The Spaniard is keen to move the World Cup winner in the summer, as he looks to release further funds for his own rebuilding plans at the Emirates.
But Ozil’s £350,000-a-week wages – courtesy of the contract he was handed last year – continue to prove prohibitive.
And according to reports in Italy, Inter Milan have turned down the option to take the 30-year-old playmaker this summer, at a reduced rate.
Inter have been linked with Ozil for a number of months, and with the Gunners actively seeking to move Ozil on when the season ends, it’s claimed that the Gunners have contacted the Nerazzurri over a potential deal.
However, Inter chiefs are not keen to take Ozil – even with Arsenal effectively waiving a potential transfer fee – due to his ‘very disappointing performances’.
But the Italian champions also made clear that they have no interest in Ozil either.
Altogether, it leaves Ozil in limbo, unwanted at the club who have paid him over £18million in wages since he inked his deal in early 2018.
The German wasn’t in Arsenal’s squad for Saturday’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield .