Arsenal May Have To Pay Ozil To Leave – Merson Give Reason

Arsenal may “end up having to pay” Mesut Ozil to leave the club, claims Paul Merson, with the German playmaker out of favour but showing no desire to leave a lucrative contract.

Exit talk is nothing new when it comes to a World Cup winner in north London.
Ozil has been a divisive figure throughout his time in England, with questions often asked of his commitment to the cause a
And desire to dig deep when the going gets tough.
That is posing a problem to Arsenal, along with their struggles to get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tied down to fresh terms, and Merson admits drastic action may need to be taken by a club that has been risk averse for far too long.
The former Gunners star told the Daily Star:
“There’s Mesut Ozil’s wages to get off the books. They might end up having to pay him just to leave.
“And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs a new contract that won’t come cheap. He’s already in his 30s but Arsenal can’t afford to lose him.
“That’s a lot of money gone already. And I know Arsenal. I played there. Arsenal don’t gamble with their money.
“They don’t take big risks in the transfer market. It’s not their way. Arteta must know that – but if you don’t ask, you don’t get I suppose.
“A lot depends on the market as well. If someone goes for £80-90m at the start of the window, Arsenal are in trouble because it sets a tone and they can’t match it.
“But I think it’s hard for a lot of clubs to spend money right now, so you might find the top players everybody wants just don’t hit the market.”

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