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Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce have officially pulled out of the race for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to reports.
The former Germany international was heavily linked with a move to the Turkish powerhouse during the winter window but Fenerbahce couldn’t reach an agreement with the North London club for his signature.
José Mourinho was also said to be monitoring his situation at Emirates Stadium in January with the hope of signing him but the Glazers weren’t interested in the playmaker.
In a statement released by the Fenerbahce’s hierarchy via their official website, Ozil is a great player who will be a good representative of their club in Europe but they are financially handicapped to land him this summer.
According to the statement, the Fenerbahce would have loved to capture the £300k weekly earner before next month, but they are experiencing an unfavorable economic conditions, hence reaching a deal with the Gunners is impossible.
“Fenerbahce does not have a proposal for Mesut Ozil. Under the current economic conditions, such a step is not possible for both parties.”
This news will provoke mixed reactions among Arsenal fans as some fans want the German out of Emirates Stadium due to his recent uninspiring performances.
Other factions of the Gunners faithfuls believe the ex-Germany international should be given another opportunity to make things right next season.
They believe the former Real Madrid star still has what it takes to return to the blistering form he’s known for during his days at Santiago Bernabeu.
Having signed a three-and-a-half-year deal last year, the former Real Madrid man still has two years left to spend at Emirates but the fans aren’t happy with his output since he penned the new deal.