Arsenal Legend Declares Ozil is a “Shoo in” to Join Manchester United


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Legendary Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes it is only a matter of time before German international Mesut Özil, 29, moves to Manchester United, reports the Daily Mirror.

In the last year of his contract with the Gunners, Özil is believed to be keen on reuniting with Jose Mourinho, under whose guidance the German flourished at Real Madrid.

Steadfastly refusing to commit his future to the North London giants, belatedly attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, as well as his alma mater, Schalke 04. However, his hopes of joining Barcelona were irretrievably damaged when Lionel Messi, 30, let the Blaugrana bosses know he viewed the German as being past his best.

Wright told the BBC that “a free to Manchester United on a free looks a shoo-in,” before mischievously adding that “Jose [Mourinho] would love to do that.” The Portuguese and Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger make little effort to hide their contempt for each other.

For the Gunners former record goalscorer, the prospect of Özil moving to Old Trafford is unpleasant, to say the least. “That would frighten me to death. He is a great talent and having great players around him would lift him up as well.”

The striker frequently mirrors Arsenal supporters opinions with his views and nailed them once again. “I’m sure him and his agent would not push it this far if they were going to sign (for Arsenal).”

A renewal of his contract at the Emirates is deemed unlikely and reports earlier in the week claimed that the Gunners would listen to offers for Özil, as well as Alexis Sanchez, 28, and Jack Wilshere, 25, this winter.