We're all for a little ruthlessness where the England squad is concerned, but Southgate's comments did go a little further than they perhaps needed to.
The move to sign Ozil is being handled by Raul Sanllehi, who has a good relationship with Arsenal. They are two players who end their contracts at the end of the season.
Ozil has been linked with a January move to Barcelona for a fee of £20million.
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It claims that Ozil's representatives have agreed for the 29-year-old to head to the Nou Camp in the New Year, with Arsenal set to receive 20m euros for the Germany worldwide, who would have been available on a free in the summer.
Sanchez and Ozil recorded a goal and assist respectively in the 2-0 win and showed exactly why they're so important to the Gunners.
And Catalan reporter Quique Guasch told Spanish outlet Catalunya Radio that Ozil had agreed a three-and-a-half year contract and is expected to cost around £17.8million.
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It will be a good chance to have another rotation with the players. So we only play 60-65 minutes and we're ready for Saturday'. If they scored, maybe the game would have been different.
The Chile global is out of contract at the end of the season, and could leave the 2016/17 FA Cup winners on a free transfer at the end of the campaign or for a reduced fee in January.
The latest reports however, suggest that the 2014 World Cup victor could be on the move.
Wages look set to play a huge role in the 29-year-old's future given he also wants £290,000-per-week to stay at Arsenal.
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Former Los Blancos star Ozil may be considered a contentious signing by some of those in power at rivals Barca, but if a creative midfielder is what the club desire, they may not find many better winter options.