Fenerbahce have reportedly opened talks with Arsenal over a loan deal to sign Mesut Ozil in January.

According to Turkish outlet Takvim, as cited on Sport Witness, the club’s director of football Damien Comolli is holding transfer talks with the Gunners, with the player’s wages the main cause of concern.

Ozil has been heavily linked with a January move away from the Emirates and Fenerbahce have long been seen as a viable option – would this be the end of his time at Arsenal?

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Ultimately, it looks like Ozil’s future may be decided by Unai Emery’s future at the club.

If the Spaniard is to remain at the Emirates beyond the end of this season, this could well be the end of the road for Ozil in London.

The pair clearly do not see eye-to-eye and the German is not part of his tactical plans.

However, you only have to go back a few weeks to a time where Emery was under pressure at Arsenal. If results don’t go their way and they fall away from the top four, this could creep back upon him.

If a situation occurs where Emery may move on in the summer, that could quite easily open the door for Ozil to work his way back into the Arsenal team.

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