Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil is currently heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona ahead of the coming winter transfer window in January.

The Catalan giants, according to Sports Mole, was to bring in the ex-German international to the Camp Nou on a loan deal during the winter transfer window with the option to make it permanent next summer as the brief-loan deal ends.

The reports further claim that the Spanish giants want to land the Arsenal playmaker to replace France International Ousmane Dembele, who has lost his favour from head coach Ernesto Valverde.

The World Cup winner has been in and out of the Catalan’s squad, since his arrival at the club from Borussia Dortmund, due to his lack of discipline and the Barcelona manager has had enough of it.

The Spanish giants are now willing to sell him to make funds for the signing of Mesut Ozil as a replacement for him in the Camp Nou.

And just like Dembele, Ozil has also been in and out of the Arsenal’s team since the beginning of the season having run out of favour in the eyes of head coach Unai Emery, who is formerly reported to be a big admirer of Dembele.

Ozil was only able to register 24 appearances for the Gunners last season but looks like his games will keep on reducing, as he has only started just one Premier League games this season so far.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.