He dropped loads of hints about his subsequent vacation spot in a Twitter query and reply session, with Fenerbahce and DC United reported to be among the many groups main the chase for his signature.
The 32-year-old World Cup winner was requested if he would proceed his profession when he left Arsenal, whom he joined in 2013.
“I undoubtedly will,” he replied. “There are two international locations I wish to play soccer in earlier than I retire: Turkey and USA. If I went to Turkey, I might solely go to Fenerbahce.”
Ozil, the highest-paid participant in Arsenal’s historical past, mentioned he was a Fenerbahce fan when rising up in Germany.
“Each German-Turkish particular person helps a Turkish workforce after they develop up in Germany,” he mentioned. “And mine was Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The most important membership within the nation.”
Arteta made the choice to not choose Ozil when the Premier League resumed in June after being halted early within the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier than soccer was suspended, the previous Actual Madrid playmaker had been an everyday beneath the Spaniard however has did not characteristic since and was not included within the membership’s Premier League or Europa League squads for the primary half of the present marketing campaign.
“There have been many ups and downs to this point, however all in all I’ve by no means regretted my choice to affix Arsenal,” Ozil insisted.
“I’ve loved that point so much and I’ve thought we’re actually on a really constructive means,” he added. “However after the break issues sadly modified.”