Mesut Ozil.

Mesut Ozil has a preferred destination next summer

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It's fair to say that Arsenal have made a pretty disappointing start to this season. 

They have just two wins from five Premier League games, seven points from a possible 21 and are currently occupying 12th place in the table. 

Manager Arsene Wenger spent much of last season deliberating his future, deciding whether to stay or go, which impacted results. 

In the end, he decided to sign a new two-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2019. That was back at the start of this summer. 

For the next few months, attention turned towards those on the pitch. Two players, in particular, made headlines almost every day. 

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. 

The pair are out of contract at the end of this season and neither are doing anything to suggest they're going to sign a new deal. 

In fact, Sanchez was so close to making a deadline day move to Manchester City, that Gunners fans are still shocked he's lining up at the Emirates.

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It's almost certain he'll leave soon - either in January for a fee or completely free after his contract expires a few months after that.

But the future of Ozil is less clear. The German never seemed to be as vocal as Sanchez about a move away and he was never as close to an exit.   

With interest in Ozil appearing to be limited, he'll likely become a free agent in 2018. And according to the Mirror, there's one place he wants to go.

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Manchester United is his preferred destination, with the paper suggesting his advisors have already been in contact with those at Old Trafford and talks have been encouraging.

Jose Mourinho is also said to be a big fan of the playmaker and if United could secure him on a free, there's no reason they can't meet his £250,000-a-week demands. 

There's no question that Gunners fans will be gutted should Ozil move to Manchester, as they'd much rather see him sold to a club that aren't a direct rival. 


But for Ozil himself, a move to United would surely be a step up from the Emirates. 

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