Mesut Özil (10)


#3099

Lmao I’ll believe it when Moley says it’s happening :joy::joy:


#3100

January was a positive step, but I think we will know a lot more in the summer transfer window.


#3101

That’s for sure, but i finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.


#3102

John Cross is full of shit. Always has been. I don’t know why anyone takes that guy seriously.


#3103

Or maybe he isn’t as negative as you and thinks that the club will continue to build and turn things around. :campbell:


#3104


#3105

Continue to build ? Haven’t we gone backwards each of the last 3 seasons ? Our best season league wise was his 1st year at club… anyways whatever reasons he has I’m glad he stayed.


#3106

Nope. We finished 2nd in 15/16 and 4th in Özil’s first season with us


#3107

79 points and only 7 off the winners, I consider that our best season.


#3108

Yep and we won the FA Cup that year too


#3109

I feel like by the time that Özil leaves us, in the eyes of many, he will go down as a legend of the club. He’ll have been here 8 years by the end of his new contract which in all honesty, I never envisaged when we first signed him. To be fair, he could very well leave before 2021 but point is…well I don’t know what my point is. I guess it’s that I fucking love Mesut.


#3110

Ah didn’t know you were counting it that way!

Fair enough thats actually true


#3111

https://twitter.com/OziIStats/status/959172081106726913


#3112

I meant continue to build upon the recent changes at the club. Clearly, Gazidis/Sven and co. have helped usher in some change with the approach to the transfer market. Perhaps, Ozil knows that additional reinforcements will be happening in the summer as opposed to lip service? This January window was un-Wenger like to me.

Also, additional speculation might be that Ozil wants to be the “man” and have the team built around him rather than part of a bought squad like City/PSG/etc

Can’t discount the appeal of being a young millionaire living in London.

Lastly, while I’m in agreement with you regarding wanting to see a change in coaching, he’s stated numerous times his relationship with Wenger is a positive.

So, I’m still pretty estatic that Ozil pledged his future here and I’m hoping that the football reasons catch up to the off the pitch ones soon.


#3113

Surely, 2007/2008 with that Rosicky/Cesc/Hleb masterclass was better, and 2003/04 was the best in league history.

But regarding, the 350k, isn’t that a bit too much? I mean he’s an important player and all but clearly that wage shows that he isn’t really as loyal as most people make him out to be. Look at Harry Kane, who is arguably one of the most valuable strikers in football right now, and was earning 110k until recently and will be switching to 200k according to reports. (just saying).


#3114

Yeah 2007/2008 was better, but I was reffering to Ozil’s time at the club.


#3115

https://twitter.com/afcDW/status/959201515322920960

Wright is so clueless with his Özil hatred. Should just stop talking :zipper_mouth_face:


#3116

110k is truly underpaid for Kane.

350k is a bit overpaid but does fit Ozil’s resume, caliber and reputation.


#3117

Agree on both points. Such a contract also shows that Arsenal will spend for the right player. To me, the top players are worth such contracts. Where Arsenal has stumbled in the past is having squad type players on bigger wages than they should have been on. Looks like the club rectified some of that during the window. Summer should be interesting to see if that continues.


#3118

https://twitter.com/utdreport/status/959204516460679168

looooool, somebody get me some water quick, I can’t deal with all this salt.

https://twitter.com/AFCAMDEN/status/959205711430512640

:arteta: