Date: 18th January 2019 at 6:20pm
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is ‘not thinking’ about whether Mesut Ozil will leave the club this January.

The German playmaker hasn’t featured for the since Boxing Day and was omitted from the 1-0 defeat to West Ham last weekend with Emery citing ‘tactical’ reasons for his decision not to select him.

There has been plenty of speculation over the 30-year-old’s future in recent weeks due to Emery’s continuity in not playing him and reports have linked the German with a move away from the as a result.

Emery is reportedly keen to move Ozil on in order to generate some transfer funds and to also loosen the club’s wage bill with the former star pocketing a massive £350,000-a-week.

The likes of Juventus, Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and even clubs in have all been linked with a move for the German this month, but it’s thought his wages would pose a huge problem in a deal materialising anytime soon.

However, when asked about the possibility of Ozil leaving this month, Emery said:

“I’m not thinking about that. I’m thinking about how he can help us this year with good performances.

“He’s had injuries and not been okay to play matches, but now after these two weeks maybe this Saturday will be okay for him.”

Ozil’s agent has previously stated that the creative midfielder is happy at the despite his lack of appearances this season under Emery.

take on Chelsea tomorrow afternoon and it remains to be seen whether Emery will select Ozil in his starting XI or even be included in the matchday squad.  

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