Mesut Ozil

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is reportedly ready to leave the club for a January move to Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mail.

The German has failed to live up to expectations in north London and is willing to leave the club for a move back to Germany after getting a lot of stick from fans and the media. The 25-year-old is currently out with a knee injury which will see him out of action for up to two months.

Ozil has failed to entertain the crowd so far this season and cut a hapless figure in their 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The midfielder is also unhappy at Arsene Wenger's unwillingness to play him in the coveted No 10 role, in which he has thrived for Real Madrid and Werder Bremen.

Bayern are ready to pay up to £30m for his signature and the Gunners are reportedly willing to do business and get Ozil off their backs as they look at other options to bolster their midfield.

The Gunners are reportedly preparing moves for Sami Khedira, Mats Hummels and Julian Draxler should they be able to offload Ozil, which will come as a pleasant surprise for Arsenal fans.

Khedira has been strongly linked with a move to north London this summer but a transfer failed to materialise, something which Wenger is willing to rectify in the upcoming transfer window.

The German will add some much-needed steel in their midfield, which has been missing since the Patrick Vieira era and will give their squad a more robust appearance.

Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla are all nimble on the ball but are not the type to act as a screen in front of their defence, something which has cost them important goals this season.

Hummels is likely to come in as a long-term replacement for Per Mertesacker, who has entered his 30s and has left his best years behind him.

Meanwhile, Draxler, who has a £37m release clause in his contract with Schalke, is being earmarked as a suitable replacement for Ozil.