Mesut Ozil Instagram post has Arsenal fans looking for hidden meaning
An Instagram story posted by Mesut Ozil has got Arsenal supporters talking, with some speculating over a hidden meaning placed by the German playmaker.
Ozil has struggled to force his way into the first team under Mikel Arteta, with Lucas Torreira and Shkodran Mustafi also out of the Spaniard’s plans for the future.
The post, which depicts weights on the floor of the gym at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground, tags all three players in the story with the words ‘everything taken apart’ in German.
Most likely, Ozil was merely referencing how the players have left their dumbbells off the stands, leaving a mess behind after a gym session, but some fans have taken the post as a comment on his future, and the future of two teammates, at the club.
Arsenal plans for young midfielders as club plots transfers
Mikel Arteta wants at least one more midfielder added to his Arsenal squad before the summer window closes next week and whether or not that happens could have a knock-on effect on some of the club’s young midfield prospects.
Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey have been strongly linked with a move to North London. The signing of one of both of these players could affect Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson.
The two youngsters are highly rated at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal and Nelson’s representatives working on finding a loan deal that would allow the winger to play first team football this season.
Smith Rowe, however, is unlikely to be loaned out this season, with Arteta of the belief the midfielder should work under him to accelerate his development.
Manchester United dismiss speculation surrounding Arsenal man
Manchester United have dismissed suggestions they are lining up a move for Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles before the summer transfer window closes on Monday.
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Reports surfaced in Germany on Wednesday morning claiming the Old Trafford club were close to sealing a deal for Maitland-Niles who was on the brink of signing for Wolves earlier in the summer.
However, sources have told MEN Sport there is nothing in the reports and that Porto’s Alex Telles remains United’s top target to add strength in depth to the left back position of their squad.
Maitland-Niles had been expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, but the 23-year-old has impressed Mikel Arteta over the early part of the season, earning himself a place in the Arsenal team.