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Arsenal willing to subsidise loan move to get Ozil off the books

Arsenal are apparently willing to subsidise some of Mesut Ozil’s record-breaking contract in order to ship the midfielder out of the club in January.

The German has been deemed surplus to requirements by boss Unai Emery, having failed to impress the Spaniard since his arrival at the club in 2018.

Despite being the highest-paid player in the club’s history, Ozil has been reduced to a bit-part role under Emery starting just one league game so far this season.

Arsenal are thought to be keen to offload the 30-year-old’s huge wages, and according to the Mirror, are prepared to subsidise a percentage of his salary in order to facilitate a loan move away.

The North London side were reportedly keen to offload Ozil from their wage bill in the summer, though little interest proved forthcoming with Turkish side Fenerbahce the only side to show interest before being priced out of a move.

Ozil has shown no interest in leaving the Emirates which is somewhat understandable considering his £350,000-a-week contract still has two years left to run, with Arsenal now desperate to move him on in some capacity following his lack of impact in recent months.

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