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5 possible replacements for Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

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20.27K   //    26 Mar 2017, 02:45 IST

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10:  Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on December 10, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Ozil is set to leave the Emirates this summer

There are strong rumours that Mesut Ozil will leave Arsenal this summer. With the German having just a year left on his contract, if he is unwilling to sign a new deal, Arsenal will have to let him go.

If he is to leave the club, due to a limited number of players who can play the attacking midfield role, Arsenal will be looking to buy a replacement. With Ozil having created 59 chances this season in 22 games, which is more than Eden Hazard, Dele Alli, and Philippe Coutinho, the Gunners will find it hard to replace the German.

Also read: 5 players who could replace Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal

These are five players who could possibly fill the void if he is to leave the club this summer.


#1 Isco

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 01: Francisco Roman Alarcon alias Isco of Real Madrid CF scores their opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and UD Las Palmas at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Isco would be the perfect replacement

The Spaniard would be a perfect replacement for Ozil, and with Madrid likely to sell this summer, he will be available.

This season, Isco has had a limited amount of game time due to the amount of talent in the Real Madrid squad. For that reason, the Spanish side are willing to sell him this summer and for a low price to avoid him moving to rivals Barcelona.

Isco’s close control and passing ability would see him easily fit in at Arsenal as a replacement for Arsenal’s current number 11. Isco is a real fan favourite at Real due to his consistency when given the opportunity, something Arsenal fans believe Ozil struggles with.

Additionally, Arsenal fans often complain that the German international does not do enough of a job defensively, and with 11 more tackles this season, Isco would clearly be an improvement.

However, the main aspect of the Spaniard’s game is his attacking ability and he would certainly be a fantastic addition to Arsenal’s team.

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