Mesut Ozil told the one way he can save his Arsenal future as Unai Emery looks to sell him | Football | Sport
The German is currently earning a staggering £350,000-a-week but has failed to justify his lucrative contract.
It’s understood Emery wants to offload the former Real Madrid man in order to boost his transfer kitty this summer, which currently stands at a paltry £45million.
Given the club’s current predicament, Carter admits he’d happily cash in on the 30-year-old.
However, he believes the retired Germany international can avoid being sold if he starts producing the form which prompted the north Londoners to shatter their record transfer fee for him six years ago.
“If he was honest, Ozil would know that his season last season was way below the level he should be,” Carter told Goal. “He has to either be moved on or he needs to step up next season and show he is a top player in Europe.
“You need some creativity in there, Ozil has to be moved on as he looks disinterested. At the moment, he is not showing that [he is interested].
“If I was the manager and got offered good money for him, then I would take it straight away.”
Like many others, Carter believes Emery has a massive job on his hands this summer and needs to make wholesale changes to his squad if they’re going to have any hope of challenging for the top four.
He said: “They have massive rebuilding problems. They need to recruit and recruit well. They have problems at the back, Sokratis and Mustafi are not good enough and need to go and Monreal is not a centre-half.
“He is a decent left back at best. Centre-back needs addressing.
“Midfield needs strengthening as losing Aaron Ramsey is complete madness to Juventus.
“Torreira, give him another chance; he is decent and tenacious. Xhaka is very inconsistent. I don’t think he is good enough for Arsenal. Lacazette and Aubameyang are brilliant and without their goals, I don’t know where Arsenal would be.
“For me though, I defend Unai Emery as he did a decent job last season apart from the defending in the Europa League final.
“It just shows how far they are behind. There’s a rebuilding programme at Arsenal that needs to happen. The recruitment needs to be spot on or they are in trouble.”
Arsenal will next be in action on July 16, taking on the Colorado Rapids in their first pre-season friendly.