Arsenal will assess the way forward for German playmaker Mesut Ozil on the finish of the January switch window, supervisor Mikel Arteta has mentioned.
Ozil has not performed for Arsenal since March and was not named within the squad lists for the primary half of the Premier League season and the Europa League. The German, who is among the highest-paid gamers on the membership, is out of contract on the finish of the marketing campaign.
But Arsenal wish to offload numerous gamers on mortgage in January to trim the squad, elevating the chance that Ozil might be registered for the second half of the season.
When requested a few potential return for the 32-year-old German, Arteta informed reporters: “We will see what happens in the transfer window and we will assess that at the end.”
Arteta additionally mentioned the membership wouldn’t look to chop quick the contracts of gamers that aren’t in his plans.
“You have to respect the players’ contracts,” he added. “What you are able to do is simply attempt to be open with them, inform them your intentions, the position that they’ve within the workforce and why that’s.
“They are entitled to make the decision in their lives because they have a contract here. Some would like to move because they are not playing and some would like to stay. That’s something we cannot decide by ourselves.”
Arsenal, who’re thirteenth within the desk on 20 factors, go to struggling West Bromwich Albion in a while Saturday.