Mesut Ozil has hinted that he will take a bizarre shirt number at Fenerbahce as his Arsenal exit nears.
The German is set for Turkey after agreeing a deal in principle with the Gunners to end his £350,000-a-year contract in north London.
And the 32-year-old has started his round of farewells at the Premier League side, sharing videos on social media.
But Ozil appears to have used his Twitter channel, which boasts more than 25 million followers, to reveal a detail about his plan with Fenerbahce.
The German simply shared the number 67 with a heart emoji, implying it will be his number at the Turkish Superlig side.
It came house after the midfielder teased his move to Fenerbahce, retweeting a post by the club with two hearts and a timer emoji.
Ozil has managed to negotiate an exit from north London after receiving interest from Fenerbahce and MLS side DC United.
But he used a Twitter Q&A to explain his decision to leave for Turkey, with: “I grew up as a Fenerbahce fan as a kid in Germany.
“Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country.”
While fans were left feeling emotional, some are happy to see Ozil live as Piers Morgan shared a brutal message on social media.
The midfielder reportedly agreed a three-year deal with Fenerbahce this month, having failed to make an Arsenal appearance since last March.
Ozil joined the club from Real Madrid in 201 for £42.5million, scoring 44 goals and making 77 assists.
His last appearance, though, came in the 1-0 win over West Ham from 2020 – putting a ball on a player for Alexandre Lacazette to score.
Having suffered an injury after lockdown, the 32-year-old was not included in the Premier League or Europa League squads this season.
And Arsenal legend Martin Keown has expressed his sadness at how Ozil’s career has ended at the club.
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