MLS club in danger to miss out signing of Arsenal midfield maestro

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil isn’t thought to be convinced that a switch to Major League Soccer outfit DC United would be best for his professional career.

The German playmaker was constantly linked with a transfer away from the Emirates Stadium last campaign, and the recent arrivals of Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos have only fuelled talk of a possible exit for Ozil.

A January transfer to DC United has recently appeared as an option, with Ozil’s agents ​meeting with club officials to attempt and negotiate a move. However, according to the ​Daily Star, the star himself isn’t too interested in the deal.

Not only would a move to the ​MLS bring about a big pay cut for Ozil, but he also believes that he still has a lot to offer in Europe.

DC United are currently on the observation post for a marquee replacement for ​Wayne Rooney, who is set to sign for ​Derby County in January, but it emerges as though they may be frustrated in their pursuit of Mesut.

It was rumoured that the 30-year-old star might be eager to depart Europe after both he and the Bosnian ​Sead Kolasinac were targeted by armed attackers the previous month.

The current situation has taken a scary turn for the worst, with the duo unable to play football and under permanent supervision, amid fears, ​they’re being targeted by a gang.

However, Mesut is believed to be interested in getting the situation resolved so he can return to playing for ​the Gunners, and he has no plans to walk away from Arsenal just yet.