Arsenal are ready to let their highest paid player Mesut Ozil leave the club after he fell out of favour with manager Unai Emery, according to the Evening Standard.
The German playmaker has made only one appearance since the 1-1 draw with Wolves last month, failing to come off the bench against Bournemouth and Southampton, and missing out on the matchday squad entirely as the Gunners were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by North London rivals Tottenham.
After the game Emery said: “Every player they are important, Only one I decided didn’t play.
“It was a tactical decision, because I thought the players today they are with us, for us the best for this match.”
He has previously cited Ozil’s lack of physicality as being the reason behind his exclusion from the starting lineup.
Ozil seems to have fallen out of the manager’s plans and the club are now willing to listen to offers for him.
Ozil, who recently turned 30 is no doubt a World class player, and has proven himself on the biggest stage of World football by winning the World Cup with the German National team, where he played a key role in their success. However, the fallout between the gifted midfielder and coach Emery has now lead many pundits and sport betting sites such as BestbettingSites to suggest that a possible winter or summer exit might be on the cards for the 3-time FA Cup winning Arsenal star.
However, they might find it difficult offloading him due to his large wage as he earns 350,000-a-week after signing a new deal just 12 months ago, making him one of the league’s highest earners.
Inter Milan are reported to be interested in signing him, it remains to be seen whether they put up with his wage demands.
Should Arsenal sell him they will be easing the burden on their already stretched wage bill and would enable Emery sign his own type of player for that position.
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