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Arsenal transfer deals in January key to Ozil’s future, says Arteta

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The Gunners midfielder has been banned from the Premier League squad but could be brought back, depending on the deals reached this month.

Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to act quickly in the January transfer window and says Mesut Ozil’s future will depend on the club’s activities.

Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s 25-man squad for the first half of the Premier League season, but Arteta has hinted the German could still have a role in the second half of the campaign, according to what will happen in the transfer market in the next. weeks.

Sead Kolasinac is already gone, joining Schalke on loan, and others could follow him out the door, with Arteta admitting moving players is the club’s priority this month.

If they are successful, then there is a possibility that Ozil – who has no contract this summer – will be included in Arsenal’s 25-man squad in the Premier League for the second half of the season.

“We’ll see what happens in the transfer window and assess that at the end,” said Arteta, when asked about Ozil’s potential return.

It has been suggested that Arsenal would be open to paying the rest of Ozil’s contact and allowing him to leave for free this month.

However, Ozil has always insisted he will see the rest of his contract before leaving north London this summer.

And Arteta says a player has every right to stay put, even if he knows he isn’t going to play.

“You have to respect the player’s contract,” said the Arsenal boss. “What you can do is try to be open with them and tell them your intentions, the role they play on the team and why.

“In the end, they have the right to make the decision in their life because they have a contract here.

“Some would like to move because they don’t play, and some would like to stay. At the end of the day, we can’t decide.

Arteta is keen to add a creative player to his squad during the transfer window, but knows it will depend on what the club can do in terms of spending.

Real Madrid star Isco is a loan target and Arteta is hoping the club can do their business quickly this month to give all new signings more time to settle in.

“The faster you do your business the better, because you save time,” said the Gunners boss.

“There are really some key things to consider before taking any action to bring someone in in January.

“Each player will need time to adapt. These are the qualities that this player brings, what is this player’s background, where has he been, has he been in another country, does he speak the language, is he familiar to a certain style of play.

“There are a lot of conditions that, in my opinion, determine whether or not this player can have an immediate impact on a team.”

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