D.C. United given green light to sign €30m-rated Arsenal playmaker

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Mesut Ozil could be on the way out of the Gunners as MLS club DC United keen on signing him to replace Wayne Rooney, who will join Derby County in winter.

Germany international had a pretty lacklustre 2018/19 campaign, scoring just six goals and providing three assists in 35 matches across all tournaments. Given how he did last campaign, it won’t be easy for Ozil to be a regular under Spanish tactician this campaign, especially with the presence of new signings Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe.

DC United are interested in signing Mesut who earns £350000-a-week at London club. The MLS club want German midfielder to replace Rooney who will take up a player-manager role for Derby County in winter.

However, Gunners will also have to fund the 30-year-old playmaker’s transfer to the Washington-based club if it takes place and Mesut will have to take a massive pay-cut as wages in the MLS are not as astronomical as those in the Premier League.

Ozil has been important of Gunners since joining the Emirates from Real Madrid in 2013. The German playmaker has so far made 231 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 43 goals and providing 74 assists.

Provided he makes a significant improvement this campaign, there is still hope for the 30-year-old attacker to stay at London club till at least his current contract expires. Unai will certainly need Mesut to produce strong performances this campaign if Arsenal are to get back into the top four.

Gunners start their Premier League season against Newcastle United today. English club signed Kieran Tierney from Celtic, David Luiz from Chelsea and William Saliba from Saint-Étienne this summer.

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