Would the Gunners till be topping the Premier League table without the mercurial German?
Arsenal’s £42m summer signing Mesut Ozil could have joined Barcelona instead of Real Madrid back in 2010, reports the Daily Star.
The Gunners landed the brilliant playmaker on summer transfer deadline day, making him the most expensive ever import into the Premier League.
Since his arrival, Ozil has shone, assisting three goals already, and implementing himself as the creative hub of the table topping Arsenal side.
In 2010 though, Barcelona had a £7m agreement with Werder Bremen to bring the talented playmaker to the Nou Camp, but Real Madrid offered nearly double the money to secure a deal for the Turkish born playmaker.
Ozil quickly established himself as a world-class player at Real Madrid, making more assists than any other player in Europe during his three year spell.
The 24-year-old is known for his elegant style, wonderful technical ability, and precision play. The entire Arsenal side has benefited from the regular intricate passes Ozil slides through to onrushing attackers, and the Gunners haven’t lost a match since his arrival.
Luckily for the rest of Europe, Ozil is now with Arsene Wenger’s side, and not teaming up with Lionel Messi and Neymar at Barcelona!