Mesut Ozil’s future at Arsenal looks even more uncertain after his angry reaction to being selected for a doping test following the Gunners’ defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.
The German playmaker has been continually linked with a move away from the club, despite a new contract on the table from Arsenal.
Ozil only has one year left on his current deal and Arsenal could cash in this summer to avoid losing him on a free next year.
His poor form, along with injury problems and the possibility of Arsene Wenger leaving himself, makes it more likely he will not lineup in an Arsenal shirt next season.
Here are five possible destinations for Ozil should he leave the Emirates this summer…
Ozil could be top of Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford wish list, as he prepares to spend big once again this summer in order to bridge the gap to Chelsea and Tottenham.
The 28 year-old played the best football of his career at Real Madrid, under Mourinho’s stewardship.
His 25 assists during the 2010/11 season was the highest in major European and domestic competitions.
Ozil’s form led Los Blancos to the La Liga title in 2011/12.
Mourinho rated the German international so highly that he compared the playmaker’s ability to provide assists to former world footballer of the year Zinedine Zidane.
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A return to Germany could be exactly what Ozil needs to reinvigorate his career.
Ex-Chelsea and Germany midfielder Michael Ballack has said that Ozil should join the Bavarian club if he wants to win big trophies.
He has plenty of international teammates at the German giants, but has not played in the Bundesliga since leaving Werder Bremen in 2010.
The Parisans have lifted the French League Cup, but look set to miss out on the Ligue 1 title to Monaco and are out of the Champions League.
Signing Ozil could help PSG to fight on three fronts next season.
They are no strangers to spending big money and would be able to meet Ozil’s £200,000-a-week wage demands.
German international Julian Draxler, who joined PSG in January for £34million, has urged his fellow countryman to join him at the Parc de Princes.
The pair are good friends and 23 year-old Draxler admitted he joked to Ozil about making the move to France.
Ozil’s parents are from Turkey and the Istanbul giants have made their intentions to make a big signing this summer clear.
Robin van Persie looks set to leave Fenerbahce, which would open up the possibility of a new marquee signing to arrive in Istanbul.
Ozil was spotted out in the Turkish capital in February.
A move to Turkey would also suit Arsenal too, as they will be reluctant to sell Ozil to a European, or league rival.
The money is there for Ozil to take a big pay packet and head off into the Chinese Super League.
There would be less pressure on the German to perform and the league is already awash with big name stars.
Ozil would join the likes of Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Odion Ighalo and Graziano Pelle in moving directly from the Premier League to China.