Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr made a £ 5 million offer to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, but the German was not interested in the move.
Özil, who was left out of the Gunners team in the Europa League, has repeatedly insisted that he wants to stay at the Emirates Stadium and fight for his place in the team, despite the fact that Arsenal are willing to consider terminating his contract. .
Despite his chances of playing looking incredibly slim, Ozil is apparently determined to stay. César Luis Merlo of TyC Sports claims he had the opportunity to sign a lucrative two-year contract with Al-Nassr, who had a £ 5 million offer for the midfielder accepted, but his refusal to leave caused the move to be broken.
Arsenal are running out of time to find a potential buyer for Ozil. They spent much of the summer looking for options, with teams in Turkey and even Major League Soccer considered potential buyers.
As David Ornstein of The Athletic pointed out, Arsenal’s determination to sell early at the window may have stemmed from the fact that Ozil was owed a £ 8 million loyalty bonus in late September as a reward for staying at the club, and Arsenal with cash problems. I wish I had avoided paying that.
No buyer came forward and Arsenal were forced to shell out those £ 8 million and that unwanted blow to their finances might well explain why the Gunners’ chase of midfielder Thomas Partey on the day of the deadline seemed so frantic and sudden.
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