According to The Independent, Aaron Ramsey, who has struck a pre-contract agreement with Juventus, could be allowed to complete his move to Italy this month, but on one condition.
Well, The Independent reports that the Welshman would be permitted to secure an early exit from the Emirates Stadium if Arsenal can bring in their high-profile loan targets.
The Independent broke the news on Monday that the north London outfit were keen on pinching Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez from his loan spell at Bayern Munich, while the Gunners are also hoping to sign out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez for the remainder of the season.
Ramsey has been one of Arsenal’s outstanding performers this season, so the decision to let him leave is surprising, however Unai Emery does have Mesut Ozil at his disposal. The Spanish boss’ seeming reluctance to let the former Cardiff man leave without the arrival of another creator, though, could mean that Ozil has been shelved for good.
The enigmatic number 10 has put himself at odds with Emery after a string of sulky showings, however there is no denying his ability to pick out a pass or find the net – the former Real Madrid man surpassed Jurgen Klinsmann as the most prolific German in Premier League history earlier this season.
One would assume that, should Ramsey head out the door this month rather than in the summer, Ozil could slot in behind the strikers comfortably, however it would seem the Arsenal number 8 won’t be allowed to leave unless Rodriguez or Suarez are on the books.
That shows a huge amount of distrust in Ozil, who has chalked up 73 assists in all competitions for the Gunners since 2013, on Emery’s part, despite the former PSG manager indicating the maestro is still part of his plans. Could the success or failure of Arsenal’s January transfer plans determine Ozil’s future in red and white?