MESUT OZIL has fuelled hypothesis he may make a sensational transfer again to former membership Actual Madrid by revealing his is “in touch” with Zinedine Zidane.
The German midfielder is out of contract on the finish of the season, and whereas the Gunners are assured he’ll agree a brand new deal, the clock is ticking.
And in an interview with FootballMgzn, the 29-year-old was gushing about his respect for the French footballing legend.
He mentioned: “The way in which he [Zidane] interpreted and directed his recreation has fascinated me and nonetheless fascinates me.
“His approach and his creativity had been excellent. As a youth participant I wished to be like him.
“Once I obtained to Actual Madrid and met him, my fingers had been sweating and I used to be nervous.
“However Zidane was very variety and optimistic. We nonetheless have contact once in a while.”
It was Carlo Ancelotti whom bought Ozil to the Gunners again in 2013 in a switch that shocked the Premier League.
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And whereas he continues to separate opinion, Ozil has turn into an help king in his time at The Emirates.
In his final recreation within the 5-Zero thrashing of Huddersfield, Ozil was one of many star males, and drew reward from his present boss Arsene Wenger.
The French gaffer mentioned: “Everyone is aware of that Mesut is a superb soccer participant however within the final two video games in opposition to Spurs and once more tonight he has added one thing that folks wish to see and proven that he can combat and win the ball again.
“As soon as the supporters see you doing that then they robotically get behind you.
“How have I satisfied him to do this? My job is to encourage folks to combat.
“He has all the time lined the distances however possibly now he’s at an age the place he understands what’s extra and what’s much less vital.
“I don’t know if the criticism has harm him previously and the judgements are typically harsh on this job.
“However total the bulk right here have all the time liked him as a result of he’s all the time accessible and he all the time desires the ball.
“He by no means hides behind different gamers however in fact there are 9 different gamers within the staff and if you’re dominated it’s not all down to at least one participant.”
However with no new deal signed, the German playmaker could be heading to pastures new for the 2018/19 season.