Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed he’s f****** upset by the criticism Ozil gets – and wants Arteta to take more responsibility for the saga.
“It’s so sad, Mesut needs to be playing,” said Wright on on Wrighty’s House podcast.
“Whatever people say about how he plays and what’s happened, I’m really f****** upset with the people who are continually talking about his money.
“Money that we paid him. Money that no one in their right mind is going to turn down. Money that for him and his ability at the time and what he was supposedly going to do for us – he was worth that to us.
“OK it’s not worked out how it should have been but Mesut is very much within his right to do what he’s doing and it still pains me to know that we’ve had a player of that calibre and ability and we’ve not been able to get what we need to get out of him. For him to perform.