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How Mesut Ozil can earn shock recall to Arsenal squad as Mikel Arteta challenges Nicolas Pepe

Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.

Arsenal handed transfer boost

The agent of Dominik Szoboszlai has confirmed Arsenal are keen on signing the midfielder.

The Gunners interest in the player was first revealed by football.london in the summer of 2019, and scouts have been in regular attendance at Red Bull Salzburg games ever since.

There had been talk Szoboszlai would join the club this summer during the extended transfer window, but no move was forthcoming.

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The Hungarian international has started the new season in strong form with five goals and eight assists in 12 appearances across all competitions.

Now, per Sport Witness, Matyas Esterhazy – the agent of the attacking midfielder – has been discussing interest in his client.

One topic he touched on were links to AC Milan. The Italian giants were said to be close to securing the player’s signature only for the deal to fall apart.

Esterhazy has confirmed now a deal is unlikely, and it will be seen as a massive boost to Arsenal’s chances of signing him.

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Wenger proposes rule change that could help Ozil earn

Arsene Wenger believes creative midfielders such as Mesut Ozil are disappearing from football.

Ozil, 32, was omitted from the Gunners’ Premier League and Europa League squads last month with Mikel Arteta describing it as a football decision.

The decision has caused a lot of discussion and for Wenger, it highlights one of the biggest changes in professional football.

“I would say that the football of the last ten years has mostly “physicalized”. We went to the explosive beast and the power,” Wenger said, as per So Foot when asked if there’s room in modern-day football for players like Ozil.

Arsene Wenger with Mesut Ozil of Arsenal after the Emirates FA…