Manchester United have suffered a major transfer blow following the news that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wants to stay at the club to fight for his place in the Gunners starting XI.
European clubs like Manchester United and Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have been heavily linked with a transfer for the 2014 FIFA World Cup winner in the wake of his struggles at Arsenal since Spanish tactician Unai Emery became manager in the summer.
Mesut Ozil is keen to stay on and fight for his place at Arsenal as confirmed by the ESPN via the Manchester Evening News (MEN).
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The 30-year-old was dropped from the Arsenal starting XI for some games by Unai Emery thereby fuelling doubts over his long-term future in North London.
Mesut Ozil was first dropped from the Arsenal starting XI during the 2-1 away victory over South Coast club Bournemouth in November.
The former Real Madrid and Werder Bremen playmaker then missed out of the Arsenal squad for the North London clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup with Unai Emery claiming that his omission was for tactical reasons.
Manchester United have been linked with several forward options in this transfer window including Mesut Ozil.