Super Lig side Fenerbahçe have opened talks with Arsenal about taking Mesut Ozil on loan in January.
It has been reported that the Gunners are willing to allow the 30-year old to leave the club, and are prepared to subsidise his £350,000 a week wages for any club prepared to take the World Cup winner off their hands.
Ozil has featured in the Premier League just once this season, with Dani Ceballos and Joe Willock preferred ahead of him. Whilst the German remains very popular with large sections of the fan base, it is clear that his style of play does not suit his Spanish manager.
Explaining why Ozil was omitted altogether from the squad that faced Standard Liège in the Europa League last week, Emery said “because I think other players deserve it more”.
Fenerbahçe were linked with a move to Ozil previously in the summer, with the player have close family and cultural links with Turkey.
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