Unai Emery, Arsenal’s Spanish coach, is willing and ready to allow Mezut Ozil leave the club in other to free up funds, in particular his huge wages, and space to accommodate his own signings, according to the Daily Mail.
Ozil did not even make the bench when Arsenal visited West Ham over the weekend – a match they lost by one goal to nil.
In direct contrast with the skillful German’s fortunes under former legendary coach Arsene Wenger, when Ozil was a regular starter, his omission from the match-day squad has happened a few times already this season.
Ozil’s £350,000 per week wages, coupled with the feeling that he lacks physical intensity, is believed to be the main reason Emery wants rid of him, and the Daily Mail is in no doubt that his latest omission “was a pointed instruction to the club’s board that, as far as Emery is concerned, the German is dispensable”.
The flurry of criticisms that were aimed at Emery, in the wake of the West Ham loss, for leaving out Ozil will have further made the Arsenal coach even more determined to quickly get the German out of the door.
Arsenal and their recruitment department have already identified players, such as Dennis Suarez of Barcelona as ideal signings, but they need to free up funds to actualize those signings.