Report – Arsenal determined to pay Mesut Ozil off in January

Mirror Sports reports that Arsenal is likely to pay off Mesut Ozil in January and the German might end up in the MLS.

Ozil has proven very tough to move on for the Gunners after he fell down the pecking order at the club.

One of the biggest show of a lack of confidence in him recently was the club leaving him out of the 25man squad for the Europa League this season.

He is now set to play almost no part for the club this season and they are still looking to get rid of him.

The report claims that the Gunners are keen to ensure that the German leaves them soon and they will look to reach an agreement with another team to offload him.

Teams in the MLS will struggle to pay his current £350,000-per-week wage, but Arsenal is determined that he leaves them to avoid paying his full £13m final year wage and may subsidise his salary.

Arteta has already secured more than enough options in midfield and it is still a mystery why Ozil will wants to remain at the Emirates especially as the club has shown they have no plans for him.

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  1. What’s the mystery…. He has a signed contract. And will stay till end of season, unless they pay him for the balance….

  2. But if we pay him the remainder of his contract meaning he’s now a free agent and he gets a club before what would have been the end of his contract at Arsenal, doesn’t he have to pay back some money to the tune of what that new club is paying him?

    That’s similar to what happens with most managers where they lose their jobs ( are fired) and continue to be paid until they get a new job (Di Matteo, Moses, Conte, Mourinho even Wenger got a payout because he had one year left on his contract).

    I guess that’s the meaning of the whole “negotiating Ozil payout” saga. The Arsenal board know that they have to pay him £13mil or whatever amount it is to get him out the club but want an agreement that he’ll pay back any difference in salary should he get a team before June 30, 2021.

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