Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future at Arsenal after falling out-of-favour under new boss Unai Emery.
The German playmaker has struggled for form and fitness in recent years – the German has looked a shadow of his former self at times. The playmaker has fallen out of favour with Emery as a result, having not started any of Arsenal’s last four games. Reports in the Daily Mail suggest that Arsenal are willing to offload their highest earner as soon as possible with AC Milan keen to lure him to Italy.
The 30-year-old pockets £350,000-per-week at the Emirates which would be better spent improving other areas of the squad. However, his departure would leave a creative void that would need to be filled.
An ideal replacement for the former Real Madrid man would be Sevilla maestro – Pablo Sarabia. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the playmaker started his career at Madrid but ultimately failed to make the grade and was sold to Getafe. With his contract expiring, Sevilla secured his signature in 2016 for just £900k which has proved to be a bargain.
Sarabia has been ever-present for his side this season, netting 15 goals and registering eight assists for his team-mates in all competitions. The 26-year-old operates primarily as an attacking midfielder but is also comfortable on the wing making him a useful option for Emery to have at his disposal. Sarabia possesses excellent technical ability and the vision to carve open defences which will have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang licking his lips in the Arsenal attack.
The playmaker is improving with every game and working with a world-class coach like Emery could do wonders for his development. Sarabia has all the attributes to be a massive success in England and would help Arsenal fans forget all about Ozil.
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