There is no doubt about Ozil’s natural ability on the football pitch, as in his three years at Real Madrid, he was the top assist maker in La Liga in each of these three seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, creating 54 goals in 105 appearances, whilst finding the back of the net 19 times.
This season, the 32-year-old was omitted from all of Arsenal’s squads, which is quite ironic, as Gunners manager Mikel Arteta cited it as being for “footballing reasons” when asked about the former German international’s absence.
Arsenal at present are the 14th top goalscorers in the division, having only scored 20 goals in 17 games due to a lack of creativity throughout their side, an area of which Ozil is a specialist in. This decision in many people’s eyes has significantly hampered Arteta’s side this season, as in 158 Premier League appearances, the German has scored 33 goals and assisted 58 times, meaning that Ozil averages a goal contribution in every two appearances.
Ozil can still compete at the highest level, but, considering his lack of first-team involvement since the end of the 2017/18 season, when he was rewarded his £350,000 per week contract at the Emirates, it is unlikely that many title-challenging clubs in Europe’s top five leagues will be too keen on signing the 32-year-old, especially if he was to refuse to take a significant wage cut.
The likes of Real and other top clubs around Europe might not take the risk on him, however, given how he may not cost too much in terms of the transfer fee, why not give this man a try again? After all, only Kevin De Bruyne has reach 50 assists quicker than the German, and given how he's been competing for titles whilst Ozil has been in the Europa League spots, this is quite some statistic.
At the same time, Ozil isn't exactly known for his physical attributes and losing his pace and agility, won't exactly derail his abilities with the ball at his feet too much. At the end of the day, if you want the ball on a six pence and a man to cut open any gap imaginable, he's your man, and he probably will be for a few more years.