2pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Mesut Ozil ARRIVES to seal Fenerbahce move, Edouard for Lacazette, Aouar update


Mesut Ozil touched down in Turkey yesterday to complete his switch to Fenerbahce.

The Arsenal outcast jetted to Istanbul after he was given permission to sign for the Super Lig club on a free transfer.

Fenerbahce uploaded pictures of the 32-year-old – draped in a club scarf – stepping off a private jet alongside the caption: “Our club is bringing Mesut
Ozil to Istanbul to continue the transfer process.”

Ozil also showed off a picture inside the plane alongside wife Amine Gulse and their daughter, Eda.

Earlier in the weekend, Arsenal had agreed to terminate the £350k-a-week star’s contract.

Ozil waved goodbye to the Emirates in a post on Instagram before saying his farewells to his Gunners team-mates.

Ozil also told Turkish TV channel NTV: “I am very excited and happy.

“I am a Fenerbahce fan. As a Fenerbahce fan, God made it possible to wear that jersey. I will do my best.

“Tonight I will come to Istanbul with my family. The flight time is not clear. I’ll be there tonight.”

Ozil also tweeted a picture of his ‘MO’ logo in Fenerbahce’s club colours – yellow and blue.

Elsewhere, Tariq Lamptey has signed a bumper new deal at Brighton to ward off transfer interest from Arsenal.

The right-back, 20, tied himself down at the south-coast club until the end of the 2024-25 season.

Lamptey said on Twitter: “Feeling blessed to continue this journey with @OfficialBHAFC.

“Thankful for the belief the club has shown in me and working hard to get back on the pitch! Thanks for all your support, see you soon!”

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Seagulls boss Graham Potter added: “We are delighted to see Tariq commit his long-term future here.”

And finally, Real Madrid have reportedly joined rivals Atletico in the hunt for Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette.

The Mail claims the Frenchman and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta no longer share a mutual bond in the dressing room.

And Lacazette could be allowed to move on as he is not in Arteta’s long-term plans.

The former Lyon man, 29, is out of contract in 2022.



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