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COMMENT: Mesut Ozil leaves Arsenal with a sense of regret… we ought to be sorry to lose him

COMMENT: Mesut Ozil leaves Arsenal with a sense of missed opportunities and regrets… we ought to be sorry to lose him in the Premier League

  • Mesut Ozil waved goodbye to Arsenal on Saturday after terminating his contract 
  • Ozil helped the Gunners to three FA Cups since arriving at London in 2013
  • The German had a special relationship with former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger 
  • The Premier League will miss Ozil when he moves abroad in the coming weeks 

The excitement was almost palpable in August 2013 when Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Here was the man to kickstart Arsene Wenger’s latter years as manager.

After eight years without a trophy and limited spending power, it was a sign that Arsenal were back in the big league.

To some extent they were. The FA Cup followed that season, though Ozil had been substituted in extra time when Aaron Ramsey scored the winning goal. He helped them defend the FA Cup in 2015 and win it again in 2017.

Mesut Ozil waved goodbye to Arsenal on Saturday, agreeing a termination of his contract

Ozil's arrival at Arsenal for £42.5m was the sign the Gunners were back in the big league again

Ozil’s…