Arsenal ready to try and cash in on playmaker next year – report

Arsenal are prepared to try and sell Mesut Ozil next year but may struggle to offload him, say reports

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil Photo: Puma

Arsenal are prepared to try and sell Mesut Ozil next year but may struggle to offload him, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the north London side may look to offload the 30-year-old playmaker, who has been struggling for both form and fitness under new boss Unai Emery in recent weeks.

Ozil was not named in the Arsenal squad as they suffered a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup on Wednesday night and that has raised fresh doubts about his future.

The playmaker is believed to be on wages of around £350,000 a week and he is the club’s highest earner.

According to the same article, new Arsenal manager Emery is “frustrated” by Ozil’s work rate and contribution, which is why he has found himself out of favour of late.

The same story says that there has been interest from Inter Milan of late, and that the Italian side may be willing to do a loan deal in January.

However, it is also claimed that Arsenal are unlikely to want to subsidise Ozil’s high wages.

According to the same story, Emery feels that Ozil does not do enough work in away games.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at The Emirates as they look to get back to winning ways following their defeat at Southampton last weekend.

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