MANCHESTER, NNC – One of the legends of Arsenal, Ian Wright asked Mesut Oezil to join Manchester United (MU) because he thinks it would be a move to best match Oezil’s talent.
Ian Wright who had 288 caps with Arsenal also assessed Oezil’s best performance will show with MU.
Mesut Oezil is one of the Arsenal players who is being linked with Manchester United (MU). Incidentally, the German midfielder's contract with MU will end at the end of the 2017/2018 season.
If he really is being targeted by Manchester United, Arsenal certainly has no choice but to release him in the transfer window in January 2018. If he was to be released in the summer, then Arsenal would not get a penny from sales because Oezil’s status would be free of transfer.
"He will be great with MU, he will be great with the right team, with the right movement in front of him, he can be one of the best," said Wright as reported by Sky Sport.
As a midfielder, Oezil's best ability is seen when giving assists. At Real Madrid, he was touted as the king of assists for being able to contribute 81 assists from 159 matches. At Arsenal, with more matches (179), he gave 62 assists.
For Arsenal, letting go of Oezil is also not an easy job as they must find the right replacement. In addition, MU is also not the only team interested in Oezil. The former Schalke 04 player is also being eyed by Juventus.