Arsenal misfit touches down in Turkey after saying Colney goodbyes
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil travelled to Turkey on Sunday forward of his anticipated transfer to Fenerbahce.
The Tremendous Lig membership posted pictures of Ozil boarding a airplane and tweeted: “Our membership is bringing Mesut Ozil to Istanbul to proceed the switch processes.”
It’s understood the 32-year-old was on the membership’s London Colney coaching floor to bid his farewells to the Gunners forward of the approaching finish of his seven-and-a-half-year keep.
He later hinted he was on the verge of committing to the Istanbul membership by tweeting a picture of his initials within the membership’s colors, and the transfer is about to be confirmed topic to a medical.
On Sunday night Ozil instructed Turkish tv channel NTV he was “excited” by the prospect of enjoying for the Tremendous Lig facet, saying on ntvspor.internet: “I’ve all the time mentioned I assist Fenerbahce and I’m very completely satisfied to return right here.
“I’m very completely satisfied, I’m excited. God has let me put on this jersey and I’ll do my greatest.”
Ozil has not performed for the Gunners since March and his £350,000-a-week deal was set to run out on the finish of the present season.
Gunners nightmare over for Ozil
Ozil had been anticipated to go away within the January switch window and would be capable to signal for one more membership as a free agent ought to the ultimate few particulars be ironed out easily.
Having began the primary 10 video games underneath Mikel Arteta following his appointment in December 2019, Ozil has not featured since a 1-0 win over West Ham earlier than the coronavirus pandemic noticed soccer grind to a halt.
He was omitted from Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads, with Arteta and technical director Edu insisting the choice was all the way down to footballing causes.
Ozil was criticised in some quarters when he refused to take a pay lower in the course of the summer season, with no soccer being performed and Arsenal trying to stability the books.
He had signed his present deal in January 2018 to change into the highest-paid participant within the membership’s historical past however now appears set to depart on a free.
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