As the January transfer window ticks away, and Alexis Sánchez moves closer to a move away from Arsenal, although he might not follow suit this month, Mesut Özil will more than likely leave the club come the summer.
The 29-year-old German has been a first-team regular since his arrival from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, but he is out of contract in the summer and there appears to be no progress in coming to any agreement about a new deal to stay at the Emirates.
That means that he is free to speak to foreign clubs in January ahead of a summer move on a free transfer.
And he could make a shock move to another Premier League club, with the Independent on Sunday reporting Manchester United, rumoured to be winning the battle for Sánchez, are still very keen on landing a deal for Özil.
If the Gunners have accepted that he is on his way, it may be wise for them to look at him leaving this month rather than letting him go on a free transfer when his contract runs out.
We’ve looked at five reasons why the German moving to Old Trafford makes sense in our video, which you can find at the top of the page.