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Ozil heading to Turkey?

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The rumour mill is up and running once more, and as we look ahead to the remainder of the summer transfer window, we’re intrigued by all of the possibilities that could come Arsenal’s way. Of course, you could argue that there just isn’t enough time for them to get done what many feel they need to get done in the window, but we trust in Unai Emery and what he’s trying to build at the club.

Will he stay or will he go?

Alas, outgoings are just as big of a part of the process as incomings, and one outgoing that has been lingering around the rumour mill as of late relates to Mesut Ozil. There doesn’t appear to have been anything concrete up to this point, but the name Fenerbahce has certainly been thrown around a lot in regards to a potential loan move. Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but it did get us thinking about the former German international.

The 30 year old has been with the Gunners since back in 2013 which, in itself, seems like a bizarrely long time when you think about the journey he’s been on during that time. At one point he was widely considered to be one of the best players in the Premier League, if not Europe, but his consistency has dropped dramatically ever since then. That’s not a dig, either, that’s just the truth.

What comes next?

We’d like to think that Ozil will be back at the level he was once at next season, but it just doesn’t seem like a realistic possibility. As such, we’re very open to the idea of him going out on loan next season. Fenerbahce seems like as good of a destination as any for him to try and revitalise his career, and if he comes back to Arsenal as an improved player, then great.

If he doesn’t, then he can begin a new career for himself elsewhere. It’s a shame to see how toxic things have gotten, but that’s the game that we’re in. Perhaps Gunners fans will look back on him a little bit more fondly in the years to come, but distance seems like the right way to go for the time being. Otherwise, things will progressively start to get worse and worse.

Are you open to the idea of Mesut Ozil leaving on loan this summer?

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