Unai Emery demands Arsenal sell Mesut Ozil
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has demanded that the club sell midfielder Mesut Ozil this summer regardless of what it may cost them.
According to the Daily Star, Emery agrees with the club fans who have demanded the ouster of the German, and he will demand that the club get rid of Ozil this summer when he meets club officials to discuss their transfer strategy for the upcoming summer window.
Ozil failed to impress against Chelsea and was visibly unimpressed with Emery's decision to substitute him in the second half of the game, and the manager is said to be furious that the club's top earner would act in such a way.
The 30-year-old earns £270,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium, where he is under contract until the summer of 2021. However, with transfer funds hard to come by, freeing up money by cutting ties with Ozil is thought to be high on Emery's wish list.
Arsenal may be forced to agree to a free transfer, or even pay a portion of his wages to send him away on loan. The final option, which Emery is said to be prepared to act on, is to pay Ozil £24m to buy him out of his contract.