Multiple reports of Barcelona preparing a January bid for Mesut Ozil:
SkySports is among many media houses reporting the interest of Barcelona in signing Mesut Ozil.
The player is out of contract at the end of the season, he will be eligible to enter into contract discussion with a club outside of the Premier League in January and could leave for free in July.
Ozil’s man of the match performance against Spurs is a reminder of his immense creative abilities but his languid characters often put him at the sharp end of fans criticism, even though he continued to enjoy an unwavering support from the manager.
The report of Barcelona interest in addition to the courting from Manchester United meant Arsenal will have to decide whether to sell in January to a club out of England and avoid the embarrassment of an ex-player orchestrating a league triumph in the Premier League or sell to the highest bidder even if that is Manchester United.
Barcelona is reportedly willing to pay up to £17m for Ozil in January and are willing to include Andre Gomes in the deal. The La Liga giant failed to land Philip Coutinho from Liverpool in the summer despite a bid in excess of £120m.
It is generally believed that Arsenal will rather sell in January and recoup some money instead of letting him leave for free in July.
The Emirate is a Fortress
Arsenal victory over Spurs at the weekend makes it 11 straight home victories.
Arsenal will equal 2005 record of 13 consecutive home wins if they defeat Huddersfield on Wed 29th Nov and Manchester United Sat 2nd Dec.
All 3 Mustafi Premier League Goals were assisted by Ozil, the assist against Spurs is Ozil’s 45th Premier League assists, 21 more than any Arsenal player since 2013.
Ozil’s Man of the Match performance saw him crossed 7 times, 52 touches, 32 passes with 81% pass accuracy and 1 assist (His performance today will not do his chances of a more lucrative deal either at Arsenal or elsewhere any harm)
Alexandre Lacazette likes it at the Emirate Stadium, since his arrival, he has scored four and assisted 1