ARSENAL outcast Mesut Ozil confirmed his transfer to Fenerbahce and vowed to ‘wear the shirt with pride’.
The German playmaker, 32, was given permission to head to Istanbul to complete his free transfer to the Super Lig side on Sunday.
Mesut Ozil has confirmed he is flying to Istanbul to complete his free transfer to FenerbahceCredit: PA:Press Association
Earlier in the weekend, Arsenal had agreed to terminate the £350k-a-week star’s contract.
The ex-Real Madrid will head to Istanbul on Sunday evening to complete the formalities of his move to Fenerbahce.
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Ozil confirmed: “I am coming tonight with my family to Istanbul…
“Thank God who gave me the opportunity to represent this club.
“I will wear the shirt with pride.”
Ozil had been frozen out by Mikel Arteta after being axed from the Premier League and Europa League squads in October.
The ex-Germany international joined the Gunners from Real Madrid in 2013, scoring 33 goals and adding 54 assists in 184 Premier League games.
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But Ozil hasn’t played for the club since the 1-0 win over West Ham in March having been frozen out by Arteta.
In a Twitter Q&A earlier this week, Ozil admitted his love for Fenerbahce and even compared them to Real Madrid.
He said: “I grew up as a Fenerbahce fan as a kid in Germany – every German-Turkish person supports a Turkish team when they grow up in Germany.
“And mine was Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country.”
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