Mesut Ozil could be tempted by a move away from Arsenal this summer if the Gunners don’t show the right level of ambition in the transfer market, according to former defender Lee Dixon.
The Germany international remains the Londoners’ record signing following his £42.5m switch to the Emirates Stadium in 2013, although he’s largely failed to live up to that massive price-tag.
That said, his form this term has been good, with the playmaker laying on a Premier League-high 18 assists – albeit it was not enough to earn him a spot in the PFA Team of the Year.
And Dixon believes that Ozil, who is thought of as one of the best players in his position on the planet when fit and firing, could be attracted to a move away from Arsenal this summer if the club don’t show the level of ambition to match his own:
“Leaving Real Madrid for him was a big thing,’ he said at the Facebook Football Awards (via Metro).
“He wanted to come to a club that could play in Champions League at a high level and win something. He is now looking at the club.
“The next transfer window is very important for him mentally. If he sees Arsenal are making a real effort to trying to build a side like Real Madrid, he’ll be happy.
“He is possibly one of those players who could lose it at any moment and think he needs to be playing at a high level and win trophies.”