– Mesut Ozil who was left out of Arsenal squad this season could be returning in January

– Reports say senior players in the squad are split over the idea to bring-back the player

– The German midfield maestro has continued to train with the first-team

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Mesut Ozil could be recalled into the Arsenal squad for the Premier League as well as Europa League in January as senior players of the squad are keen to have the German back.

Mikel Arteta’s issue with Mesut Ozil was because the German midfielder could not play on the wings according to a report.

The Gunners boss failed to name the 31-year-old in the Gunners’ squads until January and he defended his decision to do so.

The north London club has been struggling this season, managing just two wins in their last eleven league games as they languish in 15th position on the log.

But amid his exile, the German midfield maestro has continued to train with the first-team.

His treatment is said to be a driving force behind a dressing room divide, also caused by the handling of Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ removal from the squad.

A group of senior players are described as keen to see Ozil return and should Ozil fail to make the cut, it will finally spell the end of his career with the club.

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal squad split over imminent recall of German outcast

Mesut Ozil is expected to return for Arsenal in January.
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Signed in 2013, he agreed a new £350,000-a-week deal in early 2018 that expires in the summer.

Meanwhile, reports claim Ozil is currently in talks with Turkish club Fenerbache and is ready to accept a pay cut worth £200k-per-week.

The German currently earns a whopping £350,000-per-week and has not featured in Mikel Arteta’s side since March.

It was gathered that the former Real Madrid star has been in talks with the Turkish club and have agreed to a pay cut to secure a move away from the North London club.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Folarin Balogun could be departing Arsenal football club as a free agent as reigning Premier League champions Liverpool are keen on making a move for the star.

The youngster who is currently a member of the England U20 team is however eligible to play for the Nigeria national football team as his parents were born in the West African nation.

The 19-year-old was earlier linked with Sheffield United and Brentford as he had been with the Gunners since the age of eight.

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