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Mesut Ozil reportedly offered a route out of Arsenal after shock deadline day bid

Barcelona have reportedly made a bid for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, with the Spanish transfer window not yet shut

You thought the transfer window deadline day madness was over? You thought wrong.

While the English window might have SLAMMED shut last night, the Spanish window doesn’t SLAM shut until midnight.

This could be something of a problem for Arsenal, with Barcelona readying a €60million bid for Mesut Ozil, according to Spanish publication COPE.

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We’d want to leave Arsenal if we had to wear that kit

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We’d want to leave Arsenal if we had to wear that kit

The report claims Barcelona enquired about Ozil as an alternative to Philippe Coutinho, who looks set to stay at Liverpool for another season.

Rather than dismiss the enquiry out of hand Arsenal quoted a price of €60mil, well within Barcelona’s budget.

Like wantaway Alexis Sanchez, Ozil’s contract is also expiring next summer leaving him free to talk to clubs in January.

Sitting down while the game is going on is maverick even by Mesut’s standards

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Sitting down while the game is going on is maverick even by Mesut’s standards

Arsenal therefore face the proposition of losing both Ozil and Sanchez on free transfers come next summer, which would be disastrous for the club.

So do they cash in now, with no opportunity to replace Ozil, or wait until January?

Either way, we’re sure it will make for an entertaining watch on Arsenal Fan TV.

The sadness in his eyes

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The sadness in his eyes

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