Mesut Ozil has implored the fans to forget our disastrous transfer window and get behind the team as we look to repair the damage of our terrible start to the Premier League season.
With just 3 (lucky) points from 9, defeats away at Stoke and Liverpool, we find ourselves languishing in the bottom half of the table in the midst of an international break.
The transfer window started off so well, with the incoming Kolasinac and Lacazette, but tumbled into chaos in the final week.
Alexis Sanchez apparently wanted to get away from the club, and join Man City, and we tried to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco with a very late €100m bid.
Rumours ranged from ‘the player didn’t want to join us’, to ‘there wasn’t time to complete the deal’, and either way, everything fell through at the 11th hour.
Arsene Wenger today confirmed on EIR Sport via Telefoot that we did bid €100m, and also said that “Yes, we bid €100m for Lemar but the player wanted to stay in Monaco, yes, we’ll come back in for him…” Not sure why he thinks a player worth that amount would want to join us at the moment, especially with no Champions League football, but anyway…
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain left (hooray!) after being offered an outrageous £180k a week to earn £120k at Liverpool, no complaints about that, good to get him off our books.
Shkodran Mustafi was also close to leaving Arsenal after being told he could go, only to stay at the club when no agreement was reached according to Calciomercato.com, meaning yet another unhappy player at Arsenal questioning his worth at The Emirates under Arsene Wenger.
You also have Jack Wilshere who seems less than happy to be at Arsenal and Lucas Perez who couldn’t wait to leave and forced a move out of the club.
With all this disharmony in the ranks, it comes as little surprise that the fans are disgruntled, however as we look to rebuild some positivity around the club, Mesut Ozil is the first to stand up and be counted and the German hit back with a lengthy rant on his Facebook page here.
“I look forward to my fifth season with Arsenal. This is because Arsenal is a great club with great people and great traditions. I am glad to be able to wear your shirt, Gooners. I’ve had so many great moments in the last four years and I really appreciate what this club means to the people of London, the UK and all over the world…”
If you read the full article, you’ll see he’s also fed up with ex-Pro’s slagging off the team and asks them to stop, and start supporting the team, something we are going to all need to do in coming weeks to avoid this season being a complete and utter shambles (and it’s only just September).
COME ON YOU REDS!