Arsenal boss dismisses Ozil exit to Besiktas

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed rumours linking Mesut Özil with a summer exit.

Wenger was quoted by Sky Sports as saying: “He is completely committed to the club. He is focused on getting results.”

Beşiktaş made an enquiry for Özil according to former Beşiktaş board member Erol Kaynar.

Kaynar claimed that Beşiktaş transfer committee chief Erdan Torunogullari met with Özil’s representatives in London.

Speaking to Radyospor Kaynar said: “Erdal [Torunogullari] met with Mesut Ozil’s representatives last week and made an enquiry.”


The World Cup winner is of Turkish origin and has revealed that he would like to play in the Super Lig in the future.

Özil would however, be expected to join Fenerbahçe should he move to Turkey as he has revealed in the past that he grew up supporting the Yellow Canaries.

“In the future I want to wear a Fenerbahçe shirt it would be an honour,” Özil was quoted as saying in the Sabah newspaper.

“Everyone knows I am a Fenerbahçe fan.”

The 26-year-old’s family originate from the Zonguldak region in the Black Sea region Turkey. The Arsenal star even has a street named after him in the town of Devrek near to his parents village of Hışıroğlu.

Özil has started both Premier League games for Arsenal this season and is expected to be in the starting XI against Liverpool at the Emirates on Monday 24 August.

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