Today’s tell-all is off to the Tower
What now for Mesut Özil? According to his employers the Arsenal playmaker missed yesterday’s thrilling north London derby with a back spasm, news that raised a few eyebrows among more cynical Gooners and other observers. Injured or not, his absence was rendered little more than a footnote on a day his teammates put in one of their best performances in recent memory to smite their bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Having sat out consecutive matches for a team whose bold new blueprint does not appear to be tailored to his own undeniable strengths, Özil is now being linked with a summer move to Inter. While suggestions he has no future with Arsenal might seem rather premature, The Sun reports that “sources close to the 30-year-old” say he won’t agitate for a move before the end of this season, but “may consider his options in the summer”.