Mikel Arteta preparing to sell €25m-rated attacker this summer
The London giants playmaker Mesut Ozil will reportedly look to see out his deal before leaving the Emirates Stadium next year on a free transfer and has two possible destinations in mind. Former Germany international has struggled to rediscover his best form this campaign, as he’s managed only one goal and three assists in 23 games for Arsenal.
Having failed to feature since the PL restart, it has naturally raised question marks over his future at Arsenal under the Spanish manager, and now it’s suggested that an exit is likely, but it may not be for some time yet.
Mesut’s current deal expires in 2021, and he is planning to leave Gunners with the USA or Turkey being two possible destinations for him, although Ozil is keen to allow his deal to run down first before departing next year on a free. Arsenal heavily linked with RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.
Given the report adds that the 31-year-old attacker earns nearly £350,000-a-week, and especially if he isn’t going to feature heavily in Mikel Arteta’s plans moving forward, then the Gunners will surely prefer to move him on as soon as possible to give themselves a financial boost and some flexibility with their wage budget not so tied up.
Gunners have been in fine form in recent weeks, winning four and drawing one of their last five matches across all tournaments, and with the German playmaker playing no part, it seemingly suggests that they don’t need him and can plan to move forward without him.