Charlie Nicholas claims Arsenal star will be sold in January

He claims Unai Emery would be willing to selling him

Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for a reported fee of £42.5 million, signing a five-year deal in 2013. He has been a mainstay in the midfield since joining the club and has won 3 FA Cups.

The Germany International has had a difficult summer after feeling persecuted for Germany’s early exit from the World Cup where his meeting with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was cited as a reason for the poor performances.

The 29 year old even decided to retire from International football and was criticized by several senior officials in the German Football Association.

There were reports of bust up between between him and manager Unai Emery after he missed the games against West Ham United. Though the Spaniard later clarified that the player missed the game due to illness and confirmed that there is no rift between them.

However, the playmaker has featured in 4 of the 5 Premier League fixtures so far this season and was impressive against Newcastle United last weekend, scored a goal.

He even scored against Vorskla in club’s Europa League opener on Thursday night, winning the game 4-2.

But Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas believes Emery will sell Ozil in the January transfer window if the club receives an attractive offer.

‘If this isn’t improved by January, and a decent offer comes in, Arsenal will let him go,’ the Scot said as quoted by Metro.

‘It keeps coming up that Fenerbahce and these sort of clubs would be interested in looking at him.

‘I don’t know financially how they could do it, (perhaps) some of the Chinese money that has been floating about.

‘There will be teams that are interested and I’ll tell you how it will end up working.

‘It wouldn’t be a salary thing, it would be a big chunk of money that he would get and that would nurse the bruising that his salary would have to drop a bit.

‘But the thing is, is he really that committed to it?

‘I think we are starting to identify that the new manager, it’s taken him quite a bit of time, is getting on fine with him, but he will be saying ‘if you’re not playing well, you’ll be out the team’, and he will not accept that Ozil.’

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