Although the Gunners looked devoid of ideas at times at the London Stadium, Emery seems to have lost patience with a player who seems to have reached his peak.
Talented and erratic in equal measure, the 30-year-old’s inconsistency has continued to divide and infuriate fans.
With his contract running out last January (and with Alexis Sanchez en route to Old Trafford) the Arsenal board baulked to the playmaker’s demands and rewarded him with a whopping £350,000-a-week deal.
But just 12 months later it appears as though his place in the team is no longer guaranteed and a move away from the Emirates in the summer would suit all parties.
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But just who could Arsenal replace him with in six months time?
Scroll down to see eight potential Ozil replacements for Arsenal and how they could feature in north London.
James Rodriguez – Real Madrid (On loan at Bayern Munich)
The Colombia superstar has seen his game time in Bavaria drop massively since the departure of Carlo Ancelotti last season.
Under Jupp Heyneckes, James featured and helped Bayern win another Bundesliga title but it has been a different story under Niko Kovac this campaign.
His two-year loan deal at the Allianz Arena will be coming to an end this summer and, with no guarantees he will play on his retun to the Bernabue, a move to the Premier League could happen.
How would he fit in?
Kai Havertz – Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen have a long tradition of producing technically gifted midfielders; Toni Kroos, Michael Ballack and Bernd Schuster all made their name donning the black and red strip.
Havertz is the latest midfielder to graduate from the Die Werkself academy and is seriously making a name for himself.
Blessed with a fantastic football brain, incredible skills and great physical prowess, the 19-year-old seems perfectly suited for the English top-flight.
How would he fit in?
Isco – Real Madrid
The struggles of Isco at Real Madrid since his move in 2013 are enough to confound even the most ardent Barcelona fan.
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