Ozil has fallen out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu and Arsene Wenger hopes to capitalise on that by making a £40 million move for the German play-maker.
Arsenal are in advanced talks with Real Madrid over the signing of German play-maker Mesut Ozil, Goal.com reports.
The Gunners are willing to break their record transfer to land Ozil and a £40 million fee is reportedly on the table.
The German international has fallen down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu and is believed to be interested in a move to the Emirates so that he can play first team football in a World Cup year.
Real Madrid are keen to offload at least one midfielder before the transfer window closes in order to re-coup some money, with Gareth Bale set to complete his world record transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu sometime on Monday.
All the signs point to Ozil being the player that is sold with Carlo Ancelotti keeping the German on the bench for Madrid’s game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
In addition to Ozil, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope to add two more names to his squad before the transfer window closes, with one of those players being Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Vivano, who is set to move to the Emirates of a season long loan.