It brings an end to the saga which saw him dubbed “not a good guy”, having leaked rumours of a toxic dressing room while failing to budge on his £350,000-a-week deal during Covid-19 struggles.
But Daily Star have taken a look at some players Arsenal could look to for midfield inspiration once Ozil leaves the club…
Recording seven goals and seven assists in 19 games, the Argentine has already piqued Arsenal’s interest for the January transfer window.
While the Carrow Road side want £40m for the 24-year-old, a player-plus-cash offer including Joe Willock or Reiss Nelson appears to be edging closer.
His latest goal - a superb volley for a 1-0 win over Barnsley - shows Buendia would give that creativity in front of goal that Arteta craves from Ozil’s absence.
Lyon’s midfielder is no stranger to the Gunners, having become their transfer priority over the summer.
Having helped the French side to the Champions League semi-finals, the 22-year-old has kicked on to get his side top of Ligue 1.
While his output has dropped, recording three goals and three assists, it could benefit Arsenal who were looking at a £32m fee last summer.
With Aouar dropping hints on social media, the midfielder’s big-game experience would appeal to Arteta - even if it means spending extra.
Emile Smith Rowe
Of course, Arsenal already have a midfielder rising up the ranks at the Emirates in Smith Rowe.
And the 20-year-old has shown his value in the centre of midfield, adding two assists to his tally in the winning run.
Making enough of an impact to turn Arteta off a move for Real Madrid’s Isco, the Gunners may choose to let their young star keep shining.
Smith Rowe will know all about Borussia Dortmund’s young midfielder from his days with Leipzig.
Moving to the Westfalenstadion from Bayer Leverkusen in 2019, the German side have started putting him on the bench and appear ready to let him move on.
While he is not the assist king, the north London side have already made enquiries over a £22.5m move.
Also boasting 35 international appearances, Brandt has been learning form Joachim Low - the same man who gave Ozil his opportunity on the international stage.
Among La Liga’s star names such as Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema in the top-scoring charts in Valencia’s latest young talent.
Soler has enjoyed a sudden spike in good form, hitting six goals in nine games - better than his tally all of last season - including a hat-trick against Real Madrid.
But the Spaniard has also been providing for his team-mates with five assists.
This has also piqued the Gunners’ interest, having been favoured by Arteta last year - and the Spanish side’s Covid-19 finance issues could be an opportunity to land a creative young talent for a cut price.
Just as Arsenal’s senior squad have bounced back to form, their U23s have won four on the bounce.
And 18-year-old Azeez has been a key part of it, providing an assist in the 3-1 win against Derby.
The Englishman has impressed fans with clips of social media of his tricky feet, incisive passes and eye for goal.
Having played seven minutes in the 4-2 Europa League win over Dundalk, Arteta may already have another Ozil coming soon.