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Mesut Ozil Nearing Exit At Arsenal

Mesut Ozil Nearing Exit At Arsenal

Having been forced to kowtow to the highest-paid players at PSG, it seems that Unai Emery is in no mood to do so again at Arsenal. Having missed much of the last month with an injury only to return as a substitute against Southampton, Ozil was omitted from the Arsenal squad for Wednesday's defeat at home to Tottenham for "tactical reasons".

The Independent report that Arsenal and Emery are open to selling Ozil in January, despite the fact the German signed a massive £350,000-a-week contract in February, which runs until the summer of 2021.

It's reported that Ozil is the only Arsenal player yet to fully buy into Emery's methods, with the pair reportedly disputing the player's role - Emery essentially wants Ozil to press and run more.

Any transfer would be ludicrously expensive, with Arsenal reportedly open to subsidising a loan deal.

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There are few suitors for Ozil at the moment, although Inter Milan are rumoured to be interested.

The Mirror report that the Emery/Ozil relationship broke down against Crystal Palace earlier in the season: Emery ignored the advice of backroom staff to start Ozil as captain, but Ozil's subsequent poor performance and flinging of the captain's armband after being substituted infuriated the manager.

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Gavin Cooney
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