Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager names Ozil in 8-man list of players to leave Emirates club

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager names Ozil in 8-man list of players to leave Emirates club

- Mikel Arteta is set to take drastic decision on the Arsenal squad during the transfer window

- Reports from the Gunners camp have it that eight players will be axed in January

- Ozil, Elneny, Balogun are among stars listed to depart the Emirates Stadium outfit

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Mikel Arteta seems to be preparing for a massive clear out at Premier League club Arsenal as reports claim the Gunners boss has prepared an eight-man list of stars to leave the squad.

UK outlet Independent are claiming that the tactician wants no fewer than eight players to be axed during the January transfer window.

It was gathered that Arteta understands the financial situation at the club and will do everything to reduce the wage bill drastically as they will also attempt to bring in new players.

Mesut Ozil is believed to be on the list, as the German is yet to make an appearance for the club since March 2020 due to a fallout with the tactician.

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Ozil, though, is not the only Arsenal player on the club’s axe-list, as the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson, Callum Chambers, Folarin Balogun, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Joe Willock are also believed to be seen as dispensable.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager names Ozil in 8-man list of players to leave Emirates club

Mikel Arteta has reportedly named 8players to leave Arsenal in January. Photo: Chloe Knott
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Nelson and Willock, though, might only be loaned out rather than sold, while the others are set to leave on permanent deals.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made fresh comments over the future of German outcast Mesut Ozil who has been left out of the Gunners’ squad.

The embattled Ozil has been left out of the Premier League as well as the club’s Europa league teams and Arsenal have continued to struggle in the English top-flight.

Fans have continued to call for the inclusion of the 32-year-old as more pressure continue to mount on the manager to make a decision on the player.

Mesut Ozil reportedly edged to leaving Arsenal as negotiations with Turkish giants Fenerbahce reached an advanced stage.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is probably nursing a dream of managing Spanish League giants Barcelona someday.

The 42-year-old became the Blues manager just one year after impressing at Derby County and almost promoted them to the Premier League but lost out at the playoffs stage.

However, he has been under fire at Stamford Bridge owing to his side's poor run of results having won just one of their last six Premier League fixtures.

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