La Galaxy lining up move for out-of-favour Arsenal playmaker
MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy are said to be keen on bringing Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil across the Atlantic for the next campaign of the MLS.
Ozil’s Arsenal deal runs out at the end of the campaign, but he could well quit the club in January.
He has been omitted from their rosters for both the Premier League and the Europa League, so Ozil might well have played his last Arsenal match already.
Fichajes, via SportsMole are now claiming that Los Angeles Galaxy are in the hunt to land Ozil, and add his name to the superstars that have already played at the club.
The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole and David Beckham have all played for the Galaxy during their time in the Majo League Soccer, and Ozil could be a terrific addition to their squad.
Los Angeles Galaxy had a torrid time in the 2020 MLS campaign, finishing 10th out of 12 teams in the Western Conference, thereby missing out on the playoffs.
Their marquee signing this year, Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, hasn’t managed to set the league alight, as the former Manchester United star was plagued by intermittent injuries throughout the campaign.
Last month, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta had said that Mesut was omitted purely for sporting reasons, but that there was an opportunity he could work his way back into the squad.
Arteta called for Mesut to train professionally, and be a positive influence around the senor team squad at Arsenal.
During his career at the Emirates, Ozil played 254 games, in which he netted 44 goals and assisted a further 77 for his teammates.