What Arsenal will have to do to offload Mesut Ozil – report

Arsenal will need to subsidise Mesut Ozil's wages if they are to offload him this month, according to reports

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal have accepted that they will need to subsidise Mesut Ozil’s wages if they are to offload him this month, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Arsenal would probably have to end up paying part of the 30-year-old’s wages if he is to seal a transfer away from The Emirates.

Ozil has fallen out of favour at The Emirates since Unai Emery’s appointment in the summer and he has struggled for both form and fitness of late.

Indeed, Ozil’s most recent appearance for Arsenal came during the 1-1 draw with Brighton on Boxing Day, when he was substituted at half-time.

According to the same story, Arsenal would be willing to let Ozil go – but there have not yet been any “concrete” offers from interested clubs.

The same article says that there has been some interest from China and suggestions that Inter Milan could be interested in a loan.

However, it also claims that it is likely that Arsenal would end up having to pay part of his wages.

The same report says Arsenal are “desperately strapped for cash” and that any new signings this month are likely to be loan deals.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently preparing for their crunch home clash against Chelsea FC at The Emirates on Saturday night as they look to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat by West Ham last weekend.

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