With Mesut Ozil destined to leave Arsenal either in January or as a free agent next summer, his hug and a little chat with Anthony Martial post the Premier League tie against Manchester United has got several fans on social media excited.
The versatile playmaker has been in good form in recent outings, and could be a positive addition for any club with the experience he has had in La Liga and the Premier League.
Arsenal lost their home fixture against United 3-1 at the Emirates despite dominating for large periods.
After the game, during the routine handshakes, Martial and Ozil were seen hugging and chatting with smiles all over, and certain fans have taken it to speculating the former Real Madrid player with a move to United.
Fans expressed their views seeing the sight on social media site Twitter.
Ozil makes a beeline to embrace United bench, had also shared an embrace with Martial before I started recording pic.twitter.com/R5Ur6ZQiSh
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) December 2, 2017
AgentP says inshallah you will be ours soon. pic.twitter.com/fameOR1a1m
— Vindelöf (@SemperFiUtd) December 2, 2017
Martial and Ozil don’t even know each other and are hugging uno? He’s coming
— Anti-Monitor (@NickiiDupre) December 2, 2017
Martial: good game g
Ozil: fucking hate this
Martial: hahahaha I'll see you in January
Ozil: don't tell anyone pic.twitter.com/kWwk90XiSj
— Baz (@CynicalBaz) December 2, 2017
Although what can happen is an entity of the unknown, Ozil could be a vital addition if the Old Trafford club goes for him. Jose Mourinho shares a good relationship with the player since their time at Real, and he could be interested in the prospect of seeing the midfielder in Manchester.
However, early reports have stated that United aren’t willing to sign Ozil in January, but could go in for him in the summer, as he is available as a free agent.
Recently, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger too, claimed that both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez won’t be allowed to leave the club next month, and the Gunners are willing to risk their superstars leaving for free at the end of the season.
With Henrikh Mkhitaryan struggling to impress at United, Jose could be willing to give him another shot as the season progresses, and if he fails to show up his form, Ozil could be a suitable replacement.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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