Arsenal want away Mesut Ozil’s impending transfer to Fenerbahce is getting ever closer with the creative midfielder already appearing to have confirmed his rather unusual shirt number.
The German International has not played for the Gunners since March last year and initially looked set to see out his contract, which expires in the summer, but has now decided to leave the Emirates this month.
Arsenal have agreed to let him leave for free and, according to reports, will even make a contribution to his salary until the end of the season.
Ozil has already been taunting his move to Fenerbahce, posting an ‘egg timer emoji’ while replying to a post from the Turkish giants as well as uploading a string of photos from previous trips to Istanbul.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 17, 2021
The 32-year-old has dropped another big hint by appearing to reveal his rather unorthodox shirt number choice.
Despite wearing the number 10 for much of his career – and even creating a brand, M10, which incorporates it – Ozil has opted to go down a more sentimental route this time.
With the number 10 already taken by Aston Villa loanee Mbwana Samatta, Ozil has opted for the number 67 and posted his choice alongside a heart emoji on Twitter.
This Ozil may look like a random choice, it actually has special significant for Ozil and is a reference to his roots in Turkey, with his grandparents having come from the town of Zonguldak which has a postcode beginning with 67.