Out of favour Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is close to making a return to the Gunners set up in January following reports that Mikel Arteta has left the door open for the ex German international make his way back to the squad.
Ozil has not made a single appearance for the Gunners since the start of the season having been left out of the squad by Arsenal manager.
The World Cup winner’s contract at the Emirate will expire at end of the season and it may seem like a career with the Gunners is close to a twilight.
“He’s not in the squad right now,” Arteta told the press on Saturday ahead of a Premier League meeting with Burnley on Sunday. “I’m focusing just on the players we have here.
“But, whatever happens in January, we have some time to decide.”
Ozil and Arsenal have been on each other’s throat on social media. The 32-year-old added salt to the sore when he offered to pay the wages of mascot Gunnersaurus, who was sacked by the club earlier this year as they made cutbacks due to the Covid-19 crisis.