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Mesut Ozil’s future is now known

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The future of Arsenal outcast Mezut Ozil is now known as he’s claimed that he would be seeing out his contract with the North London outfit before parting ways with the club.

The 32-year-old has been frozen out of the Gunners team by manager Mikel Arteta since the end of last season and has not featured for the team so far this season. He was also not included in the season’s Premier League and Europa League this season.

It was expected that the former Real Madrid would bid farewell to the club in the January winter transfer window to be able to get his career back on track but that is not happening after he insisted that he would be staying at the club until the next summer.

Mesut Ozil has also insisted on fighting for a place in the team but that will only be possible with the Carabao Cup at the moment. He is not actually allowed to play for Arsenal in the Premier League or Europa League until at least January when Arteta is allowed to resubmit his squads.

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However, he expressed confidence that he would find another top club when he leaves the Emirates Stadium not minding his age and the fact that he has not played any competitive football in a long time.

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The insinuations that his £350,000 weekly wage is the reason why several clubs have not come for Mesut Ozil has been dismissed by the fact that he received several offers in the last summer transfer window but turned them down.

However, Gunners legend Paul Merson has continued to slam manager Mikel Arteta’s decision to snub the German international despite not having a replacement for him.

Mikel Arteta has stated that he has kept Mesut Ozil out of the team for “football reasons” but that seems not to be acceptable to the club’s legend knowing that Arsenal have picked just 13 points from 11 games and sitting 15th place on the log.

“How would he not get in that team, Ozil?

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“They have no guile in midfield. If I’m a forward – an Aubameyang or Lacazette – I need Ozil in the team. I’m only as good as the players giving me the ball. ”

Asked about many Arsenal fans agreeing with the decision initially, he added: “Of course they did, because all they are worried about is how many noughts are on his wages, and he doesn’t run around.

“Then they all go to the pub on a Saturday night and sit and have a drink going, ‘Oh if we had 11 Xhaka’s, we’d be alright, we’d definitely stay up, we’d win the league, wouldn’t we? See how he ran around today?’ And all that

“Ozil has to play. Don’t worry about his wages, don’t worry about running around. Just give him the ball and get other people to run around, and that’s how you get results.”

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Arsenal told this target will cost much but will be an amazing addition

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Arsenal has been told by Kevin Phillips that Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans would cost them much but he will be “an amazing” signing for them.

The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 24-year-old would “walk into most teams in the Premier League.”

The north London club is looking at a number of options as they are obviously short in the midfield. The club has recently sent Ainsley Maitland Niles out on loan to Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma while Granit Xhaka received a red card and will be available for a game.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the potential arrival of Tielemans, Phillips said: “He’d be an amazing signing.

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“I think he’s an amazing player. He’d walk into most teams in the Premier League.

“The way Arsenal play, he’d suit them. Arteta wants them to play out from the back and Tielemans is very comfortable on the ball.

“It would cost them a lot of money to get him out of Leicester but it’d probably be worth it. He is a signing that they need. They need extra quality in that area.

“I think he’d be a great signing for Arsenal. It’d be a major blow for Leicester.”

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The Belgium international has entered the final 18 months of his contract at the King Power Stadium so it is still a 50:50 chance for Arsenal.

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Rangnick might be leaving the door open for Arsenal to land United star with latest development at Old Trafford

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Latest development at Old Trafford hints that Arsenal could simply land Anthony Martial with less challenge if not well managed by interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

Just recently, Rangnick accused the Frenchman, who is keen to leave the club because of lack of game time, of refusing to be in the squad to play.

Rangnick said “He [Anthony Martial] didn’t want to be in the squad.

“He would have been in the squad normally but he didn’t want to and that was the reason why he didn’t travel with us yesterday.”

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In his reaction, Martial hit back at those claims, saying: “I will never refuse to play a match for Manchester United.

“I’ve been here for 7 years and I never disrespected and will never disrespect the club and the fans.”

While the wide-man’s stance seems clear for his future, situations like this could prompt his move whether that ends up being at the Emirates or not.

Arsenal are keen on a forward as they are not sure of the future of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may not play for the club again.

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Also the fact that Nicolas Pepe has not been at his best with lack of consistent performance makes a move for Martial valid.

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Arsenal told existing midfielder not strong enough, reason why this signing must happen

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Former Arsenal man, Kevin Campbell has told the North London outfit that they need to sign Yves Bissouma because Albert Sambi Lokonga is not strong enough for the Premier League yet.

Bissouma has been on the Gunners’ radar for a long time now as the Malian continues to impress at Brighton.

Some reports have claimed he could join a top club soon enough and Arsenal could be the ideal next step for him.

Mikel Arteta is particular about a midfielder, having hinted that he is short in that position but who he will be bringing in remains unknown.

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Campbell said the Brighton midfielder is best and would end up as a good buy for the Gunners.

He told Football Insider: “I think Arsenal need two midfielders though, if I am honest with you.

“Lokonga is a good young player but he is not strong enough to be a mainstay in that midfield yet. We need some experience in there.

“Bissouma is young and has experience. I think they need another one as well though. Bissouma would make us so much stronger for the second half of the season.”

