- Mesut Ozil was caught on camera wearing Alexandre Lacazette's number in training
- The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer
- Arsenal fans believe the potential arrival Houssem Aouar from Lyon is responsible for the change
Mesut Ozil was spotted in his training gear wearing a No.9 and this has triggered speculation about his future at the Emirates.
The German midfielder is yet to kick the ball for Mikel Arteta's side since lockdown and the midfielder has been linked with a move away from Arsenal.
Ozil impressed the Gunners supporters with his skills in training recently but after seeing the German without his No.10 kit in training, this has fuelled the rumours about his departure.
In a video clip of the club's training session, Ozil was seen walking to training on his own along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi.
He was wearing Lacazette’s No.9 instead of the normal No.10 and fans were quick to notice the change.
One fan said:
“Interesting, Ozil’s pants saying ‘9’ instead of ’10’ – or am I on about nothing.”
“Why does Ozil have the number 9 on his Tracksuit?”
A third commented:
“So apparently Ozil plays number 9 now.”
Others believe it has something to do with the potential arrival of Houssem Aouar from Lyon.
A fourth added:
“Ozil wearing No.9 - bringing in Aouar.”
A fifth said:
“Who else noticed Ozil wearing No.9 on his legs? Aouar here soon.”
And a sixth simply said:
“Aouar is coming.”
Arsenal will be taking on Liverpool in their first real test in the Premier League and it will be a repeat of the Community Shield game which they won on penalties.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Alisson and Thiago Alcantara are in a race against time to pass a late fitness test for their crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal.
The Brazilian shot-stopper and the Spanish midfielder were not involved with other squad members at their Melwood training ground.
Thiago made a memorable debut for the Reds in the 2-0 win over Chelsea and Stamford Bridge and set a new passing record.
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