Arsenal may consider selling Mesut Ozil in January due to concerns from the manager, coaching staff and players over his lack of effort on the pitch and in training.

Ozil’s contract expires in the summer and concerns are mounting that he’s phoning it in until then. According to the Daily Mail, teammates and staff at the club were unhappy with his lack of defensive effort in the 2-1 defeat at Watford.

They also believe that his effort in training has decreased. Ozil, of course, isn’t the only player at Arsenal who could be accused of lacking effort. We should take a moment to appreciate the irony of his teammates accusing him of laziness.

It’s for these reasons that Arsenal could now be actively looking for buyers during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

Ozil came in for even more criticism following the 2-1 defeat at Watford. The German missed a gilt-edged chance just moments before Watford went up the other end and won a penalty.

Martin Keown accused Ozil of being lazy in his finishing. He was also criticised for not closing down enough during Watford’s winner.

The 29-year-old recently returned from a knee injury, but I believe he should be available for selection for the trip to Everton on Sunday given he featured on the weekend.

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