Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal in January

Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil is open to the idea of leaving the Emirates for Italy in January after being sidelined by Unai Emery, according to Calciomercato.

The German playmaker has failed to start a Premier League game since the 1-1 draw with Wolves last month, and the Italian daily has given this as the reason why he is considering a move to the Serie A.

Ozil was on the bench for the full 90 minutes against Bournemouth and after the match, Emery explained that he felt that the game was too physical for the former German International.

He sustained a back injury which kept him out of the next couple of games, before making a return with a start and assist in the Europa league win against Qarabag before returning to the bench again as the Gunners slumped to a 3-2 defeat to Southampton at the weekend.

It was reported that his agent has offered him to Juventus in the event he leaves North London, however latest reports now claim that the Old Lady sporting director Fabio Paratici has turned down the chance to sign the 30-year-old even before negotiations started.

The media had been linking Juventus with a move for him, but it is reported that Massimo Allegri is not a fan of the playmaker.

While a rift might be building between the player and the manager because of his recent lack of game time, it is hard to envision Ozil leaving in January. If at all he leaves, it’ll likely be in the summer.

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