Arsene Wenger Reveals What’s Happened To Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger spoke about the modern transfer market and player contracts last night but could what he said be applied to Mesut Ozil.

Wenger spoke after wining the Lifetime Achievement award at the Laureus World Sports Awards. He spoke openly of how players now run down their own contracts to enable themselves to get a cut of the fee.

Talking of signing players on long contracts Wenger said:

“Most of the time now we think when we sign a player for five years we have a good player for five years. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they practise, they play their best. Because they might be in their comfort zone.”

Ozil recently signed a contract extension which saw his wages rise to £350,000 a week upon till 2021.

Despite that he has only made two appearances this year for The Gunners as a sub and last started for Arsenal on boxing day.

Manager Unai Emery left Ozil out of his matchday squad to face BATE Borisov in Belarus which sparked backlash from fans.

Ozil has been reported to have been ill several times this season as well which has frustrated fans.

Wenger was the manager who brought Ozil to the club and oversaw his £350,000 a week contract extension.

At the Q&A Wenger was asked about his former player and what his thoughts were which he declined to give, but from what Le Professeur has said about long term contracts it seems pretty clear that he is hinting towards motivation being a problem for the German playmaker since receiving his record breaking deal.