If there is one player that Arsenal would love to offload it is Mesut Ozil but according to the latest reports there have been no approaches for his services and he will, therefore, be staying at the Emirates.
Unai Emery has been desperate to get rid of the German who’s wages are draining the club and the club was even considering subsidising his salary in order to attract potential suitors.
Ozil cannot be blamed for the wages he is on, the fault lies solely with the former regime but it does not change the fact that his £18 Million per year contract is having an impact.
Arsenal remains open to offers but it does appear that they are resigned to another season at least paying out on a player that simply does not fit in with the manager’s plans.
If the 30-year-old does remain, as seems certain now, then it has to be hoped that there is a change around at the club, it serves no one to have Ozil on the fringes, it does him no good and it certainly does the club no good.
On his day he can be brilliant but the problem is those days are less and less often.
The majority of fans will be disappointed but the truth is they were probably resigned to the playmaker seeing out his contract with us.
For his supporters, they will no doubt be hoping that he proves his critics wrong and drives Arsenal forward next season.
We can only hope so.