Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Arsenal Considering Mesut Ozil as Cesc Fabregas Replacement

Arsenal is now reportedly planning a £20 million move for German midfielder Mesut Ozil who has been highly impressive in the ongoing World Cup in South Africa. His performance so far in the World Cup has attracted many clubs including Manchester Untied, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Now, it seems that Arsenal manager Wenger perhaps sees him as a like for like replacement for captain Cesc Fabregas who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this summer.

The North London club may lose a player like Fabregas, but his departure would earn them an amount around £40 to £50 million. So, bringing a player of Ozil’s quality should not be a problem for Wenger who would have enough money to bankroll a deal of this stature.

Moreover, the Werder Bremen youngster has recently revealed that he would like a move to Premier League or La Liga. He also mentioned the name of Manchester United and Chelsea as his desired destination.

Mesut Ozil said to the media, "The Premier League is a great league and teams like Chelsea and Manchester United are very strong.

While the World Cup is on, I won't think about my future — but La Liga and the Premier League have teams where you can win the best trophies.

I just need time to think. This is about the next three or four years, my future."

Well, Ozil may not have thought that Arsenal would make a move for him considering the low spending nature of the North London club. It is true that Arsenal did not make any big move over the last four or five seasons, except the signing of Andrey Arshavin.

With Arsenal’s financial crisis is gradually getting over, the Gunners could now really move for Ozil, if Fabregas leaves for Barcelona. Given his creativity and agility on the field, he could be a high quality replacement for Fabregas.

However, Arsenal faces competition from fellow Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United. So, Werder Bremen could receive better offer from the Red Devils and the Blues. In that case, it would be interesting to see how far Wenger would go in his pursuit of signing Mesut Ozil.

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