Could Arsenal be tempted to cash-in on Ozil come January?

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has claimed that Arsenal are unlikely to sell Mesut Ozil come January, but I’m not so sure that decision is been made already.

The German international is out of contract come the end of the season, and is sidelined with a knee injury at present.

Arsenal have been hitting top form of late in his absence, and the player could well struggle to break back into the first-team should the club continue to strive while he is sidelined.

Paul Merson has claimed that Ozil doesn’t work hard enough to warrant his immediate inclusion on his return to fitness, and should he fail to hold down a regular starting role this term, I see no reason not to cash-in come January, instead of losing him for free six months later.

Inter Milan are one of the clubs believed to hold an interest in his signature, but their sporting director is of the belief that he will not be available mid-season.

Ausilio said: “I don’t think players like him [Ozil] will be leaving in January.

“Luciano Spalletti knows this team has room from improvement, that’s what we are working on.

“A new centre-back? We are looking for new opportunities but we have D’Ambrosio and other Primavera team players.”

Does Ozil deserve a first-team role this term? Should he struggle for first-team football could he push for an early exit? Is there any hope of keeping Ozil beyond the summer?

Pat J

Updated: October 2, 2017 — 10:09 pm


  1. Should of been sold
    Inevitable free to Man u will sure be fun

  2. I hope Inter’s interest is true. Inter is a good club for Ozil to revive his career and Arsenal could get younger talent from his sale.

    1. Revive his career? Perhaps you meant to say “continue” his career instead.

  3. Sell Him.. If He wants to leave.. Give Rambo a shot at no.10.. Actually He is doing well in that position in Ozil’s absence.. Showing glimpses of the Rambo of 13/14 season.. I really think He can make no. 10 position of His own.. N He has proved that with Wales.. In last year’s Euros!

    1. Please, just stop it with giving Ramsey a number 10 role. Ozil created more in 8 minutes off the bench against West Brom than Ramsey managed to do in 80+. I’d rather see Wilshere out there, and that’s not saying much.

  4. should have sold him and sanchez in the summer, get real money, replace them and move on, like a normal club. now we will get close to nothing, while the “advantage” is that we get them to poison our squad for another few months. get what you can for ozil and replace him with gortzka who also gets his contract expired in the summer, switch sanchez for draxler, buy VVD.

  5. Even for free I will be happy. That guy is destroying the team morale. Given chance after chance for walking in the pitch. The say all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than the others. Wenger is giving Ozil preferential treatment than other players. Its best if he goes

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