Mesut Ozil is being linked with the MLS once again and it’s a league the player has said he wouldn’t mind playing in – ‘one day’.

COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 15: Mesut Oezil #10 of Arsenal waves to fans during the second half against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 15, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
COMMERCE CITY, CO – JULY 15: Mesut Oezil #10 of Arsenal waves to fans during the second half against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on July 15, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

What will happen with Mesut Ozil at Arsenal is not clear.

It looked very much like he was being forced out but with over two years left on his contract, he is showing no signs of leaving any time soon. In fact, he’s been quite clear he loves living in London and wants to stay at the club.

He’s been linked with moves to Turkey and Italy with Ivan Gazidis but it is perhaps the MLS links that attract the most attention with many people seeming to think he could chase cash and an easier time across the pond.

I don’t buy it, at least not for a few years yet.

Speaking back in 2016, when the speculation was around his contract at Arsenal and he was still only 27, he seemed more inclined to go to LA than Miami to join David Beckham or Washington to replace Wayne Rooney should he eventually end up there, anyway.

“The MLS could be an option,” Ozil told the media while on international duty. “I spent my holidays in Los Angeles and it is a city that inspires me.

“I do not rule out playing there one day.”

During that international break, Ozil represented Germany as they beat Norway 3-0 and he assisted two of the goals.

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