Ex-Chelsea star says Arsenal midfielder must leave to win trophies
Germany legend Michael Ballack claims if Mesut Ozil is to reach his full potential, he must leave Arsenal for Bayern Munich, per Sky Sports.
The 28-year-old playmaker’s future at the Emirates Stadium is in doubt with his contract running down. Ozil himself was recently quoted claiming his future at the club depends on whether Arsene Wenger remains.
Former Bayern Munich midfielder Ballack has encouraged Ozil, who played for Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen before moving to Real Madrid in 2010, to return to the Bundesliga.
“Mesut is an amazing player. He knows that he is one of the undisputed stars at Arsenal,” he said. “A lot of clubs would love to have him.
“He lives in London, one of the most beautiful cities ever. To this end, Arsenal is a club that has an incredible impact on the world.
“If you are a top player in England, the cult around you is bigger than in Germany. You are treated more respectfully, especially. These are all reasons for an extension.
“But if he wants to win a major title, he has a bigger chance to achieve that at Bayern.”