Reports from France have claimed that Mesut Ozil has rejected a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 leaders considered Ozil to be the ideal candidate to replace the injured Neymar for the second half of the season. However, the 30-year-old has no intention of leaving Arsenal and is determined to fight for his spot on the team.
PSG confirmed on Wednesday that Neymar will be out for at least 10 weeks after he broke his metatarsal in his right foot for the second year in a row. The French giants immediately approached Arsenal for Ozil and offered the Gunners to take on the German’s full salary, which is around €350.000-per-week.
The report claims that Ozil has thanked PSG for their interest, but told them he is not prepared to leave Arsenal in January. The German midfielder has been struggling all season at Arsenal and has lost his position on the team, though he captained the Gunners on Tuesday in their 2-1 win over Cardiff City.