Arteta says Ozil is free to negotiate with other clubs.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that Mesut Ozil can negotiate with other clubs and also free to leave if the deal is suitable for but club and midfielder.

The German was not registered in the first half of the Premier League by the Gunners and has yet to be involved in a match in any competition this season for Arteta’s side despite being one of the club’s top earners.

“I don’t know what is going to happen. Obviously now he’s free to negotiate with other clubs. We will discuss internally what the best situation for him is for the near future, obviously with the player and the agent too, and try to find the best solution for everyone,” Arteta said.

“If something was sorted this month, it’s because it is good for both parties, it is good for Mesut and his future, and it’s good for the club. If that’s the case, we will move forward, of its not the case the player will stay here.”

Arteta stated that Ozil has been training with the squad but and have also been given some time because of personal issues as well.

The Gunners boss stated further that the club is aware of Ozil situation and conversation have been going on with Mesut Ozil and the agent internally.

“We are aware of all the conversations we have had internally with Mesut and his agent, and this communication keeps going and of course he is free to talk to any club and he is entitled to do this.”

“The decision has to be made when you have to reduce the list of players, when you have to play them or not play them all the time. We know that we have a really important player who is one of the key players in the past few seasons for this football club. We have to make a decision, I had to make a decision and I made it.”

“I knew the consequences of it and now we’re going to have to make another one in January, and we will just putting the balance on what is the best thing for the club and the best thing for the team, and what the intentions of the player are, and we will try to find the right solutions for that.”


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