Arteta manager Mikel Arteta says Mesut Ozil is now free to negotiate with other clubs and insists a decision on the German’s future “must be right for all parties”.
Ozil is into the last six months of his contract and has been linked with a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.
The 2010 World Cup winner has not played for the Gunners since 7 March and has been left out of the club’s 25-man Premier League and Europa League squads.
And speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Emirates FA Cup game against Newcastle, Arteta said:”I don’t know what is going to happen. Obviously now he’s free to negotiate with other clubs. We will discuss internally what the best situation for him is for the near future, obviously with the player and the agent too, and try to find the best solution for everyone.
On whether he is aware Ozil is talking to other clubs:”We are aware of all the conversations we have had internally with Mesut and his agent, and this communication keeps going and of course he is free to talk to any club and he is entitled to do this.
Arteta also gave the latest on Thomas Partey and revealed if the Ghanaian international will return to action from injury against the Magpies.
“Well, we have an extra two training sessions [before the game] and we will assess after that whether he is completely fully ready to participate against Newcastle, or if we’re going to leave it another few days for the Palace game.
“He is training really good, he is comfortable, he is not aware of the injury right now and he has done more than what he already did before he played after the injury against Spurs, so he is in a good place, a good mood and you can see the player he is when he is training.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.