Goal’s Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts has claimed that there is a chance that Mesut Ozil could make a comeback for the Gunners.
So far this season, the 32-year-old German has not made a single appearance for the north London club in any competition (per Transfermarkt).
Speaking on the player’s contract recently, Mikel Arteta claimed that he would not be looking to terminate Ozil’s deal with the club prematurely (per 90min).
During the latest video shared on Charles Watts’ YouTube channel, the reporter discussed the German’s future and aired that there is a chance of redemption.
He said: “About Mesut Ozil, basically, the question was asked [to Arteta] again, ‘Can you bring Mesut Ozil back? Will you bring Mesut Ozil back for the second half of the season?’
“His response was, ‘We’ll see what happens in the transfer window, and we will assess that at the end.’ So, not giving too much away – hedging his bets a little bit.
“I think it’s not beyond the realms of possibility, I don’t think it’ll happen but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Ozil comes back. Arsenal have already got rid of [Sead] Kolasinac in this window, they’re going to try and get rid of more players as well.
“If they manage to do that and places open up in the squad and Mesut’s still here, then surely he does still get included, it kind of all comes down to the maths, really.
“If Arsenal can get rid of some [players] and some places do free up in the squad, then there’s a chance Mesut Ozil can come back, but it all depends on what happens in the transfer window.”
TIF Thoughts on what Charles Watts said about Mesut Ozil…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that there is a chance that the German midfielder could still make a comeback for the Gunners.
Would you like to see Mesut Ozil make a comeback for Arsenal?
No, he's too far gone
Yes, would be good
If the 32-year-old middleman does indeed return to action for Arteta’s side, hopefully, he can re-find his form from the 2015/16 Premier League season.
With six goals and 19 assists over 35 appearances that term, the German earned a stellar 7.66/10 average rating, which made it his best season for Arsenal.
Having earned a 6.71/10 average rating over 18 league appearances last term, though, perhaps Ozil’s best days are behind him now.