‘He’s always trying to annoy me by singing Fenerbahce chants’: Mesut Ozil should sign for Turkish club, says Besiktas’ on-loan Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny

  • Mohamed Elneny is on a season-long loan at Besiktas from Arsenal
  • He says his Gunners team-mate Mesut Ozil always talks about moving to Turkey
  • Ozil is known to be a big fan of Fenerbahce and Elneny sees him moving there
  • The German’s future remains uncertain despite finding more playing time 

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny says his team-mate Mesut Ozil wants to move to Fenerbahce.

Elneny is currently on loan at Besiktas and the 27-year-old said he often speaks with Ozil, who appears interested in a move to Turkey.

The playmaker was linked with a move to Fenerbahce when Unai Emery was in charge but he is now playing more regularly under Mikel Arteta.

Mohamed Elneny says his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil wants to join him in Turkey

Mohamed Elneny says his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil wants to join him in Turkey

Mesut Ozil 2019/20 stats

Premier League appearances: 17

Goals: 1

Assists: 1 

Elneny told Bein Sports Turkey, via SportWitness: ‘Mesut really loves Fenerbahce. He’s always speaking about the club and the fans. 

‘If you ask me, I think he could come to Fenerbahce. He’s always trying to annoy me by singing Fenerbahce chants.’

A move to Turkey has been mooted in the past for Ozil. 

In 2015, his agent said of a possible move to Fenerbahce: ‘If he were to leave then Fenerbahce would be an option. At the end of the day it is a huge club and I think Ozil would say yes to an offer if it come down to it.’ 

The Egyptian midfielder has spent this season on loan at Besiktas but still talks to Ozil

The Egyptian midfielder has spent this season on loan at Besiktas but still talks to Ozil

Elneny said Ozil is a big fan of Fenerbahce and always teases him by singing their chants

Elneny said Ozil is a big fan of Fenerbahce and always teases him by singing their chants

Not only is Ozil a supporter of the club, but he has strong connections with the city, not least through his wife Amine Gulse, a former Miss Turkey, whom he married in Istanbul.

This season, the German appeared to be on his way out of the Emirates after falling out of favour with Emery.

But Arteta’s arrival has coincided with his return to the team, although that might not guarantee his long-term future at Arsenal.

It was previously reported that Ozil is one of the big names that could be offloaded in the summer as Arteta plans a revamp ahead of his first full season in charge.

Ozil has remained coy on his future at the Emirates Stadium where his contract runs until 2021

Ozil has remained coy on his future at the Emirates Stadium where his contract runs until 2021

Ozil has remained coy on his future at the Emirates, suggesting that while he is happy with life at the Gunners he is uncertain where he will be playing beyond 2021.

‘After this season I have one more year, so after that I will know because I can’t see the future,’ he said.

‘The thing I can do is give everything for the team, for myself, to be successful and let’s see what happens.’

Elneny signed for Arsenal in 2016 but was sent to Besiktas at the start of the season on loan with an option to buy. 




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