Bargain! Arsenal to ditch Ozil and hand Liverpool, Spurs target Rabiot contract
Fresh reports have claimed Arsenal are eyeing up bringing PSG midfielder star Adrien Rabiot to the Premier League at the end of the season.
Rabiot is one of the highly-rated midfielders in the french League and has a number of clubs, including Liverpool and Spurs, chasing him after learning that he is leaving the French giants after failing to agree a new contract wIth the club.
But now reports on the Sky Sports website have claimed Arsenal are looking at the possiblity of signing the Frenchman, especially as there are rumours circling in the media that the Gunners may decide to let Mesut Ozil leave the club.
Ozil, who is currently on a wage of around £300,000-a-week, has been frozen out of the team in recent games amid reports that Emery is unhappy with the midfielder’s work rate and attitude, and that has led to a lot of speculation that his future at the Emirates is over, with the likes of PSG, Juventus and Manchester United all long-term chasers of the German.
It is believed that Emery is a massive fan of Rabiot and would love to bring his former player to the squad in the summer, as he was unable to do much business during the January transfer window.
Former Gunners Perry Groves recently stated that Emery is fed up of Ozil and wil look to exchange him for the younger Rabiot.
“As a footballer I’m a big fan of Mesut Ozil’s, because sometimes when you watch him play for Arsenal – and it is sometimes – he does things that he makes look ridiculously easy,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White.
“But obviously Unai Emery now just doesn’t fancy him.
“He’s given Ozil so many chances – he made him one of his five captains, he’s played him in the ten role, he’s played him on the right of a three and behind the main striker.
“I think he’s just got fed up with him now.
“His work rate is questionable when Arsenal want to go and press, so he can’t do that, and against Chelsea he got the hook because he was ineffective.
“He had a niggling injury against Fulham, he had a virus, they had a reported bust up before the West Ham game where Emery was supposed to have told him in no uncertain terms that he is the manager and you’re going to play how I want you to play.
“Ozil is not being indulged anymore at Arsenal, because Arsene Wenger used to indulge him.”
Here is what we think.
Ozil can be one of the best players in world football when he at his best, but there are too many days that he is not, and is starting to hold the club back. So if Rabiot is wanted, he could be an ideal replacement for the German.