Mesut Ozil stated Wednesday he was deeply disenchanted” to be axed from Arsenal’s Premier League squad amid hypothesis he has performed his final recreation for the London membership. The 32-year-old is the highest-paid participant in Arsenal’s historical past on a reported £350,000 ($450,000) per week, however has additionally been omitted from the Gunners’ Europa League squad.
Ozil has not performed a single minute for Mikel Arteta’s aspect since March 7.
“This is a difficult message to write to the Arsenal fans that I’ve played for over the past few years. I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have not been registered for the Premier League season for the time being,” stated Ozil in an announcement posted on social media.
Former Germany worldwide Ozil went on to query Arsenal’s loyalty having signed his present deal, which expires subsequent 12 months, in January 2018 — the identical time Alexis Sanchez left the Gunners for Manchester United.
“Upon signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club that I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated,” stated Ozil.
“As I have just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. I’ve always tried to remain positive from week to week that there’s maybe a chance to get back in the squad soon again. That’s why I kept silent so far.”
Alongside Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos — additionally not noted of each squads — Ozil will solely have the ability to symbolize Arsenal Under-23s till 2021 on the earliest.
This month noticed Ozil provide to pay the wage of Arsenal’s fashionable mascot Gunnersaurus after Jerry Quy, who has performed the function of the dinosaur since 1993, was let go by the membership with stadiums empty through the coronavirus disaster.
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