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Mesut Ozil has 'infuriated' Arsenal's players in the days since Watford defeat

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It would appear Mesut Ozil's days are numbered at Arsenal.

Under six months remain on the German's five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium, which has sparked rumours he will be sold on the cheap in January.

Arsene Wenger had previously insisted both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez would sign new deals, but the Frenchman has accepted the reality of the situation.

Worst case scenario, Ozil and Sanchez will be leaving this winter.

When asked last week if he could sell the pair in January, Wenger admitted: "Once you're in our kind of situation, you envisage every solution, yes. It's possible.

"I always said that the fact that we didn't find an agreement last year doesn't mean that the player will necessarily leave - because both players look happy here.

"Overall I hope that the situation can be turned around."

Wenger claims Ozil is "genuinely" happy at Arsenal, but his performances on the football pitch give the impression that he's anything but happy at the moment.

Ozil was introduced late on against Watford over the weekend with Arsenal winning 1-0, but his arrival inadvertently gave the Hornets hope of pulling off an unlikely comeback.

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And they did. Troy Deeney converted a penalty to make it 1-1 before Tom Cleverly struck in the 92nd minute to steal all three points.

Arsenal should have put the game to bed long before Deeney's penalty, with Ozil missing a glorious chance to make it 2-0 by firing straight at Heurelho Gomes.

The Germany playmaker also put Alex Iwobi through one-on-one but he too failed to find the back of the net when he ought to have done.

It's not looking good for Ozil and now the Mirror's John Cross has released an update stating that the 29-year-old has "infuriated" Arsenal's dressing room in the days since losing to Watford.


According to Cross, Ozil's teammates are angry with the lack of intensity and enthusiasm he's showing in games, which was evident at Vicarage Road.

Furthermore, Arsenal's players are close to losing all faith in the attacking midfielder because his attitude simply isn't up to scratch anymore.

Fans have showed continued support for Ozil throughout this season but even they seem to be coming to terms with the fact they're better off without him.

While a fantastic player on his day, Ozil goes missing far too often and lacks the consistency needed for a side with title ambitions.

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