Pundit: Mesut Ozil is being unfair to the Arsenal fans
Ian Wright says Mesut Ozil should want to stay at Arsenal to repay the club's supporters
Mesut Ozil should want to stay at Arsenal to repay the club’s supporters’s faith, according to Ian Wright.
The Germany international is facing an uncertain future at the north London club amid continued negotiations with Arsenal over a new contract.
Ozil revealed last week that the £42.5m signing is reluctant to commit his future to the Gunners until Arsene Wenger’s future is resolved.
The Arsenal manager’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2016-17 season and is facing pressure from some Gunners fans to step down.
The Daily Mirror reported on Friday that Arsenal have offered Ozil a new contract in the region of £200,000 a week which would make him the highest paid player at the club.
Speaking to The Sun Goals podcast, ex-Arsenal striker Wright admitted that he was disappointed to hear that Ozil is basing his decision on whether to sign a new contract on Wenger’s future at the north London club.
“To say that is hard on the fans. He is someone who gets a lot of stick. The Arsenal fans are batting for him,” Wright said.
“People say he disappears in games but Arsenal fans support him. He should be saying that he came because he was enticed by Arsene Wenger and he has a lot of respect for him but he should say he loves the fans and the club. The way it has been put, it’s ‘if Wenger goes, Ozil goes’.”