Mesut Ozil
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  • Three reasons why Chelsea should sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.
  • Ozil is not thought to have a future at Arsenal under Unai Emery.
  • Would he be a good signing, Blues? Let us know @TalkChelsea.

Mesut Ozil is one hell of a talent, yet his future at Arsenal looks bleak.

The German was left out of the Gunners’ squad to face Tottenham, which was as clear as indication as we’re likely to get of how far his stock has fallen at the Emirates.

The Daily Mail report that manager Unai Emery is not convinced that the player has a future at Arsenal. If that’s the case, Chelsea should be knocking on the door.

Here’s three reasons why.


Mateo Kovacic
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Chelsea have a star-studded midfield, with the acquisition of Mateo Kovacic on-loan from Real Madrid contributing to that. The Croat is talented, no doubt, but he doesn’t score, nor does he assist often.

Kovacic has made 15 Premier League appearances, scoring zero and providing just one assist. Should we sign him permanently, or should we invest that money into a player like Ozil?

Ozil is the assist king of the Premier League. When at his best, he can hit extraordinary numbers, like the 19 league assists he notched in 2015/16. He could be the man to get Alvaro Morata scoring regularly.

Built for Sarriball

Maurizio Sarri
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Ozil thrived under the stewardship Arsene Wenger, with the Frenchman instilling a possession based system. He would fit Sarriball like a glove.

He is renown for his pinpoint distribution and ability to break through the defensive line with ingenuitive passing. His forward thinking, accompanied with his selflessness, would prevent there being any adaptation struggles to life in SW6.

Sarri has inherited a squad filled with players who were signed under different managers with completely differing philosophies. In Ozil he would have a player ready-made for his style of football, and it could be what we need to reach the next level.

Desperate for trophies

Arsene Wenger

Ozil may have won the FA Cup three times in four years under Wenger, but that’s unlikely to have satisfied his hunger for silverware.

We’re talking about a player who won the La Liga title ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, arguably the best club side in history, and also the World Cup with Germany.

The FA Cup and Community Shield are not what Ozil moved to England for. We have no doubt he will be craving a Premier League title, and we firmly believe Chelsea can give him one if he makes the move to Stamford Bridge in January or the summer.

Would you like to see Ozil sign for Chelsea, Blues? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter @TalkChelsea.

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