Ian Wright: Key Arsenal star could leave me heartbroken

The Arsenal legend is worried Mesut Ozil could seal a move to Manchester United in the January transfer window

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil Photo: Mesut Ozil / Instagram

Ian Wright has admitted that Mesut Ozil would break the Arsenal legend’s heart if the World Cup winner moved to Manchester United.

The Gunners playmaker has entered the final 12 months of his current Arsenal contract to fuel speculation surrounding his future at the north London club.

Ozil will be available for a free transfer next summer unless Arsenal can agree a contract extension with the 29-year-old or the Gunners opt to cash in in the January transfer window.

The Arsenal star has been linked with a controversial move to Manchester United where his former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho currently in charge at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old has scored two goals and has made five assists in his last five Premier League games to help Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton and Huddersfield.

Ozil produced a man of the match performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium at the start of November.

Asked about the prospect of Ozil potentially moving to Manchester in January or next summer, Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live: “It would break my heart.”

Ozil has won three FA Cup crowns in the past four seasons since his 42.5m move to Arsenal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2013.

The German star has been unable to propel Wenger’s side to title glory in the past four seasons at The Emriates.

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