Arsenal bombshell: Contract rebel open to return to ex club - report
By Dominic Toner
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil could rejoin Real Madrid in the future, according to a report.
Spanish outlet Marca claim that the 28-year-old regrets leaving the Spanish giants and would be open to a return.
The report details that Ozil is “looking into several different career options at present” as he is yet to agree a contract extension at the Emirates.
Ozil is currently set to stay with the Gunners until 2018 and is yet to commit his long-term future to the north London club.
The attacking midfielder has become a crucial part of Arsene Wenger’s side since he completed a £42.4million move from Madrid in 2013.
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He has made 134 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 27 goals and supplying 47 assists.
Ozil is regarded as one of the club’s star players and he is hoping to guide them to success this season.
The Germany international has been in good form this campaign, socking seven goals and supplying four assists in 17 games.
Arsenal are hopeful of competing for the Premier League title this season and will need their talisman to be on top form.
Ozil did enjoy a great spell during his 159 games for Madrid, scoring 27 goals and supplying a staggering 81 assists.
Football Insider verdict:
Arsenal need to ensure that they secure the long-term future of Ozil immediately. He is one of the most creative attackers in world football and the interest from Real Madrid is a real danger. Ozil has proven to be a fantastic signing since he joined the Gunners and the 28-year-old is currently in the peak of his career. Arsenal need to boast stars such as Ozil if they are to compete for the Premier League crown, with their title rivals all prepared to spend big in the transfer window. Ozil is the kind of player who can help the club compete at the top level and Wenger must keep the German star.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the club are eyeing player with a £84million release fee.