Alexis Sanchez’s form has been pretty dire this season as the Chilean prepares to run down his contract with Arsenal before leaving the club on a free transfer.
The majority of Arsenal fans seem to have accepted that Sanchez will leave, but the situation surrounding a certain Mesut Ozil is a little bit more complicated.
Ozil, who is valued at £45m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has been impressive for the Gunners in recent weeks, and he scored the only goal of the match in the team’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend.
Manchester United have been strongly linked with the German international, but it does appear that he could yet sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Ozil, like a number of his teammates, paid tribute to the retiring Tomas Rosicky on Wednesday with a message on his Twitter account.
As expected, the talk among Arsenal fans was whether Ozil would indeed sign a new contract with the Gunners.
He has been urged to do so by a number of the club’s supporters, but it seems that an awful lot still has to fall into place for that situation to occur.
A selection of the Twitter reaction in relation to Ozil’s future can be seen below:
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 20, 2017
Mesut the only team that will give you farewell is arsenal stay and create at arsenal you will be a legend pic.twitter.com/0OWzMY8ymD
— Abubakr ahmed (@Abubakr839) December 20, 2017
We’d love to see you retire at Arsenal Football Club and get a great farewell too. Sign the contract, Mesut♥️
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) December 20, 2017
We want you to retire at Arsenal. #SignDaTing
— #KroenkeOut (@Saad_am11) December 20, 2017
please mesut talk with me i need you if you want please
— ahmed beliacine (@ABeliacine) December 20, 2017
Be like him mesut 🙂
— ƃuɐɯoʞ (@komanksu) December 20, 2017
— Durga Ghimire (@NepaliGooners) December 20, 2017
Dear Mesut. I hope this inspires you to sign on and retire at Arsenal as a club legend. You will get the same love and reception and be etched in Gunners history forever.
— Ir0nClaw (@fa1zaan) December 20, 2017
How’s the search for pen for that contract going? @MesutOzil1088
— RedWhiteGooner 🔴⚪️ (@RedWhite_Gooner) December 20, 2017
Your heart ❤ says Arsenal. Sign the contract man.
— Arsenal Afghanistan (@ArsenalAfghans) December 20, 2017