Mesut Özil makes Arsenal cash gesture to seal his Fenerbahce move | Sport

Mesut Özil has flown to Turkey to complete his move to Fenerbahce, ending his nearly eight-year spell at Arsenal. His contract with the north London club runs until the end of the season, but they have reached an agreement on the £7m still owed so that he can join Fenerbahce on a free transfer. Özil, 32, is understood to have forfeited a portion of what is owed to him.

The midfielder, a former German international of Turkish descent, has said he followed the club as a child. Özil is the first and highest profile of a series of fringe players that Mikel Arteta would like the club to get rid of during the January window.

The coach hopes to speed up the departure of defender Sokratis, with clubs in

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