiola attempted a steal during the summer but was turned away. Now he is injured, on the long-term, the second time in this calendar year, he must be frustrated, he must be really rearing to go.
For all it’s worth, any news of Ozil leaving Arsenal in January is absolute toilet.
Leaving Real Madrid in the circumstance he did was hugely disappointing to him, and he probably has not fully got over it. It is the biggest club in the world and the fact he was easily the best creative player in the world while he was there would have added more to his regret. But he had a choice to make, and he CHOSE Arsenal, via Wenger’s conviction. The manager, in German, had outlined his plans for him and for the club, he signed, he has now been an Arsenal player for 13 months since September 2, 2013. He scored an assist with almost his first touch on his debut, scored a sumptuous half-volley on his Champions home debut, gave more assists than any other person in the team, won the FA Cup and the World Cup – all while being an Arsenal player.
Where, then, does his supposed dissatisfaction spring from?
From the same Wenger, who had been the reason he signed? Perhaps.
One thing is sure, that Ozil has always been a constant feature in the Arsenal team whenever he was fit, except in the League and FA Cups. He was the chief creative machine last season, providing twice as many goal-scoring opportunities as any other member of the team. The lack of runners in the team due to injuries to both Chamberlain and Walcott at different stages of meant he had little openings for setting players off on the run. But in their absence, he did manage to link up well with Ramsey, both interchanging assists in games against Cardiff, Norwich, Hull, Napoli and Liverpool. Little wonder our season crashed when both became sidelined. Whether it was Walcott or Ramsey, Ozil always needed somebody.
And recently, there’ve been two others – Welbeck and Alexis.
The problem, though, have been in their combinations. Wenger has adopted Ozil in the wide positions, possibly limiting his direct involvement in the final third and also reducing the German’s utilization of his keen eye for the tight-spaces. In the central role, Villa and, especially, Galatasaray, saw the best of Ozil with incisive through balls sailing crisply to their destinations, but when he has had to sit wide all game, there’s been little to show for it. In fact, he has been somewhat of a liability with respect to defensive duties. Having to run back and forth, he may have been accumulating cramps and strains, leading to the inevitable breakdown at Chelsea.
It could be in this respect that Wenger would take all the blame.
That said, Ozil is still a long way from saying goodbye. He will return with a host of other players in the New Year and that alone must present him the scene of heroes being welcomed from an expedition. For all the stick he gets from the Press, he still IS the best Number 10 in the world, and it will be a shame to let Guardiola show us that. With Robben and Ribery by his side, and Goetze for company, we will look on at Ozil as we now do for some guy at Stamford Bridge.
As with the Cesc affair, it would be Wenger who would be blamed, again.
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