Arsenal’s transfer of Mesut Ozil saw the club blitz their transfer record with their move for the German in 2013.
But six years and three FA Cups later, it seems fans aren’t of the opinion that the switch has represented value for money.
And that may be a kick in the teeth for former Arsenal transfer negotiator Dick Law, who has revealed the ins-and-outs of the deal that landed the World Cup winner at the Emirates Stadium in an interview with Goal.
It tells of how Arsenal ‘fooled’ Spurs into selling Gareth Bale and Real Madrid subsequently allowing Ozil to become a Gunner, however, Arsenal supporters felt they may have been sold a dud – with the German coming in for criticism on Twitter despite signing a new contract worth £350,000 a week in the past 18 months.
Yeah I bet they’re well upset we got him pic.twitter.com/MDlL1SeJgM
— Jackthegooner (@Jack10Gooner) July 4, 2019
Fact is we got fooled by Ozil. He doesn’t deserve 350k a week. Never in the world does he deserve that much. Max should have been 200k. And it is stupid we gave 350k considering practically no one was interested in signing him.
— The Bottom Corner (@TheBottomCorner) July 4, 2019
Charles please do a story on how can we offload this fraud ozil
— aditya singh (@Rambosingh_) July 4, 2019
He means the “incredibly stupid deal”
— Richard (@joyofEmery) July 4, 2019
I’m not sure I’d quite see it as Arsenal getting one over on Spurs…..time has definitely proven the opposite to be the case
— Obez (@obez2012) July 4, 2019
But did we actually get one over on them? He’s been one of our most disappointing signings ever when you look at the overall picture.
— Ross Newell (@rosco7777) July 4, 2019
Although billed as Arsenal “getting one over” on Spurs, its actually a tale of how Aresnals biggest ever signing was the biggest ever waste of money. And the price appears to have been inflated by Spurs Chairmans dealing with RM. Enjoyable to hear the behind the scenes stuff tho
— Nicholas Geoffrey (@Mr_Goomba) July 4, 2019
This would make much nicer reading if Ozil was any good
— OZIL OUT (@Block26Gooner_) July 4, 2019
One of the most senseless purchases ever, mesut Özil
— Ronaldinhos cousin (@norrisnti) July 4, 2019