Arsenal management are reportedly desperate to increase the summer transfer market budget and will try to offload Mesut Ozil to give the Club a financial boost.
The 30-year-old star experienced a difficult campaign last year, as not only was he limited to 35 matches across all competitions as Mesut struggled to hold down a starting berth sometimes, but he registered just six goals and three assists.
For a midfielder of his quality, that simply is not good enough and Gunners will feel as though they undoubtedly need more from the German if they are to break back into the Top 4 in the Premier League moving forward.
However, according to a British tabloid The Sun, their preference may well be to sell Mesut, as it’s claimed that they are desperate to increase the touted £45 million transfer budget currently in place for the summer by selling him to bring in a possible £30 million fee, and also getting his £350,000-a-week salary off the wage bill will make a significant difference too.
That, in turn, would perhaps give Gunners more financial flexibility when tabling contracts to targets, although normally for that kind of money and with not enough in return during the past 12 months.
It will certainly be a difficult task to reach an agreement with any interested club as few will be able, or willing, to meet those figures.
However, it remains to be seen if the north London heavyweights are forced to keep Mesut on and hope that he can deliver the next campaign.