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Wright believes Özil will flourish at Old Trafford

The Gunners legend might frustrate Arsenal fans with his latest assessment on the situation of the German midfielder.

Ian Wright insists that Mesut Özil would likely perform better at Manchester United as the speculations around the German international grow stronger and stronger. Özil will be out of contract at the end of the season and there are no reports regarding a new deal being discussed between the club and the player. It is widely believed that the German will follow the steps of Alexis Sanchez and leave the Emirates amid interest from the Red Devils, with United touted as a favourable destination.

Given that Özil has already worked with José Mourinho at Real Madrid a few years ago, Wright has admitted that the German will perform better in Manchester than he does in London.

“I think he’s that type of player who will drag a team by its bootlaces through a game, but if your team is playing well, he’s going to sprinkle stardust all over the place,” Wright told Sky Sports.

“With the players he’d be playing with at Man Utd as well, he is unbelievable. He is just awesome, and with the right team, and the right movement in front of him, he is easily one of the best I’ve seen. He’s amazing.

The Arsenal legend then conceded that it would be really sad for the club and the fans if they cannot keep neither Mesut nor Alexis: “Is this difficult to say? Yeah. And we can’t keep arguably two of the best players, arguably in the history of the club, ability-wise. It’s sad times.”