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Arsenal are open to hear offers for Mesut Ozil in January

As the winter transfer window is approaching, more and more players name are coming up as interesting transfer rumors are rounding up. The latest among them is revolving around German playmaker, Mesut Ozil. Ozil hasn’t featured prominently under new boss, Unai Emery as the Gunners are in exceptional form. Arsenal would weigh up letting Ozil go for a reduced transfer fee of £25 million to shed his massive £350,000-per-week wage from the books. Ozil has been struggling with a back injury in recent weeks and has missed the last five games in all competitions.

According to the Sun, Ozil’s representatives will fly to Italy this week to try and broker a deal with Inter Milan. The Milan outfits are interested in signing the playmaker and are currently front-runners for his signature. The Nerazzurri are the first club coming when it is an ace player on a free transfer or a reduced transfer fee. Arsenal are on a 21 games unbeaten run with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

According to pundits, Emery’s dynamic game gets disrupted with the introduction of Ozil in the system. He holds the game slow, cuts the pace. No doubt he is the best man in Arsenal squad when it comes to passing the ball swiftly, but Emery wants a more dynamic game rather than an accurate passing one. Ozil hasn’t featured in any of his team’s previous five fixtures and is currently sidelined with a back injury.

The Gunners briefly moved into the top four but slipped back to fifth after Chelsea and Tottenham won later. Next up in the Premier League is a trip to Southampton on Sunday. That is after Qarabag visit the Emirates on Thursday for the final Europa League group game.

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