Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has rejected a lucrative deal from Saudi Arabia as he remains determined to see out the final year of his contract with the Gunners.

The Saudi deal was confirmed by journalist Duncan Castles.

He told Transfer Window podcast that the Arsenal playmaker has received a big offer from Saudi Arabia and that he has decided against the deal.

His decision has led to the frustrations of the Arsenal hierarchy with the club desperate to offload him.

Duncan Castles said that Ozil’s affiliation with Turkey played a key role in his decision to turn down the Saudi deal.

Arsenal have already made their move in the quest to offload Mesut Ozil by leaving the German out of their Europa League squad.

The club wants to get his £350,000 per week salary off the wage bill.

Ozil is also expected to be left out of the Premier League squad later this month.

Apart from Ozil, the likes of Sokratis Papasthathopoulos and William Saliba also missed out on the Europa League squad.

Ozil has not played for Arsenal since March shortly before the break in Premier League football last season as a result of the pandemic.

He has been frozen out of the team by Mikel Arteta.


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