Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a breakthrough with Mesut Ozil over his contract despite it being reported that the German would leave once his contract was up. This comes as news has emerged that Manchester City would return with a bid for Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal fell to a hugely disappointing defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday as their three-game winning run was brought to an end. David de Gea was the hero on the day as he pulled off a string of fine saves to keep the Gunners at bay.
The defeat means they have fallen into fifth-place, a point behind Liverpool in fourth, and the last Champions League spot. It is vital that they bounce back as quickly as possible then, with the Gunners a side renowned for their ability to make one loss snowball into a number of defeats.
While they were forced to stomach a tough defeat at the weekend, there could be some good news on the way. It has been reported by The Sun that: “Emirates insiders have suggested a stunning breakthrough in negotiations is “very, very close””.
However, they have also reported that if he does not pen the deal before the end of the month, then Arsenal will look to move him on in January to make some money off his departure.