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Arteta on Mesut Ozil’s legacy with Arsenal

Fri 08 January 2021 | 14:12

The German player is nearing his exit from the Gunners after his talks with Fenerbahce.

According to


manager, Mikel Arteta,

Mesut Ozil

’s exit from the team will not affect the player’s legacy with the Gunners. Though the several times FA Cup winner has not been included in Arsenal’s squad since March, his records with the team will not be questioned, admitted Arteta.

Ozil’s lack of game time has urged


to enter the talks over the player’s future and though his time with Arsenal could end during this month or the summer,


believes the player’s legacy will continue to live on at the club.

“What Mesut has done at the football club is unquestionable and that will stay,”

said the Gunners boss.

“It doesn’t matter if he plays two more games, 10 more games or none.”

“I think what he has done is there for the records, the history of the club and his contribution, nobody can discuss that.”

During the current transfer season several Arsenal players chose to move to other clubs with the team hoping to bring at least one new player before the closing of the transfer window, but Arteta believes this task would not be an easy one.

“At the moment, the market is really complicated,”

he said.

“The situation around every club is not easy and to get the negotiations going as well is harder because you cannot be face to face. You cannot travel to another country and make a deal happen like that.

“Everything has to be through the phone or Zoom. It can go either way to be fair. I can tell you what I would like, which is on day one to have the squad like I want and the players out and in sorted, but I think it is really complicated right now.”

source: SportMob