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Meanwhile, Arsenal are keen on the signature of Authur Melo with reports that a bid has been submitted already for his signature.

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Verdit passed over English defender at Arsenal

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Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has claimed he is unsure Calum Chambers is a player for the future at Arsenal.

While hailing the player for proving critics wrong with his recent performance with the opportunity handed to him, the former striker said he can relied upon by manager Mikel Arteta but doesn’t think he has a future at the Emirates Stadium.

Phillips also praised the England international for silencing his doubters with Thursday’s showing.

“Credit to Chambers, because it hasn’t been an easy ride for him at Arsenal,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

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“He’s come in for a bit of criticism over the years, but all you can do when you get on that pitch is try and ram those comments back down people’s throats. He’s done exactly that at Anfield.

“Arteta is trying to create something at Arsenal with the spirit after stripping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captaincy. He really means business, and he wants his players to reflect that as well.

“Chambers really rose to the challenge against Liverpool, he was brilliant. Is he the future of Arsenal? I’m not so sure, but he’s a player Arteta can rely on.”

Chambers has started just two league games for Arsenal this season among five appearances in all competitions.

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The versatile defender is out of contract at the end of this season after joining the Gunners in 2014

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Arsenal urged beat Villa to Bissouma after £40m update

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Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal to beat Aston Villa in their race for the signature of Brighton’s Yves Bissouma this January winter transfer window.

The North London outfit want a midfielder, especially as Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are away on national assignments for the African Nations Cup.

Mikel Arteta admitted that he is short in the midfield and wants to have at least, an addition.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the 25-year-old would make Mikel Arteta’s side “so much stronger” as Aston Villa are reportedly willing to sign him for £40 million.

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Campbell wants the London club to meet Brighton’s valuation for the player this month.

“Don’t mess around Arsenal,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“This is a move that has been spoken about for 18 months and I think we will do it. Just do the deal. Go and get him in. Pay the £40million.

“I think Arsenal need two midfielders though, if I am honest with you.

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“Lokonga is a good young player but he is not strong enough to be a mainstay in that midfield yet. We need some experience in there.

“Bissouma is young and has experience. I think they need another one as well though. Bissouma would make us so much stronger for the second half of the season.”

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Martin Keown urges Arsenal to sign “awesome” winger capable of replacing Pepe

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Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged manager Mikel Arteta and Edu to sign “awesome” Wolves winger Adama Traore.

He has been linked with arch-rivals Tottenham as he is out of contract at Molineux in 2023.

Spurs are keen on signing Traore on loan until the end of the season, with an obligation to buy, according to the Telegraph.

For Arsenal, he is tipped to perfectly replace Nicolas Pepe who has been struggling to maintain a consistent performance for the club since his big money move.

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According to Keown, the winger is perfect for the Gunners, knowing he already has an idea of the English Premier League.

Wolves reportedly want around £20million for the winger, a drop from the £50m that was requested last summer.

There are suggestions that the player will not renew his contract at the Premier League club, meaning they could cash in on him this month.

And former Arsenal defender Keown has urged Mikel Arteta to strike a deal for Traore.

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“I feel Traore is awesome at times and just for once, we have the satisfaction of seeing it,” Keown told BBC Final Score.

“It’s a lovely finish from him. I’d sign him if I was a manager. Arsenal – get in and buy him.”

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Arsenal told this signing will take the club to the next level

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Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has told Arsenal that the signing of Dusan Vlahovic will take the club to “the next level”.

Arsenal seek to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the Fiorentina striker has been named as a good fit.

The former Leeds United stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is positive that the striker will be able to replicate his incredible goalscoring form in the Premier League.

“He’s only 21, and for club and country, he has one in two, I mean, wow,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“It would be one hell of a statement. It would be a massive statement for them.

“Arsenal have really picked up this season and putting a striker like that in the team might take them to that next level.

“I think they have been looking a bit toothless in front of goal at times.

“They are missing that top-quality striker that the other big six teams have.

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“If they get this guy, and I think they can, it would be a massive, massive signing for them.

“He looks deadly and if he’s scoring that many goals in Italy there is a good chance he can do it in England as well.”

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Man United, Arsenal handed major boost in chase of Bundesliga after club made a decision

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Manchester United and Arsenal have been handed a major transfer boost in their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria as the club’s sporting director Max Eberl made it clear that he can leave.

Both Arsenal and United have been linked with the midfielder as they are both in need of an addition.

Eberl has admitted that Zakaria is free to depart this month, leaving the suitors with the opportunity of submitting a bid.

“There’s nothing on my desk,” the Gladbach sporting director told Kicker.

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“It’s not surprising that there is speculation about both of them and especially Denis, but it’s no longer our topic.

“They both still have a half year of contract. But we have also said again and again that if something comes up that we have to deal with for financial reasons.

“I cannot rule out that both will leave the club in winter – or one. There will be changes in the summer. We’ve worked with one squad for almost three years now.”

Interestingly, Zakaria was left out of the Gladbach squad that suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

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Mikel Arteta made it clear that his team is short in the midfield and he is keen to add more depth to his squad.

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