The two Arsenal players have been competing for the soon to be vacant Arsenal jersey number 10. The shirt belongs to the most coveted player of Arsenal since summer. Mesut Ozil is on the verge of leaving the club at the end of this month. Now that the shirt is available for grabs.
Ozil’s teammates have expressed their excitement to compete for it much before the impeding departure came into light. Both Pierre Emerick Aubameyamg and Alexandre Lacazette have appeared as potential candidates. These particular reports appeared when the two of them shares their interest in grabbing the shirt on social media.
Mesut Ozil, 32, has confirmed a move to the Turkish side Fenerbahce as he was spotted in Istanbul in order to complete a move. Ozil and Arsenal were both involved over the weekend to discuss the termination of his contract with the club. Ozil has finally said a permanent goodbye to Arsenal and Premier League. He stated about his excitement to be a part of the club as he has been a big fan of the club.
Aubameyang and Lacazatte both eyeing for the No.10 Jersey?
Coming back to the discussion of who is going to get his hand on Ozil’s legacy. In the past Arsenal’s captain, Aubameyang has expressed his desire to wear the number. But he was aware of the competition from his striking partner Alexandre Lacazatte.
On the other hand, Lacazatte has also taken the topic to his Instagram on Sunday. Where he confirmed that he’s also eyeing Ozil’s shirt and suggested that the world cup winner is also keen to grab the chance. The French striker takes a jibe on the two of them competing for a Jersey number.
Lacazatte posted a picture of himself and Aubameyang alongside a meme that shows two Spiderman characters facing each other with the caption: “When you both want the number 10”. But Aubameyang acted as one wise and senior teammate by accepting a defeat in the race of No.10.
The Gabon international said Lacazatte is free to take it. He replied they said they put it away alongside the two laughing emojis and wrote all yours, my bro.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta revealed after Arsenal managed a clean sheet 3-0 win over Newcastle United at home on Monday. Arteta confirmed Ozil’s switch to the Turkish side in the best future. While also staying that midfielder dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s in his contract.
Arteta revealed that Ozil is in turkey at a moment. He is there to undergo a medical test and complete some paperwork. Once the deal gets final, the club will make an announcement. It has been white sometimes that Arteta opened up on Ozil’s situation. He previously stated that he will only analyze the German situation at the end of January.
Mesut Ozil and Arsenal both have become the most talked topic of the town after the former German international was left out of the squad by Mikel Arteta. Ozil has fallen in the pecking order and it became clear when he was excluded from both Premier League and Europa League squad.
The midfielder couldn’t feature for a single minute for Arsenal. Hence decided to call upon his eight years stay with Arsenal. Ozil grew frustrated at the Emirates and wanted a move so that he can enjoy playing as he edges closer towards the end of his career. The midfielder posted pictures of himself along with the wife arriving in Turkey over the weekend.
Fenerbahce has offered a three-year deal to the former German international. The Turkish outfit also publicizes the move by tweeting pictures of him with a caption that reads Fenerbahce us bringing Mesut Ozil to Istanbul to complete the transfer process.