The Gunners coach believes the out-of-favour midfielder could be brought into their squad depending on the events of the current transfer season.
manager, Mikel Arteta, who asked the club to deal with the current transfer season with great care,Mesut Ozil
could rejoin the team for the second-half of the Premier League depending on January’s ins and outings.
has already left the club forSchalke
and it is expected that more players will follow, which could work in the favour of Ozil to take more part in the Premier League.
When asked about the midfielder’s return,
“We will see what happens in the transfer window and we will assess that at the end.”
Arsenal have already agreed to pay the remaining of Ozil’s contract, which ends in the summer, but the player wishes to stay at the club before deciding on his next move.
“You have to respect the player’s contract,”
said the Gunners boss.
“What you can do is try to be open with them and tell them your intentions, the role they have in the team and why that is.”
"At the end, they are entitled to make the decision in their lives because they have a contract here.”
“Some would like to move because they are not playing, and some would like to stay. At the end that is something we cannot decide.”
Arteta also hopes to negotiate overReal Madrid
as one his targets for January with him adding:
“The quicker you do the business the better, because you are buying some time.”
“There are really key things to consider before making any steps to bring anyone in in January.”
“Every player is going to need time to adapt. It’s which qualities this player is bringing, what is the past of that player, where has he been, has he been in a different country, does he speak the language, is he familiar to a certain style of playing.”
“There are a lot of conditions that in my opinion affect whether that player can have an immediate impact or not in a team.”