Milan clubs tipped to swoop for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil

Reports stemming from Italy today suggest that both Inter and AC Milan are interested in the January signing of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Ozil the enigma

Ozil, who splits opinion among fans and pundits alike due to his languid style on the pitch, has been plying his trade at the Emirates stadium since 2013, when he made the move from Real Madrid for 50 million Euro.

After playing a key role over his early seasons in north London, though, the last couple of years have seen the German struggle.

A combination of poor form, fitness struggles and what all has all too frequently appeared to be a basic lack of effort, have seen Ozil slip down the pecking order, particularly since the arrival of Unai Emery last summer.

Last season saw the 30-year-old manage starts in just 20 of Arsenal’s Premier League outings.

Unai Emery speaks with Mesut Ozil during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The early months of the new campaign, meanwhile, have proven even more of a struggle for Ozil.

To this point, across the Gunners’ 8 league fixtures, the gifted midfield creator has notched just a solitary start.

Serie A links

As such, recent reports have suggested that Arsenal could even be willing to loan Ozil out upon the opening of the winter transfer window.

And, on the back of heavy links to Turkish giants Fenerbahce, a pair of European heavyweights are now said to be expressing a keen interest in the out-of-favour Arsenal man.

The outfits in question are AC Milan and Inter Milan.

As per reports from Italian outlet Calciomercato and more, both Milanese giants are eyeing Ozil’s signature in January.

One major sticking point in any potential San Siro switch, though, remains the 30-year-old’s hefty wage demands.

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