Three wins on the trot has taken the negative glaze off of Arsenal’s start to the season, but the feeling remains that new additions to the squad are necessary if the Gunners are to challenge for silverware.
Yes, there’s plenty of talent within the Gunners squad, but Arsene Wenger’s team is also riddled with injuries, insecure players and poor attitudes. Bringing in world-class stars could be what’s necessary to elevate Arsenal from title-chasers to title winners this season.
As the transfer window begins to wind down, it’s beginning to look like Arsene Wenger will do some business. We’ve certainly seen the club linked to a number of big players over the last few days. None are bigger than Real Madrid star and German International, Mesut Ozil.
According to Darren Lewis of The Mirror, Ozil is all-too-aware of the transfer machinations taking place at the Bernabeu and isn’t best pleased. Ozil is one of a group of players who are believed to have been offered to other clubs in order to fund Madrid’s move for Gareth Bale.
With the Bale deal set to break all transfer records going, it’s unsurprising that the club’s top brass is chipping away at their current set of players. Selling from their current squad will not only provide a decent sum of cash, it’ll also lighten the wage-bill and make the club financially stronger moving forward.
What is surprising, is that they’ve chosen to offer a player like Mesut Ozil to the rest of the footballing world. The 24-year-old is among the best midfielders in world-football and has been a mainstay at the Bernabeu since his arrival. Given his youth and his effectiveness, it’s difficult to see why Madrid would want to get rid now.
The player himself hasn’t taken to it well. He was substituted an hour into Real’s 1-0 win over Granada, stormed down the tunnel, showered and headed for the team bus. I think it’s fair to say that he’s not best pleased.
Whether this means he’d be willing to take a move to a club like Arsenal is not clear. At this stage, however, it does look like a good time for the Gunners to test the waters with a speculative bid.
If the player’s interested, it looks like a deal could be agreed with Real.
And if Arsenal got their hands on Ozil, then they would finally be a force to reckoned with once more. The thought of the German international playing alongside Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere is mouth-watering. Make it happen Wenger!
What’s your take? Could Arsenal really seal a deal for Mesut Ozil?
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