The one thing that was certain when Mesut Ozil started to struggle in an Arsenal shirt at the start of this season was that reports would suddenly start flying in regarding the Germany international's future at the Emirates.
Recent reports suggested Arsene Wenger had turned down a bid from Bayern Munich for Ozil in the summer transfer window, with the manager still keen on getting the best out the obviously gifted playmaker.
However, Ozil out of Arsenal stories continue to swirl, with the latest one suggesting Wenger is ready to sell the 25-year-old to Bayern Munich during the January transfer window.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, Ozil has grown disillusioned with life at Arsenal and is ready for a new challenge at Bayern Munich. The midfielder is reportedly unhappy with being played out of position by Wenger, and wants to be given more opportunities in the No.10 role, rather than having to play in a wider position.
The German champions are ready to make a £30 million bid for Ozil, and are hopeful over a deal being done.
It is extremely unlikely that Arsenal will be willing to sell Ozil during the January transfer window, with the fact that only £30 million is being offered making the deal even more improbable.
Wenger paid a club record £42.5 million to bring Ozil from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, and the manager will be loathe to take a loss on the player, on the extremely low chance that he decides to sell his star.
Ozil is currently out injured for what could be until the New Year due to a knee injury, and Wenger is reportedly lining up a move for Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler as a potential replacement, if indeed the former Real Madrid man leaves the club for Bayern Munich.
Draxler has a release clause of around £37 million in his contract and Wenger is apparently ready to match the amount in order to seal a move for the youngster in January.
However, even if Wenger does make a move for Draxler, who can play across the forwardline, in January, it does not mean that Ozil will necessarily be allowed to leave the club.
If there is one thing that Wenger has in his players is faith, and while Ozil's performances should be a lot better, irrespective of the position he plays in, the chances of the Arsenal manager losing faith in his main man are extremely slim.