Report: Bayern Munich line up Mesut Ozil

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) runs with the ball chased by Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (L) during the English Premier League football match on August 31, 2014
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Bayern Munich are poised to try to prise out-of-form Mesut Ozil away from Arsenal in January, according to reports.

Bayern Munich are reportedly lining up a January bid for unsettled Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Ozil has struggled to live up to his billing since a £42.5m move to the Gunners from Real Madrid a year ago, and came in for widespread criticism over his performances earlier this month.

Bayern boss Pep Guardiola remains a fan, however, and the Bundesliga champions will attempt to prise the 25-year-old away from North London this winter, according to the Evening Standard.

The Germany international stemmed the tide of early-season criticism after bagging a goal and an assist in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Aston Villa last week.

Ozil is contracted to the Emirates Stadium club until 2018.

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Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (L) looks on during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
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