According to a report in The Times, Arsenal would be willing to send Mesut Ozil out on loan in January as doubts grow over the future of the 30 year old.
The German was left out of the squad completely for the 2-0 defeat to Sp*rs in the Carabao Cup, with Unai Emery insisting that the decision was purely tactical.
However, it’s not an explanation which makes a great deal of sense, and report cites training ground clashes between the player and manager over his work rate and suitability for the system the Spaniard wants to implement.
It also states that the club are open to selling him but with a £350,000 per week salary, the options for that would be limited, thus a loan move with Arsenal subsidising some of his wages.
When asked if Ozil had a future at the club after the Sp*rs game, Emery skirted around the subject, saying, “I am thinking about the match on Saturday, and not thinking about another situation.”
It’s clear a very unhealthy situation has developed, and decisive action one way or the other, is important for this club.
The transfer window opens in under two weeks and we’ll find out soon enough what’s going to happen, and Ozil’s involvement or otherwise certainly will be informative.
For more on this, make sure to check out tomorrow’s Arsecast, James and I discuss the Ozil situation in some detail. Subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcasting app.