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Mesut Ozil has categorically ruled out a January loan move and is fully intent on winning back his starting position in the Arsenal team , sources close to the player have told ESPN FC .The midfielder , who missed Saturday ’ s 5 – 1 away defeat at Liverpool with a knee injury , has been repeatedly dropped by manager Unai Emery for “ tactical reasons ” this season but remains confident that he can regain his coach ’ s trust .

The midfielder ’ s inconsistent season , in terms of both form and appearances , had led to speculation that he could leave Arsenal during the January transfer window — despite signing a lucrative new contract less than a year ago . Emery has previously refused to say whether he was open to selling his star player , adding that Ozil ’ s £ 300 , 000 – a – week salary is not a factor in the decision .

After being named on the bench for Arsenal’ s defeats to Southampton and London rivals Tottenham earlier this month , Ozil returned to captain the side at home to Burnley on Dec. 23 , leading the Gunners to a 3 -1 win.
Ozil secured his second Premier League assist of the season in the victory , the first time he had either scored or assisted a league goal since Arsenal’ s 3 – 1 victory over Leicester in October .

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