Fenerbahce offer Ozil escape route
Mesut Ozil’s future at Arsenal remains a mystery as he has not yet signed an extension to his current deal which expires in 2018 and if the German international does not put pen to paper on a new contract, the Gunners will surely be forced into selling their star next summer.
A number of clubs are closely monitoring the situation surrounding Ozil at the moment and the Irish Independent have carried a report claiming that Turkish side Fenerbahce are ready to offer a lucrative deal to the 28-year-old.
The offer could potentially tempt Ozil as he travelled to Istanbul last month and was pictured out with former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse. Since, reports have suggested that the pair plan to marry and that the Arsenal star of Turkish heritage is ready to spend £5m on a mansion in Istanbul.
Lehmann slams Arsenal fans
Disgruntled Arsenal fans have really ramped up their protest against manager Arsene Wenger recently and in order to pressurize the Frenchman to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current campaign, supporters even collected funds to fly a plane over the Hawthorns last Saturday urging their legendary boss to leave.
While the plane stunt has understandably received a lot of media coverage, former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is not impressed with the actions of the fans and has branded them as ‘disrespectful’ for going to such lengths against their own manager.
Lehmann told the Sun, “That is so disrespectful. The players should have tried to hit that plane with the ball, to defend their manager.
“A single guy comes and holds a banner up, that's his opinion, fine. But hiring a plane? Come on, it's too much. Even now the guys who are against Arsene they should recognise it has gone too far.
“The people that hold up their banners saying "Wenger Out" don't hold up banners saying they want x, y, z to come in because this guy will guarantee success. None of them has a solution, someone who would guarantee them Champions League football and maybe win something.”
Tuchel dismisses Arsenal links
There has been varying reports regarding the future of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal beyond the end of the season and claims have been made by some media outlets in recent times that the Gunners have already lined up a replacement for the 67-year-old by approaching Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel.
To dismiss such claims though, Tuchel has categorically stated that he has had no contact whatsoever with Arsenal and added that even if an approach from the Gunners is were to be forthcoming, he would not be interested.
Tuchel was quoted saying by Goal, "I can't give you any information about the topic because it doesn't involve me. I'm happy with my job in Dortmund and have a contract, so it is of no interest to me."