All the signs are pointing towards a victory for Arsenal, but Alexis Sanchez has not travelled with the Gunners as he pushes through a transfer to Manchester United, and this could upset the north Londoners' preparations.
Asked if he expected Sanchez's future to be determined imminently, he said: "Yes".
But Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is increasingly confident of tying Ozil down to a new deal.
Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday, Ferdinand said that Sanchez would be better off joining City than his former employers.
Manchester United are reportedly favourites to sign Sanchez.
It is well known that Sanchez has been angling for a move to the Etihad, hoping to go this month after a £60m summer deadline day move fell through.
"On the blue side of Manchester though, we expect the leaders to arrive at Anfield [for their game against Liverpool] and we'll get a bit more clarity on their plans".
Alexis Sánchez has not travelled with the Arsenal team to Bournemouth for this afternoon's fixture at the Vitality Stadium, signalling his departure could come sooner rather than later.
Sanchez was only a substitute in Arsenal's League Cup semifinal match against Chelsea on Wednesday.
It will be a massive call by Wenger if he goes through with the decision, but it will also give the clearest indication yet that his transfer is imminent.
The Armenian was one of Mourinho's first signings in the summer of 2016 but inconsistency has blighted the playmaker since he joined from Borussia Dortmund for £26.3million.
"Sometimes it can happen: on the table there's a fantastic opportunity and you fight for that opportunity."
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