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CNB News – Midfielder Mesut Ozil’s time at the Emirates looks to be nearing its end as gunners boss Mikel Arteta expects a decision on the German’s future in the “next few days”.

Various reports in the past week have claimed the five time German player of the year is being courted by MLS side DC United and Turkish club Fenerbache.

Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013 from Real Madrid and has since registered 54 assists in 184 premier league appearances.

With his contract coming to a conclusion at the end of the season, the 32-year old in now able to negotiate a free transfer, though for any deal to go through this month, Arsenal will need to be involved in negotiations.

Turkish reports have claimed that a deal with Fenerbache has been agreed, and while Arteta would not confirm whether this was the truth, he did state a decision is expected very soon.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen”, Arteta told reporters on Thursday. “Now he’s free to negotiate with other clubs, we will discuss internally the best situation for him, for the near future, with the player and the agent and try to find the best solution for everybody.

“Every player wants to play football, this is why we picked this profession. We are so lucky to be doing what we do, so for every player not playing, it is hard.

“We will decide what happens in the next few days.”

“If something is sorted this month it’s because it’s good for both parties; good for Mesut and his future, and good for the club” he continued.

“If that’s the case, we will move forward. If it’s not the case, the player will remain here.

“He’s been training with us, but he had some days off because we decided to give him some days for something personal but he’s been training with us all the time.

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