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Barcelona set to offer cash plus three players in attempt to secure Arsenal playmaker

Mesut OzilThe Arsenal supporters here in the Transfer Tavern have been a disappointed bunch of late, after witnessing their team suffer a collapse of epic proportions.

The Gunners went into the calendar top of the Premier League and still on course for a treble with the club still in both the FA Cup and Champions League.

Talk in the Tavern has turned towards whether Arsenal will be able to keep hold of their very best players this summer with bids expected for several top performers.

Our landlord is about to dampen the Gunners faithfuls spirits even further after spotting an article in The Metro that claims Barcelona are putting a bid in place for Mesut Ozil.

The deal is likely to include a cash payment plus Arda Turan, Sandro Ramirez and Munir El Haddadi, in order to try and secure the German international.

Ozil’s former club Real Madrid will have first refusal on the midfielder as part of the deal which saw him move to the Emirates Stadium in 2013, and that could throw a spanner in the works for fierce rivals Barcelona.

One Gunner supporter is sat over by the pool table and he thinks that Ozil would be wise to stay at the Emirates Stadium, but concedes that Barcelona would be too good to turn down for any player in the world.

Arsenal fans, can you keep hold of Ozil? Would he be wise to stay at the Gunners? What do you make to the players being offered in return?

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