Arsenal fans may not like the idea of selling any o9f our players to a direct Premier League rival. We were certainly happy that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board held firm in the summer and refused to complete the deal that would have seen our star striker Alexis Sanchez sign for Man City while in return we got a reported £60 million fee that sounded pretty generous considering the Chilean was going into the final year of his contract.
Would we be happy to turn down another big offer for Alexis in January, though, especially if there seems to be no chance of him helping us to win the title this season? Apparently the club, at least, is ready to offload one of the contract rebels to an EPL rival, although this time it is Mesut Ozil who is the player and Manchester United the club he might transfer to in the winter window, Metro reports.
The report has it that Arsenal have put a price tag of £30 million on Ozil, which tells me that Wenger and co have given up on persuading the German international star to sign a new deal and stay in north London. The idea is that United do not want to have to battle with other clubs around Europe for the playmaker when he is available for nothing next summer, so we are hoping to get them to beat the rush by getting him in January, but will they really splash £30m on a player who will soon be available for nothing?
Perhaps if Mourinho feels that Ozil would help his United side challenge the current league leaders Man City in the second half of this season, but what would you Arsenal fans make of this deal?