Ballack advises Ozil to move to Bayern


Retired Germany midfielder Michael Ballack believes Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil needs to leave the Emirates if he wants to win silverware.

Ballack played for Chelsea in the Premier League for four seasons between 2006 and 2010, winning a Premier League title, a League Cup winners medal and three FA Cup crowns.

However, before moving to England, the 40-year-old had four very successful in Germany with Bayern Munich claiming three Bundesliga and three DFB-Pokal trophies.

Ozil arrived at Arsenal among much fanfare from Real Madrid in 2013 and quickly became a key member of Wenger’s squad, but he only has two FA Cup trophies and a Community Shield to show for his time in England.

Ballack believes he should consider a switch to the Bavarians if he wants to win more silverware in his career.

“Mesut is an amazing player. He knows that he is one of the undisputed stars at Arsenal. A lot of clubs would love to have him,” he told Bild.

“He lives in London, one of the most beautiful cities ever. To this end, Arsenal is a club that has an incredible impact on the world.

“If you are a top player in England, the cult around you is bigger than in Germany. You are treated more respectfully, especially. These are all reasons for an extension.

“But if he wants to win a major title, he has a bigger chance to achieve that at Bayern.”