By 90Min
December 02, 2018

Arsenal play-maker Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium despite signing a new contract with the Gunners in January, with Italian giants reportedly ready to make a move for the German.

The ex-Germany international was left on the bench by Unai Emery last week during Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Bournemouth and was unavailable for the north London derby due to injury, as doubts continue to surface about his work-rate, especially during tough away fixtures.

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Reports in The Sun suggest that Italian giants Inter are interested in signing Ozil and could offer the midfielder a way out of the Premier League if his relationship with Emery continues to sour.

Currently third in the Serie A, the I Nerazzurri are one of a select number of clubs who could afford paying Ozil's £350,000-per-week wages. 

Although a move in the January transfer window is extremely unlikely, Inter could swoop next summer, adding to their impressive midfield options of Radja Nainggolan, Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Perisic.

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Since signing for Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for what was then a club-record fee of £42m, Ozil has won three major honours with the club and established himself as key player under former boss Arsene Wenger. 

Yet under his new manager, the 30-year-old midfielder has struggled with consistency this season, only showing glimpses of his undoubted talent. 

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With the Gunners facing the prospect of having to play nine games over a period of just four weeks, Ozil will be expected to adapt to Emery's new tactical approach or risk being left out of the squad altogether.

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