Mesut Ozil hoping to stay in the Premier League after Arsenal exit

Mesut Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season
Mesut Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is open to joining another Premier League club when his contract runs out at the Emirates.

The German is in the final year of his deal in north London and though the club would rather sell him for a fee in the January transfer window, it appears more likely that Ozil will be allowed to walk away for free at the end of the current campaign.

The former Real Madrid star earns £350,000-a-week at the club but he’s been frozen out by Mikel Arteta, who left Ozil out of both his Premier League and Europa League squads.

Ozil has made it clear he wants to stay at the Emirates but it feels inevitable that he will leave and the midfielder is open to staying in England, according to the Mirror.

Ozil is yet to play a single minute this term
Ozil is yet to play a single minute this term (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

According to the report, Ozil is confident that he can land another top club either within the Premier League or from across the globe.

Ozil’s exile is not down to his ability and the playmaker, 32, has never been reliant on pace.

It’s unlikely that another club could offer Ozil the type of wages that he earns at Arsenal, which were gifted to him just four months before Arsene Wenger’s departure in 2017.

However, given Ozil would not command a fee at the end of the season, clubs could hand a him a larger signing-on fee to compensate for his drop in salary.

Ozil is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs in January.

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