Premier League giants Arsenal will need to offload controversial midfielder Mesut Ozil in their quest to sign China-based winger Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco.
Yannick Carrasco plays for Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang at the moment.
Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb revealed that the Gunners can only afford the huge financial salary of the former AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid winger if they can get the wages of Mesut Ozil off the books at Arsenal.
Yannick Carrasco earns at least £170,000 on a weekly basis at the Chinese Super League club.
Mesut Ozil has lost his starting place at Arsenal since Unai Emery took over and reports claim that the Spanish coach has already offered to two Italian clubs namely Juventus and Inter Milan.
Arsenal will find it hard to get Mesut Ozil and his £350,000 weekly wages off the wage bill at the club.
2014 World Cup winner Ozil signed the contract in February 2018 and he still has two-and-a-half years left on the three-year deal that he signed last year.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has dropped Mesut Ozil from his squad on several occasions this season including last weekend’s London Derby clash with West Ham United.
Without the German, Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by their hosts with Declan Rice getting the only goal of the game.