Unai Emery has told Mesut Ozil that it would best for him to leave Arsenal, a view which is shared by the board.
That’s according to David Ornstein who spoke on BBC 5 Live last night about the German and the ongoing saga regarding his situation.
Despite such a clear bombshell from the head coach, Ozil has no intentions of leaving and has apparently put in extra training – keen to win his place back in the side.
This is the exact transcript of what David had to say when asked about the rumours of a breakdown between him and Emery.
“They’re not just rumours. Unai Emery has suggested to Mesut Ozil that it would be best for him to leave the club. And the hierarchy of the club feels that they would like him to move on.
“I think that’s mainly financially driven for a player earning £350,000 per week but also related to that is the fact he is not performing anywhere near the level when he has played on a consistent basis as we know he can produce from the past.
“He has no desire to leave, Mesut Ozil, so he won’t be leaving in the January transfer window. I’m told he’s working extremely hard to get himself fit. Reports coming out of London Colney is that he’s now doing extra gym work and he has a positive demeanour. He’s determined to work his way back into the side.
“The word was he wasn’t doing a lot of the extra work most players were, and he is now. I’ve heard positive things about his behaviour, his commitment, his relationships with the teammates.
“I don’t think that’s ever been a problem, but he’s clearly out of favour with the manager and that’s a very expensive problem for the club to have.”
So, the manager doesn’t want the player, the club would be ok with the player moving on, the player doesn’t want to leave, and we have a £350,000 a week impasse.
Ornstein 5 Live Audio
Thanks to @49undefeated04 for the heads-up.