Arsenal legend claims Mesut Ozil could be sold in January

Charlie Nicholas makes a prediction about Mesut Ozil's situation at Arsenal under Unai Emery

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Charlie Nicholas has suggested that Mesut Ozil could be sold by Arsenal in the January transfer window if he is not able to keep up his performances for the Gunners.

The German playmaker is currently getting used to life under new manager Unai Emery at The Emirates after the Spaniard was brought in as Arsene Wenger’s successor at the club.

Ozil has regularly been criticised for failing to produce consistent performances for Arsenal over the last few years, with many supporters feeling that he is yet to live up to his potential at the club.

The 29-year-old will be hoping to impress new boss Emery in the coming weeks and months as he looks to hold down a regular spot in the first team at The Emirates.

However, former Arsenal star Nicholas seems to think that Ozil has a challenge on his hands to prove himself as worthy of a regular starting spot in the first team at the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports News on Saturday, Nicholas said: “If this isn’t improved by January, and a decent offer comes in, Arsenal will let him go.

“It keeps coming up that Fenerbahce and these sort of clubs would be interested in looking at him.

“I don’t know financially how they could do it, (perhaps) some of the Chinese money that has been floating about.

“There will be teams that are interested and I’ll tell you how it will end up working.

“It wouldn’t be a salary thing, it would be a big chunk of money that he would get and that would nurse the bruising that his salary would have to drop a bit.

“But the thing is, is he really that committed to it?

“I think we are starting to identify that the new manager, it’s taken him quite a bit of time, is getting on fine with him, but he will be saying ‘if you’re not playing well, you’ll be out the team’, and he will not accept that Ozil.”

Arsenal are now set to turn their attentions to League Cup affairs and their third-round clash against Brentford in the competition on Wednesday night at The Emirates.

The Gunners have not won the Premier League since their famous unbeaten triumph in 2003-04.

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