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2 Arsenal replacements for Ozil they must look at – Agree?

Selling Ozil would boost Arsenal's pitiful transfer budget, and this is how they should use it.

Mesut Ozil has been linked with Turkish side Fenerbahce, and the funds they would receive could be a huge turning point in Arsenal’s transfer window.

Arsenal has been plagued with a £45million budget for Unai Emery to make amendments to his squad this summer. This means that offloading players in order to bring in players could result in a hectic transfer window for the Gunners.

Last season, Ozil made 35 appearances under new manager Emery. Compared to the similarly regarded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who made 51 appearances, in all competitions.

Ozil has fallen out of favour with both the manager and the fans, and as the midfielder edges towards 31 years old, he may well be looking for a big move away. However, in the current financial state of Turkish football teams, it is unlikely that any could afford his £350,000 per week wage, unless the German humbly accepts a wage decrease.

With two years left on his contract, Ozil could rake in upwards of a £30million budget increase, and there are two potential replacements for Arsenal to spend that money on…

James Maddison

After being linked with Manchester United, it is unlikely that this young Englishman will join them after the heated interaction between themselves and his teammate Harry Maguire. It has been confirmed that Leicester City has obtained the services of Youri Tielemans, meaning the availability of Maddison may well have increased.

This attacking-midfielder had a breakthrough season in the recent campaign. Creating 100 chances in the Premier League, more than any other player in the competition.

Paulo Dybala

This option may seem too lucrative. However, Dybala became frustrated at Juventus after the introduction of the greatest player in the world; Cristiano Ronaldo.

His current worth stands at around £76million as rated by Transfermarkt, which may mean he could be the only big signing Arsenal can bring in this summer. But with regards to shirt sales and performances on the pitch, there is a lot he could offer the Gunners in the place of the work-shy Mesut Ozil.

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