Arsenal star Mesut Ozil He was reportedly the subject of a £ 5 million bid from Saudi club Al-Nasr but refused to move to the Middle East.

Ozil enters the final year of his contract with Gunners and will not be offered a new deal as the club looks to find a way to get his £ 350,000 a week salary from the payroll.

Since football resumed in June, Ozil has not appeared for the club despite his fitness and readiness.

As it stands, director Mikel Arteta has no plans to use the German playmaker and remains satisfied not to include it.


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But despite his current position, Ozil insists he will remain Arsenal Until next summer when his contract expires.

In the summer, victory was said to have offered Ozil a deal worth $ 20 million (£ 15 million) per year.

And now TyC Sports Victory claimed to have returned with a two-year contract, but Ozil told them his position had not changed and he would stay with Arsenal until 2021.

Meanwhile, former Ozil coach Arsene Wenger believes Arteta can still get something from the 31-year-old.

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He told the German newspaper Der Spiegel: “He was not exactly the person with the most discipline on the field.

“ Playing the game without the ball wasn’t exactly his strength.

“But you can handle that if you put some defensive-minded player on his side.

“ The main thing is to properly balance attack and defense.

“Players have lost their technical quality over the past ten years.

“Sport has become more important than technology and decision-making.

“It’s more about physical characteristics, strength, and explosiveness. It’s also about being a showman.”