Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville believes Arsenal manager Unai Emery may be keen to sell both Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey in order to stamp his mark on the Gunners.
The Spaniard is trying to implement a cultural shift at the London club, according to Neville, and the TV pundit believes there could be a high turnover of players as Arsenal look to make changes to the squad:
“It does not surprise me that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are on the way out. Emery wants players that can transform the club so he has to be able to ship players out, to be able to correct things.”
“It is like a cultural shift, a big mentality shift. But he needs to do that and needs time.”
Ramsey has reportedly already signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus but reports in Italy suggest the Bianconeri are still keen to bring him in this month if possible.
Ozil, meanwhile, has been in and out of the first-team throughout the season because of both tactical reasons and injuries. It’s likely that the German’s £350,000 a week wage is a major bone of contention at the club.
If they can reduce the club’s wage bill, it would free up funds for the Gunners to reshape the squad and improve their fortunes on the pitch.