Mesut Ozil dropped the big interview in The Athletic. TL;DR, he wants to stay.
This isn’t new news. He loves it in London, he’s paid a fortune, no one is going to make him take a substandard playing option.
I think we should just leave it there. If we’re asking Madrid to pick up £30k of Ceballos’ wages, chances are, we’re not finding £18m to buy him out.
Question is, what does Mikel do about it?
We can’t have another season of the first question in every press conference being ‘what about Mesut?’
It’s not good for the squad, it’s not good for the project, it’s not good for Arsenal… but here we are.
The second bit of meaty news waaaaas… Kia. He spoke to TalkSport again to give us a boardroom update.
- He doesn’t influence Arsenal
- He thinks Sven is shit
- He hasn’t offered us a bunch of players despite journos saying he has
I can’t say it enough, it is outrageous that an agent speaks so freely about Arsenal, going to the depth of critiquing how we recruit really is drunk dad stuff. Those are the words of someone far too comfortable with his Arsenal connection. It really is unreal.
It also just shows you that words like ‘LIVERPOOL DATA STYLE’ are basically nonsense until we stop seeing his name attached to every link in the media.
More worrying, the Daily Mail is reporting that all in, Willian is going to set Arsenal back £220k a week. That feels quite a long way from ‘bargain’ and it’s exactly the sort of thing the exec team at Arsenal can’t stop doing. We’re skint and throwing that sort of mega-money at a player that will go to Qatar after Arsenal on a free.
… no wonder Kia is so confident in the media. He still calls the shots at Arsenal. It is embarrassing.
Finally, Thomas Partey benched for the Leipzig game… we wouldn’t? Surely?
Right, that’s me done, see you in the comments. x