Arsenal transfer news: Wenger agrees Ozil sale, Madrid to sell Gunners target and more-9th November 2017
All the transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club.
Wenger to finally sell Ozil in January
After rebuffing talks of a sale, Arsene Wenger is finally ready to cash in on the World Cup winner, as per the Star. Ozil's contract runs out next summer and despite several attempts from Arsenal, the playmaker is unlikely to sign a new contract.
The Star reports that the London club will accept bids in the region of £30 million in January and finally let go of the player. While selling in January could prove financially lucrative over losing for free in the summer, this could turn out to be a blow on footballing terms.
Not only does the sale deprive Arsenal of a true creative force but also could end up strengthening a direct rival as Manchester United's Jose Mourinho is rumoured to be interested in signing the player.
Madrid president decides to sell Keylor Navas
In a huge boost for Arsenal, Diario Gol state that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to sell current no.1 Keylor Navas in order to sign Manchester United's David de Gea or Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois.
The Gunners were reportedly interested in taking the Costa Rican to London as a replacement for the ageing Petr Cech. Now, Perez's decision to sell Navas is a double boost for Wenger as the Spanish club will weaken a direct rival if either of David de Gea or Courtois leave their respective clubs.
However, Arsenal could face competition for the 30-year old given his experience and winning mentality. Keylor Navas has been solid between the sticks for Madrid, winning the Champions League twice and could prove to be a good solution for the London side.
London battle for Jack Wilshere
The 25-year old is currently not in the first-team plans for Wenger, playing only in cup competitions. This competition for places at Arsenal is affecting Wilshere's England chances as well. Thus, the midfielder is looking for a move away to secure more playing time.
The Telegraph reports that there could be a London battle for Wilshere as both West Ham and Crystal Palace have expressed interest. Both the clubs have British managers with David Moyes taking over Slaven Bilic at West Ham while former England manager Roy Hodgson manages Crystal Palace.
Either move will benefit Wilshere as it could assure a starting spot and if he performs to his potential, then he can make a late surge for a spot in England's World Cup squad. On the other hand, Arsenal lose a player they have nurtured for so long yet, this could be the best time to say goodbye.