Arsenal could lose £350,000-a-week midfielder

Inter Milan weigh up an offer for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, who was benched for the trip to Bournemouth last weekend amid concerns over his workrate from Unai Emery.

The ex-Germany international was left out of Arsenal’s squad entirely for the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, which the club put down to a back spasm suffered in training.

A small clutch of sides could pounce on the uncertainty surrounding the 30-year-old’s future, with The Sun suggesting that Inter Milan are among those ready to make a move.

However, the playmaker’s £350,000-a-week wages may prove an issue for the Nerazzurri, who have held a long-term interest in the World Cup winner.

Arsenal will consider any offers tabled for Mesut Ozil, it is claimed, despite only signing new long-term deal earlier this year when Arsene Wenger was in charge.

Club chiefs would be pleased if they can get rid of the German’s contract and sign the young talented midfielder on lower wages.

Arsenal decided to let Aaron Ramsey leave, and it is expected that the club will make big signings in the upcoming transfer windows.