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Sport Arteta hits back at Ozil's agent for calling him 'dishonest'

17:10  25 october  2020
17:10  25 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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  MICAH RICHARDS: Mikel Arteta is proving to be a brilliant boss MICAH RICHARDS: I have a picture in my mind about Arsenal. It comes from February 2003 and a game they played against Manchester City at Maine Road. Though I grew up in Leeds, Arsenal were my team as a kid so I was never going to miss any chance to see them live. This particular Saturday, 17 years ago, I had been playing for City’s academy in the morning and then headed over to the old stadium.The reason the memory is so vivid is because of the football I saw that day. It was one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen, a display that had me in awe.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has hit back at the agent of Mesut Ozil over claims he's been dishonest about the player's situation. Ozil ' s agent Dr Erkut Sogut accused boss Arteta of not telling the truth about why he has frozen the German playmaker out at the Emirates. But Arteta fired back , stating: “If

Mesut Ozil ' s agent has slammed Mikel Arteta and accused the Arsenal manager of lying after he was left out of their Premier League squad. Ozil ’ s agent says Arsenal fans deserve an ‘honest explanation’ as to why he has been cast aside and accused Arteta of telling lies.

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Mikel Arteta has fired back at Mesut Ozil's agent after the Arsenal boss was accused of being 'dishonest' due to his treatment of the expensive outcast.

The £350,000-a-week playmaker was not included in the club's Premier League or Europa League squads in a bombshell move that brings an end to his time on the field until at least January.

Dr Erkut Sogut, Ozil's representative, soon launched a staunch defence of his client and criticised Arteta over how the situation has unfolded.

Mikel Arteta in a blue uniform holding a football ball: Mikel Arteta fired back at criticism from Mesut Ozil's agent after being accused of dishonesty © Provided by Daily Mail Mikel Arteta fired back at criticism from Mesut Ozil's agent after being accused of dishonesty Mesut Ozil et al. sitting at a table: Dr Erkut Sogut (R) has slammed the Arsenal head coach for his treatment of outcast Mesut Ozil © Provided by Daily Mail Dr Erkut Sogut (R) has slammed the Arsenal head coach for his treatment of outcast Mesut Ozil

And the heated war of words has now continued with Arteta insisting that he has remained 'honest' over the reasons behind Ozil's enforced absence.

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Mesut Ozil ’ s agent has slammed Arsenal over their treatment of his client, with Dr Erkut Sogut calling for an “honest explanation”. Sogut told ESPN: “Arsenal fans deserve an honest explanation, not [ Arteta ] saying 'I failed Ozil .' You didn't fail Ozil : you failed to be fair, honest and transparent and treat

The agent of Mesut Ozil has told Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta that fans deserve “an honest explanation” over the midfielder’s exile from the team. Ozil ’ s influence has waned since providing 19 assists and creating 28 big chances in 35 Premier League outings during the 2015-16 season, setting up nine

Before his side's clash with Leicester on Sunday, Arteta said, via The Mirror: 'If you have to lead, they have to trust you. In order for them to trust you, you have to be honest.

'You have to be clear and you have to be able to tell people, face to face, the good and bad news.

'Then you have to be consistent in what you say, the demands you put in and what you apply.

Mesut Ozil holding a football ball: Ozil was left out of Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads in a bombshell move © Provided by Daily Mail Ozil was left out of Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads in a bombshell move

'When things happen, you applaud them and then when they don't, there are consequences. Then you create a culture and within that culture people have to be accountable.

'People have to step up and they have to demand the standards we need of each other from this football club in order to be successful.'

Mesut Ozil slams Arsenal for their lack of loyalty

  Mesut Ozil slams Arsenal for their lack of loyalty The German midfielder has not featured for the Gunners since before the Premier League restarted from coronavirus lockdown but has fallen far down the pecking order under Arteta.The German midfielder has not featured for the Gunners since before the Premier League restarted from coronavirus lockdown, but has fallen far down the pecking order under Arteta - with his exclusion from his domestic squad the latest blow.

Ozil will not feature in the Premier League or Europa League until January. The two bosses face off as Leicester face Arsenal on Sunday in the league. Brendan Rodgers has backed Mikel Arteta in his decision to sideline Mesut Ozil , saying Mesut Ozil bites back : Arsenal outcast' s agent says Mikel

Ozil – Arteta battle goes public: Mesut Ozil ’ s agent has taken round 1 in the battle of Ozil (et al) vs. Mikel Arteta , claiming the Arsenal manager has “failed to be fair, honest and transparent and treat someone with respect” as his client has been frozen out and seemingly played his last game for the

Sogut's withering criticism prompted Arteta to admit that he has 'failed' to ensure every player is performing at their best.

But Arteta's comments did nothing to sate Sogut's fury, with the World Cup winner's agent telling ESPN: 'Arsenal fans deserve an honest explanation, not [Arteta] saying, "I failed Ozil."

Mesut Ozil with a football ball on a field: The 32-year-old, who earns £350,000-a-week, is unable to play at senior level until January © Provided by Daily Mail The 32-year-old, who earns £350,000-a-week, is unable to play at senior level until January a group of people watching a football game: Sogut believes the club's fanbase deserve to know the truth behind why Ozil was frozen out © Provided by Daily Mail Sogut believes the club's fanbase deserve to know the truth behind why Ozil was frozen out

'You didn't fail Ozil. You failed to be fair, honest and transparent and treat someone with respect who has a contract and was loyal all the time.'

Ozil has not featured for Arsenal since March - although Arteta stressed that the former Real Madrid man's absence was purely due to football reasons.

As reported by Sportsmail, Ozil is convinced his criticism of China's alleged mistreatment of Uighur Muslims played a role in the decision to force him into exile.

Arteta's 'conscience is calm' after leaving Ozil out of Premier League squad

  Arteta's 'conscience is calm' after leaving Ozil out of Premier League squad Mesut Ozil was given every chance to force his way into the Arsenal first team, according to boss Mikel Arteta.The former Germany international was not included in the 25-man group for the 2020-21 season when it was submitted on Tuesday after also being left out of the Gunners' Europa League squad earlier in October.

The agent of Mesut Ozil has launched an extraordinary attack on Mikel Arteta Mesut Ozil has been frozen out of the picture by Mikel Arteta since the resumption of Premier League football and his agent says that the Arsenal manager is lying when he claimed that he had "failed" his former team-mate.

Mesut Ozil has angrily fired back at his critics for spreading "bullsh*t" to gain extra publicity When Arteta succeeded Unai Emery in the Emirates Stadium hot seat back in December, Ozil was initially brought in from the cold to help the Gunners start climbing back up the table after a disastrous start to

Arsenal hold a sizeable commercial interest in the nation.

text, letter: Ozil had blasted Arsenal for lacking 'loyalty' in a statement but stopped short of blaming Arteta © Provided by Daily Mail Ozil had blasted Arsenal for lacking 'loyalty' in a statement but stopped short of blaming Arteta

The behaviour of the 32-year-old has also been called in question during lockdown, with Ozil slammed across multiple fronts for refusing to take a pay cut at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The midfielder is believed to have opted against an agreement due to a lack of clarity over how the money would be spent.

After it surfaced that Ozil would likely not play again for the north London club again, Ozil released a statement which criticised Arsenal for their lack of loyalty.

He did stop shot of apportioning blame on Arteta, however.

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