Loan Move Could Be On The Cards
Arsenal are willing to pay some of Mesut Ozil’s wages if it means offloading the former Germany international.
Ozil has fallen out of favour under Unai Emery and wasn’t part of the 18-man squad for last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Arsenal have already offered the 30-year-old to Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan, but both clubs have rejected any deal because of his £350,000-a-week wages. The Gunners are eyeing up former Atletico Madrid forward Yannick Carrasco as Ozil’s replacement. The Belgium international earns a similar wage to Ozil and there is no room in the Arsenal wage structure for another player on such high earnings.
Inter are particularly keen on a loan deal for Ozil and would be more open to the prospect if the Gunners make a contribution.
No Exit Yet For Mislintat
Meanwhile, Arsenal are insisting that head of football recruitment Sven Mislintat isn’t leaving the Emirates.
The former Borussia Dortmund chief scout is believed to be ready to return to Germany with Bayern Munich keen to secure his services.
Mislintat was brought in to Arsenal by former chief executive Ivan Gazidis on a salary of over £1million a year. But the news that the Gunners have sounded out their former player Edu as technical director has gone down badly with Mislintat. He is said to be angry at having been passed over and is ready to move on.