Manchester City could join neighbours Manchester United in the race for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

The 28-year-old playmaker has yet to sign a new deal at the Emirates and, given that his current contract expires at the end of next season, several clubs will be on alert as Ozil potentially becomes available.

The German World Cup winner has been in scintillating form so far this season, and has netted seven times in 14 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side in their solid start to the campaign.

Consequently, Ozil may be expecting a much-improved deal to stay in North London but, as of yet, no deal has materialised, which has alerted the two Manchester clubs, who are reportedly keeping a close eye on Ozil’s situation.

City’s participation in the Champions League and their higher league position could give them the edge over United in the race for the 28-year-old, but United boss Jose Mourinho worked with the German at Real Madrid, which could sway Ozil’s mind.

Nevertheless, here are THREE reasons why Ozil should choose City over United…

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