Mesut Ozil is ’90 per cent likely to join Fenerbahce in January’ and finally end his Arsenal nightmare, claims club chief of Turkish giants
- Mesut Ozil has been frozen out at Arsenal this season under Mikel Arteta
- He has insisted he will not be forced out of club while on £350,000-a-week wage
- Existing deal expires in the summer but Fenerbahce could sign him in January
Mesut Ozil has a ’90 per cent’ chance of leaving Arsenal to join Turkish side Fenerbahce in January.
The Gunners have been desperate to shed Ozil’s massive wage from their books and his contract expires next summer but he may end up moving in January.
Mesut Ozil has been frozen out at Arsenal but could get his move away in January
One of Fenerbahce’s club congress members, Murat Zorlu, claims that the club have a very high chance of securing Ozil next year.
He told Sport Digitale: ‘A source, who’s very well connected to the club has told me that Mesut Ozil is likely to become a Fenerbahce player during the next transfer window.
‘I would say 90 per cent he will join us in one month.’
Ozil has not played for Arsenal since March 7 and a move to Turkey appears to make sense for all parties, although the midfielder would have to take a pay cut.
The last time Ozil played for the Gunners was back in March and his is on £350,000-a-week
Mikel Arteta could not find room for Ozil in either his Premier League or Europa League squads
The 32-year-old is of Turkish heritage, is well acquainted with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was the best man at his wedding, and regularly visits the country.
Arsenal fans have been divided over Ozil in recent weeks with some calling for him to be involved in the team again as Arteta needs a creative spark from midfield.
Others believe him to be the rotten egg of the group and look forward to the long-running saga ending.
Arsenal have endured a dreadful start to the season and remain 15th in the table after their latest disappointment, a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham in the north London derby.