If it becomes clear to Arsenal that Ozil isn't able to find another club of the level he wants and offering the terms he wants, they would be perfectly within their right to drop their offer and save themselves a huge and unnecessary expense. The player is gambling with his future the longer the saga continues, and that is why the sooner Ozil signs a new deal, the better for him.
Two years on, Lambo got the same cutthroat treatment from the Chargers, but it was this former soccer goalkeeper who ended up having the last laugh this Sunday...
15/11/2017 16:41 GMT
The fact that he is playing so well and is having such a positive impact, suggests it doesn't really matter if he is too good because he's making an actual contribution, winning trophies and essentially turning himself into a legend at one of the most passionate clubs there is. Why risk all of that for a gamble elsewhere where he could easily be forgotten?
18/10/2017 12:34 BST
Neymar is presented with the challenge of creating history where there isn't much. At Barça, he would have remained just another face in the crowd, the latest on a long list of legends. No, PSG is the real challenge. PSG will give him the platform he needs, and the money is almost irrelevant.
10/08/2017 16:50 BST
Several rivals are stronger and the battle for the top four is more competitive than ever. Chelsea may not be looking at something as dire as a another 10th place finish, but a serious challenge to defend the title or even a Champions League berth is now far from a sure thing.
04/08/2017 14:29 BST
Joe Hart essentially has a 10-month long audition during his loan at West Ham. Success will not be joining the Hammers permanently, rather this season will determine how the rest of his career unfolds as he looks to return to the highest level. It is very much 'make or break'.
28/07/2017 13:03 BST
New manager Mauricio Pellegrino arrives at Southampton with an impressive résumé to his name and fans at St Mary's can be optimistic that times will continue to be good despite a fifth new boss taking the reins in as many years since the club's return to the top flight in 2012.
28/06/2017 13:38 BST
Valencia is the quiet and measured leader type, one who will motivate his team-mates by putting in a solid shift of his own and setting a good example for others to follow rather than giving a rousing team talk or shouting instructions all over the field.
22/06/2017 17:10 BST
Ferdinand/Vidic 2.0: Why The Future Looks Very Bright For Man Utd With Bailly And Lindelof At The Back
With Lindelof and Bailly soon to be together at Old Trafford, fans shouldn't expect the memories of Ferdinand/Vidic or Bruce/Pallister to come flooding back right away. But, in time, there is no reason why a new United won't be contributing a third great central defensive partnership to the annals of the Premier League story.
16/06/2017 16:57 BST
United fans will rejoice when the club unveils their anticipated new signings this summer - maybe Romelu Lukaku, perhaps Andrea Belotti, Alvaro Morata, or Victor Lindelof - but there will be just as much joy when United proudly tell the world Ander Herrera has signed his new long-term deal.
13/06/2017 17:19 BST
When Zlatan Ibrahimovic next pulls on a football shirt, it won't be LA Galaxy, LA FC or a random Chinese Super League club, it will be Manchester United.
18/05/2017 11:38 BST
Benteke spent one unsuccessful season as a Liverpool player, was widely branded a flop, while the majority of fans were relieved when he was quickly sold on at only a minimal loss and were largely happy to see the back of him. Benteke owes Liverpool absolutely nothing, but it is increasingly ingrained in most modern players that celebrating against a club you used to play for is the ultimate taboo. And it's just plain stupid.
27/04/2017 17:36 BST
Tottenham Hotspur are the Premier League's form team right now. They've won seven straight games, the last two by thumping 4-0 score-lines, have the best defence in the league, and only a single goal is keeping them and being the most prolific scorers as well.
20/04/2017 16:52 BST
The Premier League has been THE league of the 21st century. Television companies are now paying into the multi-billions for broadcast rights, selling the product on its excitement value - anything could happen on any given Saturday...or Sunday, or Tuesday night.
04/04/2017 16:14 BST
20 years of Arsene Wenger, 20 years of almost unrivalled consistency for Arsenal in a world that is fast becoming unrecognisable from what it was back in May 1997 at a time when the Gunners last failed to qualify for the Champions League.
21/03/2017 17:00 GMT
The Gunners must make Ozil available for transfer this summer and accept the highest bid because they could easily find an equally talented replacement, more than just an individual who only performs when the pressure is off, one with an attitude more like Sanchez. Mesut Ozil has had his day in an Arsenal shirt, ultimately underwhelming, but the club cannot afford not to build the future around Alexis Sanchez.
21/02/2017 17:21 GMT
Payet has been thoroughly slated by the British media, derided as a snake and a traitor by Hammers fans left feeling betrayed - Bilic himself used words such as 'angry' and 'let down' - and has seen his professional reputation altogether sullied by the whole unsavoury affair. But let's pause for a moment and take the time to actually consider if the player really is the awful monster he has been so eagerly portrayed as.
08/02/2017 17:16 GMT
For Manchester United and Memphis Depay, a permanent sale with a buy-back clause is the best scenario both parties could have wished for, while even Lyon have more control this way. The player has a fresh start somewhere new, and the club don't have to completely give up on a clearly talented individual that may still come good in time. All in all, buy-back clauses are only going to become more and more common.
25/01/2017 17:37 GMT
Having worked at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Clement's a world class coach and will no doubt be drilling his players on the training ground this week. If only everyone wasn't so submissive to this 'bad luck' myth, we might actually see better quality.
19/01/2017 17:02 GMT