This week Mesut Ozil’s agent met with representatives of DC United as the MLS side look to replace the star quality of Wayne Rooney.
The former Manchester United man is heading back to England to join Derby County in a player/coach role, and DC want a star name from the Premier League to take his place.
They have identified Ozil as that man, and with life in London troubled by the recent security difficulties, Dr Erkut Sogut was in the US capital this week to listen to what they had to say.
Asked about it at his press conference today though, Unai Emery made it clear it’s not something he’s considering.
“Really, when we are playing our second match and our first match at home against Burnley, can you think I am thinking and losing my time if the player can leave from here?,” he said.
“My focus and direction with the players is here with us and everybody. Each player on Saturday will be ready for Saturday.”
Although the German is a doubt because of a midweek illness, the Arsenal boss says he and Sead Kolasinac are ready to play after the off-field issues that have been so concerning.
“They came back to training with us on Tuesday,” he continued.
“They came to start training with us and really Mesut Ozil is a little sick, he didn’t train yesterday but he trained today with us.
“I think each training gives us good information and good different options with them also to take the decision if they’re going to be with us on Saturday or be in the first team.
“But we are going to wait until Friday, our last training session.”