Ozil Could Leave Arsenal As Free Agent – Wenger
Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that Mesut Ozil could leave the club next year as a free agent.
Ozil who is in the last year of his current contract, is yet to sign an extension with the Gunners.
However, the manager said he was relaxed about it, going so far as to say “it doesn’t matter” if Ozil were to leave. Wenger was asked whether he was happy to allow Özil to go into his final year.
“Yes,” he replied, adding “I think in the future, you will see it more and more. Why? Because the transfers are so high [in financial terms], even for normal players. You will see more and more players going into the final year of the contract because no club will want to pay the amount demanded. I’m convinced, in the next 10 years, it will become usual. Jack quickly dressed in several layers of clothes, here are the findings anxious to be out in the extraordinary weather… “It’s not an issue. I think it’s an ideal situation. Why? Because everyone has to perform. When you’re a football player, you perform until the last day of your contract. Whether you have two or one year left, it doesn’t change. You want to play and do well. Do you really think they sit in the dressing room and think: ‘Oh, I have one year to go, I will not play well today. ’ When you are a football player, you want to play well. What does that have to do with the length of your contract? It’s amazing. ”
On if he was worried that Arsenal would not receive any transfer fee for the Germany international, Wenger said it was “normal”.
“Even if that happens, it doesn’t matter,” Wenger said. “You do well [in] what you do. I am amazed that you are surprised by that. It looks normal to me. ”
On Sánchez and the fans’ fears that he is pushing to leave, Wenger said: “What can I do about that? One day, he will go and Arsenal will go on. We will all go one day and Arsenal, hopefully, will go on. Do I think he will stay [this season]? Yes, of course. How many times did I tell you that?”.