Ex-midfielder tells Mesut Ozil to quit Arsenal to win trophies

Michael Ballack urges Mesut Ozil to quit Arsenal and join Bayern Munich to increase his chances of winning trophies

Michael Ballack has urged Mesut Ozil to quit Arsenal and join Bayern Munich if he wants to win major trophies.

The German playmaker has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top playmakers since his arrival at Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

Ozil’s future at Arsenal remains a subject of speculation, with the World Cup winner’s current contract at The Emirates set to expire in the summer of 2018.

And former Chelsea midfielder Ballack feels that Ozil would have significantly more chances of winning major trophies if he were to swap Arsenal for Bayern in the coming years.

Ballack told German newspaper Bild: “Mesut Ozil is an outstanding footballer.

“Many clubs like him. But he knows that he enjoys a very high place at Arsenal. He lives in London, one of the most beautiful cities ever.

“To this end, Arsenal is a club that has an incredible impact on the world. If you are a top player in England, the cult around you is bigger than in Germany. You are treated more respectfully, especially. These are all reasons for an extension [with Arsenal].

“But if he could win something big, the chance at Bayern is, in my opinion, bigger.”

Arsenal are currently gearing up for their home clash against Hull City on Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after disappointing back to back defeats by Watford and Chelsea.

The Gunners are fourth in the table and 12 points behind the leaders.

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