Arsenal 'step up' efforts to sell Mesut Ozil to fund transfer spree
22:45, Saturday, 15 June, 2019
Arsenal are increasing efforts to sell Mesut Ozil this summer in an attempt to raise transfer funds, according to reports.
Manager Unai Emery is looking to overhaul his squad after a disappointing end to the season which saw the Gunners miss out on a place in the Champions League for the third consecutive season. After finishing fifth in the Premier League, Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the European competition were ended as they lost 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final.
That failure has had a major impact on the club's finances, and The Sun reports that the club could be hit by a pre-tax loss of more than £50 million, meaning there is increasing pressure on Unai Emery to sell the German midfielder in order to increase funds.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Skhodran Mustafi are also believed to be among the names Emery could look to offload this summer․