Ozil travels to Turkey to seal Fenerbahce transfer soon after declaring Arsenal goodbyes

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

Mesut Ozil is on his way to Turkey to entire his free of charge transfer to Fenerbahce.

The 32-calendar year-old stated his goodbyes to his Arsenal group-mates and workers at the club’s London Colney coaching foundation on Sunday, bringing to an stop his seven-and-a-50 percent-12 months keep in north London.

Arsenal have provided him permission to journey to Istanbul the place he will now undergo a healthcare before finalising his switch to Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting as a boy.

The necessary paperwork will then will need to be finished, with Arsenal and Ozil owning reached an agreement to see his £350,000-a-week agreement – which is because of to expire in the summer – cancelled early.

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

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

“I am quite fired up and pleased,” he explained. “I am a Fenerbahce admirer. As a Fenerbahce lover, god created it doable to put on that jersey. I will do my most effective.

“Tonight I will arrive to Istanbul with my family members. The flight time is not crystal clear. I am going to be there tonight.”

Fenerbahce also confirmed the transfer was in development, stating: “Negotiations have started on the transfer of expert football participant Mesut Ozil.”

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There will be massive relief at Arsenal that a saga that has operate because the start out of the season, when Ozil was remaining out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-male Leading League squad, has now occur to an conclude.

Ozil had usually insisted he would remain at Arsenal until finally the finish of his deal, but the possibility to shift to his beloved Fenerbahce has seen a extraordinary improve of stance.

Speaking earlier in the month, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut mentioned: “Everyone is aware of that Mesut is from Fenerbahce. Mesut is not just a football player. Mesut is Fenerbahce.

“He normally mentioned that if he came to Turkey, he would only enjoy for Fenerbahce. I think it is really critical that Mesut comes not only as a footballer but also as a lover of Fenerbahce.

“There is a process at the instant. We can’t say it really is in excess of right until we’ve signed it in the procedure. I hope it transpires.”

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

He made 184 Leading League appearances for the Gunners, scoring 33 ambitions and environment up a even further 54.

Arsenal gained four FA Cups during his time in north London and he was named the club’s player of the season in 2015-16 just after registering 19 helps.