Arsenal should sell Mesut Ozil and sign Udinese hotshot Rodrigo de Paul to replace him

Arsenal should sell the troublesome Mesut Ozil and replace him with the little-known, but very impressive Udinese playmaker Rodrigo de Paul so that they have a creative source after the German has departed.

What’s the word, then?

The Gunners’ top earner – who earns around £350k-a-week – has missed their last three games as he recovers from a problematic back issue, which, according to BILD, could be down to the excessive amount of hours he spends playing the video game Fortnite. If that is true, then it’s fairly embarrassing.

There are also rumours of a rift between him and boss Unai Emery, as the former Real Madrid playmaker was also left out of the early season win over West Ham due to ‘illness’ despite being in and around the team on matchday, as per The Telegraph.

On the pitch, however, the 30-year-old has recorded just three goals and a single assist in the Premier League this season; something is not right with him, and the north Londoners should sell up for a decent fee whilst they still can.

Who would replace him?

As we’ve already seen following the arrival of chief scout Sven Mislintat, Arsenal are thinking outside the box when it comes to transfers once again – just look at Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.

The latter was signed from Serie A side Sampdoria, and their potential Ozil replacement could well be found in the same division. Udinese dynamo Rodrigo de Paul looks an exciting player as well as a fantastic prospect.

Similarly to Ozil, the Argentine excels at taking set-pieces as well as playing defence-splitting passes to open up the opposition. The 24-year-old has six goals and three assists in 15 starts in Italy’s top-flight so far this season, and looks to have the same South American grit as new fans’ favourite Torreira possesses.

He is definitely a player to keep an eye on, and would be one for the future as well as the present.

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