- Mesut Ozil has fallen out favour at Arsenal under new boss, Unai Emery
- His situation at the Emirates has seen the German playmaker linked with a switch away
- However, Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, believes Ozil is a key member in the Gunners squad and should not be sold
It is no secret that Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, has been a long term target for rivals, Manchester United since the midfielder's time at Real Madrid.
When contract talks reportedly collapsed between Ozil and Arsenal in January 2018, United were understood to to be lining up a move for the German.
However, Ozil went on to pen a new mouthwatering deal with the Emirates outfit worth £350,000 a week.
Despite his known exploits in the middle of the pack, Ozil has not found it rosy under new boss, Unai Emery who has often benched him.
The 30-year-old has missed his side's last five matches with a back problem, with a number of pundits contending Arsenal actually much stronger without the German.
This, coupled with reports that the former Real Madrid star has fallen out of favour with Emery has led to speculation that Ozil could leave Arsenal.
Bookies have also joined the fray, with some tipping the midfielder to join the Red Devils.
However, according to a UK Metro report, Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, thinks otherwise on Ozil's possible move to Old Trafford.
Parlour insisted that Ozil remains to be an integral member in Arsenal's squad.
"I still think he is a very important player for the squad. I don’t know how you value him, because you have got to look at his wages, he is on a reported £350,000 a week. Who is going to pay that money? I think you are going to find it really tough for someone to pay that sort of money in wages," Parlour told talkSPORT.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly considering allowing German football star Mesut Ozil to leave the North London club when the January 2019 transfer window opens.
The Gunners are running out of patience with Ozil and want to get his £350,000-a-week wages off the books.
This season, Ozil has been struggling to secure a place in Arsenal first team with Italian club Inter Milan reported to be interested in luring him to Italy.
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