Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil has made no secret of his desire to wear the coveted number 10 shirt at Arsenal after current occupant Jack Wilshere left on loan for Bournemouth.
— Henning Feindt (@Karlo_Kolumna) September 27, 2016
Given Ozil’s standing as one of the most important players in the Arsenal team, it’s no wonder to see the German ace yearning for the shirt (the number he wore at Real Madrid).
With talks of a new contract doing the rounds, there have been reports that the Gunners record £42 million signing has agreed to a new contract extension. The new bumper contract will see him become the club’s highest paid player along with a controversial number switch to 10 from next season. See tweet above!
While the contract extension is yet to be confirmed, fans took to social media to express their opinions.
Most feared the worst for Wilshere, the current occupant of the number 10 shirt speculating the end of the England international’s Arsenal career.
Check the tweets below!
Mesut Özil is taking the number 10 kit?! Yeah Jack Wilshere is finished out here.
— Footynetbal Candyman (@Nigerianscamsss) September 27, 2016
If Ozil is getting #10, that's it for Wilshere at Arsenal.
— Little Mozart (@Goonerboy_49) September 28, 2016
I'm now imagining Alexis, Xhaka and Perez pinning Wilshere against the wall while Ozil cuts the #10 off Wilsh's shirt and puts it on his own
— CK (@CentralRamsey) September 27, 2016
Delighted Ozil getting the number 10. The mans a god. Wilshere will never play for arsenal again so might as well take it off him.
— Aido (@LeWookieGooner) September 27, 2016
RIP Jack Wilshere. Ozil has taken the number 10 shirt off him with the 5 year deal
— Sach (@SarriesKid10) September 27, 2016
Feel sorry for Wilshere but there is no space for him. Cazorla at his golden phase & Coquelin,Xhaka,Elneny,Ozil,Ramsey,Iwobi still young
— MHanafi R (@napi2712) September 27, 2016
For Ozil to want to take that number 10 shirt means Wenger may have just given up on Wilshere.
— Ûgö (@Sir_Fin) September 27, 2016
HAHA OZIL GETS THE NUMBER 10 SHIRT WILSHERE OFFICIALLY BINNED
— Basel Mohab (@GoonerBasel) September 27, 2016