Contracted to Arsenal until 2021, Mesut Özil remains a problem for the Gunners since there’s a sense they need to play him considering how much they pay him, yet he doesn’t always offer all that much.
Six goals and three assists in 33 appearances isn’t exactly the return you would want from a £300k/week (estimated) attacking midfielder, even if that is still far better than Alexis Sanchez’s output at Manchester United.
There have been many transfer windows when Arsenal fans felt as if this might be the last time they see the German playmaker in the red and white shirt, but few clubs seem to actually want the 30-year-old.
However, Paris United in France claim Antero Henrique, Paris Saint-Germain’s director of football, tried to convince Özil to sign for the Ligue 1 champions in January.
(Un?)fortunately for the Gunners and their fans, the German international turned down the chance to play under Thomas Tuchel and in the Champions League, preferring to stay in London instead.
Needing midfielders and general squad depth, the French side have now turned their attention to other players, such as Napoli’s Allan, Ajax’s Donny Van de Beek and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara.