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Former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas has made a bold statement claiming Mesut Ozil could be sold when the January transfer window opens if the club receives an attractive offer.
The Scottish pundit doesn’t evidently believe that Arsenal will struggle to keep the German midfielder in January after the former Real Madrid star made an inauspicious start to life under Arsene Wenger’s successor Unai Emery,
Emery was forced to deny reports of a training ground bust-up with the former Real Madrid playmaker but has publically demanded more from the club’s top earner who signed a new £350,000-a-week contract in February.
Ozil has responded this week with goals in successive matches but Nicholas remains unconvinced he is totally committed to Emery’s project.
“If this isn’t improved by January, and a decent offer comes in, Arsenal will let him go,” the Scot said.
“It keeps coming up that Fenerbahce and these sort of clubs would be interested in looking at him.
“I don’t know financially how they could do it, (perhaps) some of the Chinese money that has been floating about.
“There will be teams that are interested and I’ll tell you how it will end up working.
“It wouldn’t be a salary thing, it would be a big chunk of money that he would get and that would nurse the bruising that his salary would have to drop a bit.
“But the thing is, is he really that committed to it?
“I think we are starting to identify that the new manager, it’s taken him quite a bit of time, is getting on fine with him, but he will be saying ‘if you’re not playing well, you’ll be out the team’, and he will not accept that Ozil.”