‘Intermediaries’ offering Arsenal star to clubs as Gunners ready to sell

Mesut Ozil is being offered to other clubs by ‘intermediaries’, according to reports.

The Arsenal star only signed a new deal a year ago, but has found his playing time slashed since Unai Emery took over at the Emirates.

Ozil has missed as many games as he played in this season, and his future at Arsenal is clouded in doubt.

The Telegraph claim intermediaries with strong links to China and Italy are making checks on which club could afford Ozil.

The German earns £350,000 a week at Arsenal and his wages were the major road block to a possible exit in the January transfer window.

As well as being overlooked by Emery, Ozil has missed a host of games and training sessions to injuries and illnesses.

Arsenal’s attempts to bring in reinforcements during January were severely hampered by their lack of transfer funds and the Gunners will be in a similar situation in the summer if Emery fails to deliver Champions League football.

Offloading Ozil could be a major injection of cash for Arsenal, but only if the intermediaries can find a club to match the wage he earns in London.

The intermediaries are not thought to be directly tied to Arsenal, however, it is expected the club would listen to offers for Ozil.

While Ozil is considered one of the most talented attackers in the world, Arsenal fans have been continually frustrated by the 30-year-old’s inconsistency and spells of absences.

With 18 appearances so far this season, Ozil has managed four goals and two assists, but has not contributed a goal or assist in the Premier League since October.

Emery left Ozil out of Arsenal’s most recent game against Huddersfield after the player reported sick on the day of the match.