Former Tottenham Striker Claims Mesut Ozil Should Ditch Arsenal and Join Tottenham Instead

Mesut Ozil should ditch Arsenal and join their north London rivals Tottenham this summer, according to Garth Crooks.

The German is entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, and the former Tottenham striker – now BBC pundit – offered an alternative move for the midfielder, as reported by the ?Daily Star.


He said: “Now at this moment I may have Arsenal fans foaming at the mouth at the very thought of Ozil defecting to White Hart Lane but frankly it is a better fit.”

Crooks also proceeded to mention Sol Campbell, the defender who famously made the switch from Tottenham to Arsenal in 2001.

He added: “When Sol Campbell decided to move to Arsenal from Spurs it was because the player was desperate to win trophies.


“A perfectly acceptable position for a professional footballer to take and a fact that Spurs fans have never been able to come to terms with.

“However, Ozil’s style of football is perfect for Spurs and he has already won things with Arsenal.”

Ozil has got himself eight goals and seven assists in 31 Premier League appearances this season, however has received a significant amount of criticism from Arsenal fans during that time, with Crooks claiming: “A lot has been said about Mesut Ozil. Love him or hate him – and I love him – there is no denying he is a wonderful footballer.

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“A player with his talent would be more appreciated at a club like Tottenham.”

This season will be the first time in the modern Premier League era that Tottenham have finished higher in the league than Arsenal, after Tottenham guaranteed themselves second place following their 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

On the flip side, Arsenal currently sit in fifth place and are fighting for a Champions League qualification place with Manchester City – with the Gunners currently trailing the Manchester club by three points with two games remaining.

Many reports have suggested Ozil may opt not to sign a new contract with Arsenal, especially if they weren’t to qualify for next season’s Champions League. On top of this, rivals Tottenham have already secured their place in the competition next year, and with the clubs seemingly heading in opposite directions, will Ozil be tempted for the potential move?


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