MESUT OZIL looks set to move to the MLS but will not hand in a transfer request to force his way away from Arsenal, according to reports.
The German did not play again during Arsenal's 3-2 win against Vitoria last night and was spotted having a tense conversation with Unai Emery in training earlier in the week.
1 Mesut Ozil is likely to leave for the MLS but will not hand in a transfer request at Arsenal, according to reports
Emery refused to discuss Ozil's omission after the game and his decision to freeze the 31-year-old out is perplexing many fans.
And according to Bleacher Report, sources close to the player believe the club are trying to force him out.
But Ozil will not cave to the pressure as there is reportedly not enough to gain.
Ozil is said to enjoy London life and while on £350,000-a-week will bide his time to see if Emery keeps his job amid the current pressure he is under.
However, the playmaker is said to be contemplating life after Arsenal for the first time and those close to the player think the MLS will be his next stop.
DC United were keen on Ozil in the summer.
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And the club reportedly held talks with his agent after it emerged Wayne Rooney was leaving the American side for Derby.
Ozil has managed just two goals and two assists from 25 appearances in the last 12 months.
And on Wednesday night – after the training ground exchange with Emery – he posted a picture of himself with the caption: "You make me laugh," which fans are assuming was a dig at his Spanish boss.