Mesut Ozil turns down loan move to European giants

Mesut Ozil turns down loan move to European giants

Mesut Ozil turns down loan move to European giants

The Ligue 1 champions are chasing a replacement for Neymar, after it was confirmed on Wednesday that the forward would be out for three months with a metatarsal injury and will miss both legs of their Champions League last-16 meeting with Manchester United.

"After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar Jr.'s injury to the fifth right metatarsal".

If PSG progress, the quarterfinals are scheduled for April 9 and 16.

Neymar was in "total agreement" with the decision, PSG added.

"Informed of this recommendation, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian worldwide striker agreed with this protocol".

Even with the interest of PSG - a giant of European football ready to hand him first-team action in Neymar's absence - Ozil will stay at Arsenal this week.

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Depending on his recovery, the 26-year-old could be back in contention for a prospective Champions League quarter-final with the first leg on April 9/10 and the second leg a week later.

Neymar injured his foot on January 23 in a French Cup game againsth Strasbourg, leaving the pitch in tears.

"Paris St Germain sends its strongest support and encouragement to Neymar Jr to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination that the player has always shown".

It is not only the goals they are shipping, but the injuries have taken a toil for Unai Emery's men who have the third worst defensive record in the top ten. Although he recovered in time for the World Cup, he was not at his best in Russian Federation.

Although the loss of Neymar will weaken PSG, the threat to United will be clear, with Julian Draxler and their former player Angel Di Maria expected to occupy the wide positions either side of Mbappe and Cavani.

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