German press react to Mesut Ozil to Bayern Munich transfer claims

Sport-BILD have dismissed the suggestion that Arsenal trequartista could leave North London just one year into his Gunners contract.

The situation Mesut Ozil currently finds himself in at Arsenal, with the creative midfielder "occasionally maligned" due to seemingly underwhelming performances, has piqued the interest of Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich, who could move for the World Cup winner in a €40 million transfer when the market reopens for business in January.

That is, according to a report in The Guardian published yesterday, Monday, which did not take long to be processed by the German media who have responded today, Tuesday.

Sport-BILD deem The Guardian as a "reliable" newspaper but warn that the rumour "seems odd".

Their riposte stated: "What is [the] truth [in this article]? Probably nothing. Ozil… has a contract until 2018. Just last season the German moved for €50 million to London from Real Madrid. The market value of the 25-year-old is €45 million."

Ozil, in just three Premier League performances to date, has already returned a 87% passing accuracy, a 66 passes per match average, has created seven goal-scoring opportunities, completed six dribbles and attracted a brace of fouls.

The playmaker will be one of a number of Arsenal stars looking to slay German opposition later this evening as Arsene Wenger's side take on Borussia Dortmund in the first group game of their Champions League campaign.

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