Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil rejects transfer offer from Fenerbahce

first_imgArteta has frozen Ozil out of the team (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil has turned down an offer to leave Arsenal for Fenerbahce in the next transfer window, according to reports.The German looked to be a key part of Mikel Arteta’s plans when the Spaniard took over from Unai Emery in December.However, the 31-year-old is yet to feature for the Gunners since the restart and with less than 12 months remaining on his contract, he faces an uncertain future at the Emirates.And according to German publication Bild, the midfielder has rejected an advance from Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.ADVERTISEMENTOzil’s £350,000-a-week wages proved to be too big of a stumbling block in negotiations.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report states that the World Cup winner plans to see out the remainder of his contract at Arsenal, despite his lack of game time. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil rejects transfer offer from Fenerbahce Ozil was a key player for Arteta before the lockdown (Picture: Getty Images)Speaking before Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, Arteta suggested that Ozil still has a chance of getting back into the team.The Spaniard highlighted the case of Granit Xhaka, who re-established his place in the side after previously being stripped of the captaincy by former boss Emery.When asked if Xhaka’s revival could set an example for outcasts Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi to follow, Arteta said: ‘That applies for any player, and any member of the staff.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If you really show that then you’re deciding to do the best, not for yourself, but for the team and for the club, I think everybody will welcome you.‘It’s not just me that has to give the green light. It’s everybody that has to be supportive and you need to feel as well that support from everybody because if not it’s a very uncomfortable situation.’MORE: Joe Willock admits Arsenal players were ‘a bit sceptical’ when Mikel Arteta first arrivedMORE: Dani Ceballos speaks out on his future at ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Jul 2020 5:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShareslast_img

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