The 20-year-old has been earmarked as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez following his impressive performances in Ligue 1 this season.
The player, who has scored seven goals in Ligue 1 this season, is now valued at close to £45 million.
United's initial plan had been to move for Ozil in the summer when his current deal expires, and there had been a widespread expectation that Sanchez would go to City.
"I'm really pleased for him", he said.
"I maintain what I've said many times".
"Alexis is an exceptional football player, he's a world-class player and if that happens [and he leaves] we have to find a different balance in the team. Normally, he should stay here until the end of the season but we'll see".
Arsenal are closing in on the £44 million signing of Bordeaux forward Malcom, with further meetings with the player's representatives planned for Monday. "If it's me in charge or somebody else, you can only do what is best for the club".
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is back in the squad following a hamstring injury, while Jack Wilshere, who hobbled off with an ankle issue against Chelsea on Wednesday, could also feature on the south coast.
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