Mesut Ozil wants Real Madrid return
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is reportedly holding out on a new contract at the Emirates as he bids to plot a return to Real Madrid. The German international is said to regret leaving the European champions in the first place.
Ozil, 28, is currently in a contract standoff with the Gunners after they were reluctant to come close to his £200,000-a-week wage demands.
In a fresh twist to the story by Marca, it is claimed that the World Cup winner has thoughts of returning to the Bernabeu, and this is the key reason as to why he is stalling over a contract extension in North London.
The German playmaker had three seasons with the Madrid giants between 2010 and 2013 before he made a surprise switch to the Gunners on a club-record £42.5m deal.
Since then, the Gunners have struggled to come anywhere close to the Premier League title, and this has urged him to consider a return to Los Blancos, who are looking good money for the La Liga crown this season.
Los Blancos have also been a dominant force in the Champions League having lifted won the elite competition twice over the past three seasons.
Nevertheless, Ozil would have to wait until January 2018 to seal a probable comeback, should Real Madrid fail to win the appeal against their transfer ban for breaking rules protecting underage players.