Arsenal transfer round-up: Ozil agent breaks silence, Gunners eye ‘new Henry’

Arsenal are in all sorts of trouble after a series of poor results which have left them 15th in the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta has come under huge pressure in recent weeks with reports that he has lost the dressing room.

And on the pitch there has been a lack of discipline, with three red cards in five matches.

In total, there have been seven dismissals during Arteta’s reign – four more than anyone else – while Mesut Ozil remains a problem.

The German could end up leaving in January to make the most of the season why the Gunners have a youngster with huge potential on their radar.

Here are Arsenal’s latest transfer rumours.

Ozil agent speaks out

Mesut Ozil’s contract will expire in the summer

Mesut Ozil’s agent has revealed the midfielder has offers from clubs “all over the world” but intends to sit out the last six months of his contract at Arsenal.

From January Ozil will be able to open pre-contract negotiations with foreign clubs to line up his next month once his Arsenal deal expires in June.

But the German’s representative, Dr Erkut Sogut, says there is little chance of Ozil moving on before the end of the season, despite having already held talks with Fenerbahce.

“Mesut has another 6-month contract with Arsenal. Certainly, he has missed football,” Dr. Sogut told Fanatik .

“He is currently working hard to wear the Arsenal shirt again, and he will continue to work.

“I would like to clearly state our situation regarding Fenerbahce. Yes, we had meetings with Fenerbahce. We had a one-on-one conversation with the club’s most authorized people.

“However, we can never have a contact before January for official transfer talks. We received transfer offers for Mesut from all over the world.”

Gunners eye ‘new Henry’

Abdallah Sima, 19, has scored nine goals in his last 12 games for Slavia Prague
Abdallah Sima, 19, has scored nine goals in his last 12 games for Slavia Prague

Arsenal are eyeing up a transfer for the “new Thierry Henry” – but they will have to pay £50million for his signature.

Italian outlet Calciomercato report that the Gunners have found their next iconic forward.

Abdallah Sima, 19, has been in fine form with Czech side Slavia Prague as he has scored nine goals in 12 appearances.

The Senegalese teenager plays predominantly on the right wing, the same position as Henry started with Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners have been starved of title glory for a while now – but things could be changing as a new-look Arsenal side plot a course to success.

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New signings Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey have hit the ground running following their big money summer arrivals, and the new-look Gunners are going all out for a top four spot and Europa League glory this term.

The Mesut Ozil situation continues to hang in the background and there’s plenty going on in North London to keep abreast of.

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It is his first professional season with the European side, having moved from French fifth-division side Thonon Evian over the summer.

And the report states that Mikel Arteta’s recruitment staff have been keeping tabs on the forward during the 2020/21 campaign..

They face competition from Juventus while West Ham, who signed Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal from the 19-year-old’s club, have also expressed interest according to HITC .

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