David Ornstein has given the following update on Arsenal and Mesut Ozil.
Ozil’s position at Arsenal is a major talking point at the Emirates Stadium.
Last season Ozil agreed a contract extension at the club, worth 350,000 pounds a week.
However Ozil is struggling to get into Emery’s matchday squads at the moment, let alone in the Arsenal XI.
According to Ornstein, Unai Emery has told Ozil to leave the club this January:
Unai Emery has suggested to Mesut Ozil that it would be best for him to leave the club. And the hierarchy of the club feels that they would like him to move on.
I think that’s mainly financially driven for a player earning £350,000 per week but also related to that is the fact he is not performing anywhere near the level when he has played on a consistent basis as we know he can produce from the past.
So will Ozil leave Arsenal in January?
While Emery may want the German out of the club, Ozil has a different take.
Ornstein went on the state that Ozil has no intention of walking out on his current Arsenal contract:
He has no desire to leave, Mesut Ozil, so he won’t be leaving in the January transfer window. I’m told he’s working extremely hard to get himself fit. Reports coming out of London Colney is that he’s now doing extra gym work and he has a positive demeanour. He’s determined to work his way back into the side.
The word was that he wasn’t doing a lot of the extra work most players were, and he is now. I’ve heard positive things about his behaviour, his commitment, his relationships with the teammates.
Ornstein’s comments on Ozil’s hard work at training is seemingly backed up by Ozil’s recent updates on social media