Mesut Ozil: Unai Emery 'not thinking' about midfielder leaving the club

Mesut Ozil walks past Unai Emery

Ozil has started just 13 of the 22 Premier League games this season and looks to be hugely out of favour with Emery.

And yet, despite what's at stake, one name has dominated headlines ahead of the London derby: Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal are under greater pressure to win than Chelsea on Saturday, with last weekend's surprise loss against West Ham meaning another defeat will leave Unai Emery's team nine points adrift of fourth place.

Arsenal are believed to be interested in using the funds procured from Ozil's departure to try and delve into the transfer market in a bid to remain in pursuit of their targets.

Asked whether Ozil would feature this weekend, Emery said on Thursday: 'He has injuries, where sometimes he is okay, sometimes not okay.

Mesut Ozil now earns around 350,000 pounds per week at the Emirates which is a huge sum of money for a player who can not even make it to the match-day squad.

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"He didn't play the last game but this Saturday he could possibly be with us".

"I want every player to give consistency". I am thinking about how he can help us. "After these two weeks working, maybe he can be okay for us".

Ozil has reportedly been working harder than ever away from the football pitch by doing extra sessions to prove to Emery that he's fully committed to Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview that he has found it "difficult" to adapt to not being Maurizio Sarri's first-choice striker at Chelsea, but insisted that he will keep fighting to play regularly at Stamford Bridge.

It seemed like a matter of time before this particular move was sealed, and Arsenal fans can finally now have the flair they need in midfield to push forward and perhaps make that top four place their own.

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