Mustafi, meanwhile, has also fallen down the pecking order this season and was linked with a shock move to Barcelona before the Spaniards ruled out a swoop.
It’s unclear what Arsenal’s thinking is behind getting rid of Ozil’s friends, but the club remain intent on parting ways with the World Cup winner.
However Arteta recently admitted that the club will assess the future of the out-of-favour midfielder at the end of the January transfer window.
When asked about a potential return for the 32-year-old, Arteta told reporters: “We will see what happens in the transfer window and we will assess that at the end.”
Arteta also said the club would not look to cut short the contracts of players that are not in his plans.