Arsenal Open Talks With Tottenham Target Ahead Of Possible £35m Move

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Arsenal may still look to trim their squad, with young players potentially leaving the Emirates Stadium on loan deals.

Ozil came in for fierce criticism for his underwhelming displays at the World Cup as the 2014 winners surprisingly finished bottom of their group. If you can get on the ball, turn and break their lines then it kills their press, so I think it's an important position and anyone who's playing in there needs to learn how to do that. "We will only sign a player in the next month if he's a big opportunity".

Barcelona have also emerged as admirers of the player but Arsenal are very much in the driving seat to secure his signature.

The 29-year-old also saw his form and commitment to Arsenal questioned during the latter stages of last season, with former Gunners defender Martin Keown claiming Ozil was not "giving everything" for the common cause.

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"I think last year was a hard year for all, not only for Mesut, [for] all the players, I want to give them confidence, to give them a chance every day in [training]".

"I know him [Nzonzi] but we haven't made a move for him".

And although Gomes is a player who has been on Tottenham's radar for some time, Pochettino should pass up the opportunity to sign the Portuguese worldwide this summer.

Unai Emery has revealed that his unwillingness to assure Jack Wilshere of first team football at the Emirates is the reason the English global left the club this summer. I want to work with him in a new way, and with an ambition for continuing with his quality [and] getting better in the team.