The news that is doing the rounds all through the day is Mesut Ozil’s exclusion not only from Arsenal’s 25 man Premier League squad, but also the Europa League squad.
Hence, it is impossible that we will see Ozil in an Arsenal shirt until the winter transfer window opens at the very least when new players can be registered.
However, it seems more likely that the 32-year-old’s time at the Emirates is over having spent 8 long years in London since joining from Real Madrid in 2013.
Ozil posted a message on Twitter claiming that his loyalty to the club was not reciprocated by them. Although the claim is true, he happens to be their highest-paid player and recently got an £8 million loyalty bonus.
Ozil’s agent, Dr Erkut Sogut has now come out against the club and their decision to freeze the World Cup winner out of their squad.
“Arsenal fans deserve an honest explanation, not Arteta saying ‘I failed Özil’,” he told ESPN FC.
“You didn’t fail Özil: you failed to be fair, honest and transparent and treat someone with respect who has a contract and was loyal all the time.
“Every single person outside knows he hasn’t treated him fairly. He didn’t give him a chance to show himself this season”
“He expected to get more support from the club. It is not talking about politics, it is about human rights, putting people in detention centres.
“Mesut cannot speak now because of confidentiality, but one day he will, and we’ll see what people think.”
“Mesut is 32 years old. He has a few more years in his career, but it is more about the way of treatment. Mesut is someone who fights for his rights.
“The contract was a big commitment for him. He could have left for another club like Alexis Sánchez did.
“He could have left and got a £30m signing-on fee as a free agent at the peak of his career. But he stayed loyal.
“Maybe the club will change their position in January and register him. You never know what will happen.”
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