Mesut Ozil will not be remembered as an Arsenal great, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker claimed the 32-year-old summed up the Emirates era as he was an “incredible talent but did not bring the trophies home”.
Ozil had his Arsenal contract terminated last week and is set to finally complete a free transfer to Turkish giants Fenerbache next week after completing a period of quarantine.
The Germany international last played for Arteta’s side in March and was not registered in their Premier League or Europa League squad this term.
“It did not work out for Ozil,” Campbell told Football Insider.
“I wish him well, he has gone to his boyhood club in Fenerbache which is great for him and Arsenal free up a bit of room on the wage bill. It is no hassle, no problem and we wish him well.
“It is now time for the club to move forward.
“He will not be remembered as an Arsenal great though. He will be remembered as a quality player, a talented player but not a great.
“If you want to be a great you lead by example and do not have what he has on his resume. Nobody questions a great.
“He sums up the Emirates era – incredible talent but did not bring the big trophies home. That is what you need to bring home.”
Ozil played 254 times across all competitions for the Gunners and won three FA Cups and one Community Shield in his seven-and-a-half years at the club.
He was also part of the squad that finished runner up in the 2017/18 Carabao Cup and 2018/19 Europa League.