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EPL: Arsenal in battle with Ozil over future

Timothy Aiyeku

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Mesut Ozil

One would-be achievement for Arsenal this summer transfer window is to get rid of German international Mesut Ozil from the club but that has been difficult.

The presence of Mesut Ozil at the Emirates Stadium has continued to be a burden on the club financially, yet taking it off has been very difficult.

Options have been handed to the former Real Madrid player on his future but he has turned down all by insisting he would end his contract with the club.

The Gunners have offered him the option of being paid off or getting a new club so that they share a part of his wage but he has insisted he is not ready and willing to leave.

Kaveh Solhekol has now revealed that there is a standoff at the Emirates Stadium over his future as Arsenal are disappointed with the fact that Mesut Ozil is unwilling to leave despite being irrelevant.

Commentators have also argued that at the expense of his career, the former Real Madrid player might be punishing the Gunners for reasons best known to him.

Despite the £350,000 weekly wage invested in the German international with very little contribution from him, Arsenal will lose Mesut Ozil without financial gains if he leaves at the end of his contract.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.