Mesut Ozil to ask to leave Arsenal with Spanish giants queuing up to have assist king

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Mesut Ozil could rock Arsenal by asking to leave this summer, The Mirror cites Don Balon as reporting.

The Spanish publication claims that Ozil is getting fed up with Arsenal continuing to come up short in the Premier League and Champions League, and is considering his future at the Emirates Stadium.

According to The Mirror, Real Madrid have the first option to buy back their former playmaker, who left for the Gunners in 2013, but Barcelona are also thought to be keeping tabs on the German.

Despite Ozil’s contribution of 18 assists, Arsenal are 11 points behind leaders Leicester City at the top of the table, and failed to make it to the Champions League quarter-finals for a fifth straight season.

The 27-year-old has helped the Londoners to back-to-back FA Cup triumphs, but the World Cup winner is used to greater success and it is conceivable that he is becoming frustrated by Arsenal’s failures.

Ozil, who cost Arsenal a club-record £42.4m, according to BBC Sport, has scored 19 goals and contributed 42 assists in 110 games for the Gunners, and has been their standout player this term.

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