Like Bam Margera’s dad in Jackass Arsenal look set to walk slap bang into another sadistic pranking at the hands at their arch-tormentor, with Barcelona understood to be interested in a move for Mesut Ozil.
The dust has yet to settle on the former Real Madrid man’s first season in the Premier League, yet reports of his disgruntlement in north London began to surface as early as February.
Now Barcelona TV have suggested that the Blaugrana could be interested in bringing the German back to La Liga, with £30m understood to be the amount on the table.
Talksport’s Spanish football expert Paul Breen-Turner added further weight to the rumours, telling their breakfast program: ‘He was close to joining them in 2011. Ozil is a very serious target for Barcelona and they will make a move’.
Ozil’s return to the Arsenal first team after seven games out injured coincided with a 3-0 victory at Hull and despite the well-documented tail-off in his form, his four goals and eight assists mean only Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey have contributed to more league goals to the cause this term.
In the weeks after his signing, everything the slender forward touched turned to assists, but he’s managed just two in his last ten games and failed to create a scoring chance in 61 minutes against the Tigers.
Luckily for Ozil and the Arsenal side that may have to cope without him if Barcelona have their way, one Santiago Cazorla has stepped into the creative breach in his absence setting up goals in his last two matches.
The Spaniard is 27/10 to net when Newcastle come to town on a miserable run of five straight defeats, a historic low the Magpies had never before equalled in the Premier League.
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