Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil ‘likely’ to complete MLS transfer with Gunners in talks to rip up £350k a week contract
10th October 2020

MESUT OZIL is reportedly 'likely' to seal a transfer to the MLS as Arsenal try to rip up the outcast's £350,000 a week contract.

The Mirror reports Ozil is 'likely' to cross the Atlantic and join an MLS side in January.

The Gunners have made repeated attempts to cancel the German midfielder's contract – which finally runs out in the summer.

And after failing to broker a deal with the ex-Real Madrid star in the last few weeks, Arsenal are set to re-open talks with the aim of getting him off the wage bill in the New Year.

The stumbling block is thought to be Ozil's desire to be paid the full £13million remaining on his contract in order to walk away.

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The MLS transfer window is open until October 29 – potentially giving Ozil three weeks to sort out a shock deal now.

In July, SunSport exclusively revealed he is keen on a move to the US but not until his Arsenal contract has expired.

His chances of any first-team action in North London are beyond slim with boss Mikel Arteta refusing to play the World Cup winner.

Ozil – who turns 32 on October 15 – was NOT included in Arteta's 25-man Europa League squad.

Technical director Edu revealed Ozil received the news in a face-to-face showdown with manager Arteta.

He is also set to miss the cut for Arsenal's Premier League squad of the same size.

Ozil offered to save Arsenal's mascot Gunnersaurus from extinction by using his own deep pockets.

The Gunners had SACKED the man behind the costume in Covid-19 cost-cutting measures.

Jerry Quy got the boot after 27 years with his service not deemed essential with fans barred from attending games at the Emirates.

Ozil said: "I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous and loyal mascot and integral part of our club was made redundant after 27 years.

"As such, I'm offering to reimburse Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player so Jerry can continue his job that he loves so much."

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