Well, it looks like Mesut Ozil is finally leaving Arsenal.
It was something of a fairytale when the Gunners broke their club record to sign the Germany international from Real Madrid back in 2013, for £42.5 million.
But it’s anything but a fairytale ending for Ozil or Arsenal.
According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, the 32-year-old and the club have reached an agreement in principle to terminate his contract, amid intense speculation of a move to Fenerbahce.
Adding more substance to the rumour, Ozil was seen outside the Emirates Stadium earlier this afternoon in what is perceived to have been a farewell trip.
In terms of talent and ability, the former Real magician, who hasn’t played for the club in 10 months, is one of the finest to ever pull on the Arsenal shirt.
And yet, there’s many supporters who won’t be shedding many tears when his move to Turkey is finally confirmed and that’s because his £350,000-a-week salary, combined with the fact he hasn’t been involved, has held the Emirates side back a little in the transfer market.
Despite spending seven years at Arsenal, Ozil won’t be leaving as a legend and Martin Keown, speaking to BBC Sport, has admitted that he finds it sad.
He said: “I find it really sad that a player of that ability has not been able to finish his career in the right way at Arsenal football club. You cannot drop when you have got that technical ability and the vision he has as a player. What’s happening that you drop so much.”