Mesut Ozil is set to leave Arsenal.

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Mesut Ozil is set to leave Arsenal, marking an end to what has been a turbulent relationship with the North London club. Ozil is in talks with Fenerbahce to join the Turkish giants on loan from Arsenal. The German playmaker’s Arsenal contract ends this summer.

Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

The Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta, spoke on the future of Mesut Ozil earlier this week.

I’m saying we will decide what’s happening in the next few days. I don’t know what is going to happen. Obviously, now he’s free to negotiate with other clubs. We will discuss internally what the best solution for him is for the near future, obviously with the player and agent too, and try to find the best solution for everyone.

Mikel Arteta

During his seven-and-a-half career at Arsenal, Ozil has made 254 appearances, finding the back of the net on 44 occasions and providing 77 assists for his team-mates and has three FA Cup winners’ medals to show for his efforts.

Mesut Ozil lifting the FA Cup in his first season at Arsenal. Image Credits: Getty Images

Mesut Ozil is set to leave Arsenal. Did his omission from Arsenal’s premier league squad factor in this decision?

Along with Sokratis, Mesut Ozil was left out of Arsenal’s 25-man premier league squad earlier in the season. This could be one of the reasons why Mesut Ozil is set to leave Arsenal. The pair also did not make the squad list for the Europa League group stages. Ozil’s last game for Arsenal was on 7th March 2020 against West Ham United in the Premier League.

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Silver Lining.

Mesut Ozil’s transfer could be a good thing for all three parties involved. Arsenal gets to trim their squad and wage bill by getting rid of players who no longer feature in their long-term plans. Fenerbahce adds to their squad a proven playmaker and a World Cup winner who, on paper, makes a vast improvement to their team. Mesut Ozil gets to play the sport he loves again in a country that he loves.

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