Ian Wright, the former Arsenal player, spoke about Mesut Özil’s situation as he claimed that the German would be able to perform at a higher level if he will decide to move to Manchester United.
Özil’s contract is about to expire at the end of the season and he has been heavily linked with a possible move to Manchester United – and it could be a reunion with José Mourinho who used to coach him back in his Real Madrid days. However, Wright believes that it would be the best option for Özil to switch clubs…
The former Gunner spoke about his former side’s playmaker as he said, according to Sky Sports: “Yes. I do. I don’t 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 will sprinkle stardust.”
He also added that Özil has a huge potential to be an awesome player when playing with the right players: “With the players, he’d be playing with at United 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. 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.”
In the end, Ian Wright claimed that Riyad Mahrez would be a great replacement at Arsenal if Özil and Sanchez will leave: “Arsenal are in a position now where someone like Mahrez has to go there and really pull up trees to get them back to a position where they should be. What help would Mahrez have? They’re looking at two unbelievable players who might walk out of the club.”