Shocking news from Marca this morning is that Ozil has turned down Arsenal and has instead decided to stay at Real Madrid. Reports that were doing the rounds yesterday were that Arsenal are very close to completing the signing of the high rated German. About a week ago, Ozil came out to tell the world he has decided to stay at Real Madrid and fight for his chances but that didn’t stop Real Madrid from trying to sell him to Arsenal.
The player is now said to be very angry with Real Madrid and has instead decided not to discuss terms with Arsenal. If the reports are true, this will further add to Arsenal’s woe in the transfer window with attempts to sign Higuain ( also from Real Madrid ), Suarez, Rooney and several other players failing already. With Manchester United also interested, it will not surprise me if there is a late attempt from the English champions to sign the player.
Although the reports from Marca may not be true but if it is true, then the truth has finally come home to roast. Several years of selling key players without replacing him seems to finally be getting at Arsenal as the club is no longer seen as attractive to world class players. Aside Ozil, Di Maria and Benzema have also rejected the chance join Arsenal from Real Madrid who obviously want them out as they try to recoup some of the money spent on signing Bale from Tottenham.