The future of Mesut Özil could become clearer over the next 10 days – but according to his lawyer, his “priority” is to remain at Arsenal until the end of the season. Özil, 32, was left for this season out of both Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads.
The German World Cup winner can now talk to foreign teams as he reaches the final six months of his lucrative deal with the Gunners – estimated to be worth about £ 350,000 a week -. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mesut Özil (@m10 official)Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is looking to cut numbers further during the transfer window in January as defender Sead Kolasinac returns to his former club Former Real Madrid midfielder Özil was connected with a move to DC United and Fenerbahce in Turkey for Major League Soccer. Dr. Erkut Sogut, Özil’s agent, emphasized that his client is currently focusing on finishing his time at Emirates Stadium. “We were not legally allowed to speak before Jan. 1, so we are just now starting to look at the options with the numbers and details,” Sogut told ESPN.com. “I can’t talk directly about the clubs because that would be unprofessional, but in general there are still six months left on the contract and it’s nothing unusual for us to talk to people about different options and try to find the best option for Mesut. “He might remain until the summer at Arsenal, but he might leave as well. Mesut’s goal is to stay, but you never know, things can change very quickly in soccer. “Mesut’s priority is to stay, but you never know in soccer, things can change very quickly. ” Great spirit – 3 wins in a row Team looks fantastic with a No10 like Emile Smith Rowe – the difference maker #YaGunnersYa #COYG #WBAARS @Arsenal- Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 2, 2021 “If we want to leave in January, I have to talk to Arsenal. If we sign in the summer (with another club), we don’t have to. This is the situation. “It’s going to be a little easier in the next seven to ten days, now that we’re going to leave in January. After three straight Premier League wins, the pressure on Arteta has eased as Arsenal is now 11th in the table. In the third round at home in Newcastle on Saturday, the Gunners begin their defense of the FA Cup.