Ozil travels to Turkey to seal Fenerbahce transfer just after indicating Arsenal goodbyes

The Gunners midfielder will join the Turkish giants on a free transfer soon after agreeing

The Gunners midfielder will join the Turkish giants on a free transfer soon after agreeing to cancel his agreement in north London

Mesut Ozil is on his way to Turkey to full his cost-free transfer to Fenerbahce.

The 32-yr-old said his goodbyes to his Arsenal workforce-mates and staff at the club’s London Colney schooling base on Sunday, bringing to an end his seven-and-a-50 percent-calendar year stay in north London.

Arsenal have supplied him permission to travel to Istanbul where by he will now endure a clinical right before finalising his switch to Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting as a boy.

The essential paperwork will then want to be finished, with Arsenal and Ozil obtaining attained an agreement to see his £350,000-a-week contract – which is thanks to expire in the summer season – cancelled early.

Sources at Arsenal say there will be no formal announcement about the World Cup winner’s exit right until all the regular processes have been accomplished.

But Ozil has spoken to Turkish channel NTV forward of his move.

“I am very energized and happy,” he explained. “I am a Fenerbahce supporter. As a Fenerbahce fan, god created it achievable to don that jersey. I will do my best.

“Tonight I will arrive to Istanbul with my loved ones. The flight time is not obvious. I’ll be there tonight.”

Fenerbahce also verified the go was in development, expressing: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of skilled football player Mesut Ozil.”

There will be big reduction at Arsenal that a saga that has operate given that the start off of the time, when Ozil was remaining out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-gentleman Leading League squad, has now arrive to an conclusion.

Ozil experienced generally insisted he would stay at Arsenal till the conclude of his deal, but the possibility to shift to his beloved Fenerbahce has noticed a remarkable adjust of stance.

Talking before in the thirty day period, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut reported: “Everyone is familiar with that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. Mesut is not just a soccer participant. Mesut is Fenerbahce.

“He constantly stated that if he came to Turkey, he would only engage in for Fenerbahce. I assume it is really vital that Mesut comes not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce.

“There is a course of action at the minute. We are not able to say it’s over right up until we have signed it in the system. I hope it takes place.”

Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for what was then a club-history rate of £42 million ($57m).

He produced 184 Leading League appearances for the Gunners, scoring 33 goals and placing up a further more 54.

Arsenal gained 4 FA Cups throughout his time in north London and he was named the club’s player of the time in 2015-16 soon after registering 19 helps.