Arsene Wenger is desperate, and frustrated at Arsenal’s lack of ammunition. And he blames that on the club’s inability to find a “legend” like Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. But all that could change if the latest “poster boy” of the Gunners, Mesut Ozil decides to make the Emirates Stadium his home ground for years to come.
According to a report in Independent, Arsene Wenger wants Ozil to spend at least a decade with the Gunners and become a club “legend” like Dennis Bergkamp did. Given his recent run on the field, if Ozil decides to extend his contract, which expires at the end of next season, he could well walk into the Arsenal Hall of Fame. That’s exactly what Wenger dreams of.
Known for his stunning improvisation and finesse, the attacking German midfielder produced one of the most “orgasmic” moments in the Champion’s League history against Ludogorets on Wednesday night. The winner came in a match that saw the Gunners return to glory after going down 0-2 very early.
At 28, Ozil has seen it and done it all. Playing for some of the top European football clubs in the last 5 years, the former Real Madrid midfielder switched to English Premier League in 2013, agreeing to an undisclosed fee. According to BBC, the contract was inked at £42.4m, making Ozil the most expensive German player in history.
The impact of the move to Arsenal caused a rebellion in Real, led by Real Madrid striker and former Manchester United hero, Arsene Wenger. “I am angry about Mesut Ozil’s departure from Real Madrid”, reported Daily Mail then. In June 2016, Ozil returned the affection by acknowledging that he would bring Ronaldo to London if he controlled the strings.
Even as Arsene Wenger believes that Ozil has matured as a player, and wants him to perform and deliver more in front of the goal, it takes more an orgasmic spell to become a soccer legend.
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