There may be a knock-on effect from Wayne Rooney’s move to Derby County – one that surprisingly may please many of the Arsenal fanbase.
The Washington Post report that D.C. United has held preliminarily talks with two high-profile names as a potential replacement for the 33-year-old former Manchester United star.
One of those players is Mario Ballotelli whilst the other is Mesut Ozil, which has sparked mass reaction from a number of Gooners.
It is believed that Ozil’s representatives will meet with the club in Washington some time next week.
One supporter said it meant that the 30-year-old was effectively considering retirement but he would like to see him complete the duration of this upcoming Premier League season.
Others weren’t so kind hoping that the rumour was true with one fan claiming that this summer keeps on getting better whilst another was quick to praise Raul Sanllehi saying that he has done it again.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
So he's considering retirement. I'd be happy if he completes this season atleast.
— PB (@Rain_Check_101) August 6, 2019
Guess that’s it coutinho story coming true ozil is going to have a good life in America and he loves the attention there and they can pay him 400k a week to be a super model player
— Oritsefemmykoolkat (@phemmy85philps) August 6, 2019
Oh I hope this is True! ????
— Ali D Gooner (@ali_gooner) August 6, 2019
SIUUUUUUUU this summer just keeps on getting better
— hasan (@younghn3) August 6, 2019
Raul has done it again
— Orjiakor I-H (@ifez76) August 6, 2019
Why not this summer and They can have Mkhitaryan as well
That way we'd have been able to sign Countinho
— itembo7th ???????? ???? (@T_IsAaq) August 6, 2019
Without a potential replacement it will be a stupid decision to sell him
— N_dhrubo (@dhrubo13_n) August 6, 2019
This move would suit all of us….
— Curtis Shaw (@curtisshaw9) August 6, 2019