Mesut Ozil looks likely to join Manchester United and it frightens me, admits Ian Wright

by Harry Robinson

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has admitted Mesut Ozil joining Manchester United looks likely and would be a frightening prospect.

The Gunners attacking midfielder has less than eight months left on his contract at the Emirates, and will be able to sign a deal with Man United, or any other club, in January.

However, there had been some suggestions the German could leave the club in the January transfer window for a small fee. Arsene Wenger has insisted neither Ozil nor Alexis Sanchez will be leaving his side in January, though.

“Mesut Ozil on a free to Manchester United on a free looks a shoo-in,” Wright said on the BBC.

“I’m sure Jose [Mourinho] would love to do that.”

“That would frighten me to death,” admitted Wright. “He is a great talent and having great players around him would lift him up as well.

“I’m sure him and his agent would not push it this far if they were going to sign [for Arsenal].”

Ozil doesn’t look like he’ll be staying at Arsenal beyond the end of this season. It’s not wrong to assume he would have signed a contract extension by now if that’s what he was looking to do at any point.

With Henrikh Mkhitaryan massively out of form and inconsistent ever since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, United could benefit hugely from a player of Ozil’s quality.

He has his critics, there’s no doubt about that, but simultaneously he is a player that Mourinho trusts – the pair worked together well at Real Madrid before Ozil’s exit to Arsenal – and a player with the potential to be United’s main man behind Romelu Lukaku.

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