Former Germany international Mesut Ozil has turned down an offer from the Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbache.
Under Unai Emery, life at the Emirates was resentful for Mesut Ozil. An outcast in the Arsenal side, he was regularly the subject of a move out of the north London club.
The 31-year-old had a respite with the appointment of Mikel Arteta, but that honeymoon was short-lived.
Since the restart of the season, the playmaker has been left out in the cold, failing to make a single Premier League appearance.
According to German news outlet Bild, Fenerbache have offered the Arsenal outcast a way out of the Emirates but the 31-year-old has reportedly rejected the transfer move.
It was reported that the Turkish side are unable to meet Ozil’s hefty 350,000-per-week salary demands.
Hope at The Emirates?
When asked if Xhaka could be an example for both players, Arteta replied: “That applies for any player, and any member of the staff.
“If you really show that then you’re deciding to do the best, not for yourself, but for the team and for the club, I think everybody will welcome you.
“It’s not just me that has to give the green light. It’s everybody that has to be supportive and you need to feel as well that support from everybody because if not it’s a very uncomfortable situation.”
With 12 months left on his contract, Ozil would be available on a free transfer next year. Arsenal might, however, move to cash in on the midfielder now, as he sets into the twilight of his career.
The German has registered 29 goals and 55 assists since his shocking deadline day move to Arsenal in 2013.