Mesut Ozil’s January transfer plans revealed

By Mirror: Tuesday, January 1st 2019 at 14:58 GMT +3 | Football
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Mesut Ozil has reportedly rejected a loan move away from Arsenal in January as he bids to reclaim his starting position under Unai Emery.

Ozil has struggled to hold down a spot in the first XI this term, consistently being dropped by his manager over the course of the season so far.

He missed Saturday's 5-1 humbling at the hands of Liverpool with a knee problem and there had been whispers he could seek a temporary move away from the Emirates in a bid for more regular football.

But, according to ESPN FC, Ozil has 'categorically ruled out' leaving the club in the winter window.

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Ozil penned fresh terms in north London less than a year ago on a lucrative £300,000-a-week deal.

But that was prior to Emery's arrival and the Spaniard has dismissed claims that Ozil's salary would be a factor on whether or not the midfielder left the club.

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World Cup winner Ozil was benched for matches against Southampton and Tottenham before returning to skipper the Gunners against Burnley on December 23.

But he picked up a knock in the 1-1 draw at Brighton on Boxing Day and faces a late assessment prior to today's clash against Fulham.

Arsenal enjoyed a streak of 22 unbeaten matches between August and December but have won just one of their last five in all competitions.

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