Ozil out! Gunners legend urges Emery to sign £86 million superstar Bale for Arsenal as Mesut replacement
Gunners legend Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to replace Mesut Ozil with unhappy Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.
Despite signing a massive contract with Arsenal just over a year-ago, there has been constant speculation in the media which have all suggested that Ozil may be leaving the Emirates at the end of this season, after failing to nail down a regular starting spot in Unai Emery’s side.
It is believed that Emery has a style of play which does not fit the style of play that Ozil enjoys, with the German criticised for his work effort in a side that likes to play high-tempo, high-pressure football, which has led to speculation that he could head to America or China.
And with speculation linking Bale away this summer after a disappointing campaign with the Spaniards, there has been some speculation which suggested that Emery could demand some money for the hierarchy to land the former Tottenham man, a transfer that Merson has backed.
Merson told the Daily Mail: ‘Bale would be brilliant at Chelsea as well but that all depends on their transfer embargo. If it’s delayed could they do some kind of swap with Eden Hazard?
‘I think Hazard is going to Real Madrid. He would have signed a new contract by now otherwise. But Bale would not be a bad replacement, would he?
‘I think he suits Arsenal down to the ground as well. If they could get him in and get Mesut Ozil out they’ve had a big result.’
Could Arsenal tempt Bale back to the Premier League?
The Welshman may not be having the best of seasons at Madrid, but he will still end up breaking the 20-goal mark for the Spaniards and if he does leave the club in the summer, the Premier League would love to have him back.
Arsenal have the money to finance a superstar deal, but it is just a case of whether they want to splash the cash and sign a player that would cost over £80 million.
Arsenal could tempt Bale back, it is just a case of whether they want to spend the money.