Mesut Ozil signed a new contract earlier this year when Arsene Wenger was in charge at Arsenal.

Unai Emery was appointed as the Frenchman’s successor in the summer and the former’s relationship with 30-year-old has fractured, if reports from Tutto Mercato Web are to be believed.

The World Cup winner with Germany last featured for the Gunners in his side’s 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers last month.

It’s claimed the strained relationship between the ex-Sevilla manager and the German is ‘tense’, and it could see the latter leave the Emirates in January.

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TMW mentions Ozil wants to find Cristiano Ronaldo, either as his teammate or his opponent in the same league. This reason, coupled with his desire to try out a new league – the Serie A – has made him consider making a switch to Italy.

The Arsenal player ‘would like to try an experience in Italy’.

Emery is mentioned as a ‘main motivation’ behind the former Real Madrid star’s decision to leave his current employer, but his contract at Arsenal lasts until 2021 and that could make it difficult for Serie A clubs in signing him.

It’ll be interesting to see how things develop in the coming weeks. The less Ozil plays, the more rumours will appear.