Michael Ballack: Mesut Ozil is too good to leave Arsenal for Turkey
The Germany international's future has been up in the air all season with talks over a new deal still yet to be agreed despite his contract expiring in the summer of 2018.
Michael Ballack reckons Mesut Ozil is 'world class'
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This has prompted interest from Turkish giants Fenerbahce, who are reportedly keen on bringing him in as a marquee signing to replace Robin van Persie.
But Chelsea legend Ballack reckons Ozil is 'world class' and should be aiming much higher if he decides to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.
“Ozil is too good to play in that league,” Ballack told talkSPORT.
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Mesut Ozil has struggled for form at Arsenal this season
“He’s playing at a top club in Arsenal and he’s a fantastic player – he has what not many footballers have.
“The quality he has is world class, he has showed that many times, especially for Germany, but he is not performing well and now it’s on him to analyse it and think about what he wants.
“He can play for any club in the world if his head is right.”