TV host Piers Morgan has launched a final scathing attack on departing Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.

The German playmaker looks set to finally depart the Emirates after reportedly agreeing a deal with the club to cancel his contract allowing him to move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Ozil joined the Gunners in 2013 and made an instant impression and helped the club to three FA Cups in his first four years at the club.

However, after signing a hefty £350,000 a week contract in 2018, the player’s form dipped, leading to him being dropped from the squad completely this season by manager Mikel Arteta.

Morgan, an outspoken fan of the club, took to Twitter in response to news, firing a parting shot at the 2014 World Cup winner.

Mesut Ozil is leaving Arsenal nearly eight years. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil is leaving Arsenal nearly eight years. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Piers Morgan has frequently been critical of Ozil. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
Piers Morgan has frequently been critical of Ozil. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)

“Loved @MesutOzil1088 when he first came to Arsenal,” wrote the Good Morning Britain presenter.

“World class player with a sublime natural talent. Now I can’t wait to see the back of the lazy manipulative £350,000-a-week wastrel.

“You could have been a club legend, Mesut - but you just couldn’t be bothered. Bye.”

Ozil arrived at Arsenal from Real Madrid in a Transfer Deadline day deal in the summer of 2013.

The German made 254 appearances for the north Londoners, scoring 44 goals and registering 77 assists

Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013 under Arsene Wenger. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013 under Arsene Wenger. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

However, following the departure of Arsene Wenger just months after the player penned his big-money new deal, Ozil struggled to establish himself under new boss Unai Emery.

Following Emery’s sacking in 2019, Ozil initially looked to have worked his way back in the starting line-up under Arteta, but hasn’t featured for the club since March 2020 - missing out on Arsenal's latest FA Cup triumph.

Ozil also got on the wrong side of the club’s hierarchy following a dispute over Gunners stars being asked to take a pay cut due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The writing looked to be on the wall after he was left out of both Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squads at the start of the campaign, signalling an ignominious end to his Emirates career.

Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal to three FA Cup wins but was exiled from the squad for the 2020 win. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal to three FA Cup wins but was exiled from the squad for the 2020 win. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Ozil and Morgan have previously been involved in a Twitter war of words with the former journalist slamming the player as “massively overpaid, massively under-performing, & shockingly overinflated sense of your own importance.”

To which Ozil responded by labelling Morgan as "bitter".

When news of Ozil’s impending exit emerged earlier this month, Morgan also suggested he would assist the player in leaving, writing "BOOM! Finally, some good news in 2021! "If you need a (covid-secure) lift to the airport @MesutOzil1088, let me know."