Arsenal boss Unai Emery left unimpressed with Mesut Ozil in training as transfer exit looms – Metro.co.uk

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)
Ozil is fighting for his future at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Mesut Ozil is increasingly concerned he may be forced out of Arsenal, according to reports.

Unai Emery has repeatedly overlooked the German playmaker this season and Ozil has made just two starts in all competitions.

While Ozil is happy in London and does not want to move, the Mirror claim Emery is ready to cut his losses with the attacker.

Emery has been left wholly unimpressed with Ozil’s attitude in training.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 29, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Ozil is failing to impress Emery in training (Picture: Getty)

Ozil’s work rate in training and in games is Emery’s main concern and as a result the 30-year-old has struggled to even make it onto Arsenal’s bench.

Arsenal would like to offload Ozil in January, but his £350,000-a-week salary is set to be a major stumbling block in any transfer.

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The Gunners, however, are prepared to pay part of Ozil’s wages should he move elsewhere in January.

Ozil has been omitted from the last two Premier League matchday squads and has played just once in the league this season.

With speculation mounting about a fall-out with Emery, the Arsenal boss explained at the start of this month why he continually snubbed Ozil.

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Arsenal aim to offload Ozil in January (Picture: Rex Features)

‘When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more,’ Emery said after Arsenal’s victory over Standard Liege.

‘He needs to continue working. Tomorrow we have training with the players who didn’t play, and on Sunday we have another match – and we are going to decide the same.

‘Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth and we want to carry on our same way in each match.’

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