Mesut Ozil has categorically ruled out a January loan move and is totally intent on winning back his beginning position in the Arsenal team, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.
The midfielder, who missed Saturday's 5-1 away defeat at Liverpool with a knee injury, has been repeatedly dropped by manager Unai emery for "tactical reasons" this season however remains assured that he will regain his coach's trust.
The midfielder's inconsistent season, in terms of both form and appearances, had led to speculation that he might leave Arsenal in the January transfer window -- despite signing a profitable new contract less than a year ago. emery has antecedently refused to mention whether he was open to selling his star player, adding that Ozil's £300,000-a-week wage isn't a factor in the decision.
After being named on the bench for Arsenal's defeats to Southampton and London rivals Tottenham earlier this month, Ozil returned to captain the facet at home to Burnley on Dec. 23, leading the Gunners to a 3-1 win.
Ozil secured his second Premier League assist of the season within the ending, the primary time he had either scored or motor-assisted a league goal since Arsenal's 3-1 win over Leicester in October.
Ozil s injury, the result of a knock in the 1-1 draw at Brighton on Boxing Day, will be assessed before the home game against Fulham on New Year's Day Day. The German was substituted at half-time at the amex, the first time he had been removed at the break since signing for the club in 2013.
Emery enjoyed an undefeated run of twenty-two matches unconquered between August and Dec, however his debut season in North London has taken a success in recent weeks during a spell which has brought just one win in 5 games in all competitions.
Tuesday s guests Fulham remain in the relegation zone going into the match, despite picking up 3 points at home to Huddersfield on Saturday.