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Sports Ozil to be axed? Arteta facing big decision with Arsenal needing to chop two players from 25-man squad

16:20  06 october  2020
16:20  06 october  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Mikel Arteta is facing up to some major selection issues following the close of the summer transfer window, with two senior players set to be axed from Arsenal ’s 25 - man Premier League squad . Premier League rules state that clubs have until October 20 to submit their 25 - man squad list

Mikel Arteta is facing up to some major selection issues following the close of the summer transfer window, with two senior players set to be axed from Arsenal ’s 25 - man Premier League squad . Premier League rules state that clubs have until October 20 to submit their 25 - man squad list

Mikel Arteta is facing up to some major selection issues following the close of the summer transfer window, with two senior players set to be axed from Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad.

Premier League rules state that clubs have until October 20 to submit their 25-man squad list - which must feature a maximum of 17, and a minimum of eight, non-homegrown players.

But Arsenal’s addition of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on Monday and, more importantly, the failure to find takers for players the club had been looking to move on, means that Arteta currently has 19 non-homegrown players in his squad.

low point for Özil - Arteta's telling words

 low point for Özil - Arteta's telling words Without Mesut Özil, Arsenal moved on in the League Cup on Wednesday. What his trainer said about him afterwards made a deep impression. © imago images Mesut Özil warming up - he has not been allowed to play for Arsenal since the beginning of March. Arsenal's top earner has recently ceased to be Mesut Özil; he is now captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Otherwise, however, nothing has changed in Özil's difficult role with his long-term employer - although: actually it has gotten worse.

Mikel Arteta is facing up to some major selection issues following the close of the summer transfer window, with two senior So that means that Arteta will have to decide which two players to leave out of his 25 - man squad for the first Ozil to be axed ? Arsenal must chop two from 25 - man squad .

Mikel Arteta is facing up to some major selection issues following the close of the summer transfer window, with two senior players set to be axed from Arsenal ’s 25 - man Premier League squad . Premier League rules state that clubs have until October 20 to submit their 25 - man squad list

The transfer window is still open for Premier League clubs to do business with clubs in the Football League until October 16, but it’s highly unlikely that any of the senior players at Arsenal would agree to drop down to the lower tiers of English football.

So that means that Arteta will have to decide which two players to leave out of his 25-man squad for the first half of the season, which runs up to the close of the winter transfer window - when a new squad can be submitted.

It’s something the Arsenal boss admits has been troubling him during the early weeks of the campaign.

“I’m really happy with all the boys and the way they’re training,” said the Spaniard. “But selection is getting more complicated and with this new rule of just having only 18 players in the squad makes it very difficult.”

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 The German Federation admits an “error” in the handling of the Özil case © Provided by Sofoot Özil abandoned. Old business is coming back. The day before his call for the 2018 World Cup, Mesut Özil had created controversy by taking a photo with the controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. After the premature elimination of the German world champions, he had been taken in flu by the supporters of the Mannschaft and had announced his wish to no longer wear the colors of the national team. Search on SOFOOT.com To justify this withdrawal, he had notably men

MESUT OZIL is unlikely to ever play for Arsenal again after he was left out of the club's Mesut Ozil has not played a competitive match for Arsenal since MarchCredit: Getty Images Earlier this month, Ozil was left out of the Europa League squad - further evidence that he is not needed by Mikel Arteta .

Arteta named a youthful team to take on the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium, with academy products Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah all starting. Arsenal have invested big money in developing youth in recent years. Ozil to be axed ? Arsenal must chop two from 25 - man squad .

Arsenal were hoping to move several players out of the club before Monday night’s transfer deadline, but struggled to do so in what was a very difficult market to navigate.

Matteo Guendouzi did leave, joining Hertha Berlin on loan, while Lucas Torreira also went out, completing a loan move to Atletico Madrid.

a close up of Sead Kolasinac with a baseball glove: Sead Kolasinac Arsenal 2019-20 © Provided by Sporting News Sead Kolasinac Arsenal 2019-20

But Sead Kolasinac saw a move to Bayer Leverkusen collapse, while Arsenal and Saint-Etienne ran out of time to finalise a season-long loan deal for William Saliba.

Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi were also free to leave, but Arsenal were unable to find takers for the two defenders - who are both now into the final year of their contracts in north London.

With eight centre-backs in his squad, it could be that Arteta opts to leave at least one out of his 25-man Premier League squad. Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers and Mustafi have yet to play a game between them this season due to injury, although both Chambers and Mustafi are due to return to full training after the international break.

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 Compulsory savings as an excuse - Arsenal The FC Arsenal apparently gives a damn about the emotional concerns of its fans in the midst of the austerity measures imposed by the corona pandemic - and is now sawing off the club's long-standing mascot. © Provided by 90min Extinct during Corona: Gunnersaurus, the mascot of Arsenal FC For 27 years, Jerry Quy appeared as a man in the oversized costume of Gunnersaurus, the Gunners' dinosaur.

Mesut Ozil has posted a defiant response to being axed for Arsenal 's defeat at Man CityCredit: Getty SunSport reported that Ozil could head a long list of players shown the door at the Emirates at the Arteta is also reportedly planning to offload four of his defenders to make room for new arrivals.

For Arteta knows better than anyone that this Arsenal win does not suggest they are truly capable of You need to improve the squad with quality quality players and we need bigger squads to This is unfamiliar at Arsenal . For more than two decades, Arsene Wenger shielded the club’s board

Mesut Ozil - Arsenal’s highest-earning player on £350,000 ($454,000) a week - has not featured at all since football’s restart in June following the coronavirus-enforced suspension.

Arteta has always stated that the playmaker could be brought back into the fold, but given his lack of game time he could also be a candidate to miss out - despite his near £20m ($26m)-a-year salary.

Arsenal also have to submit their squad list for the group stages of the Europa League to UEFA by the end of today (October 6).

UEFA rules state that a club’s ‘A list’ can contain a maximum of 25 players - which must include two goalkeepers - and there must be a minimum of eight places for ‘locally-trained players’.

If a club submits a squad that features fewer than eight locally-trained players, then the maximum number of players on the ‘A list’ must be reduced accordingly.

Arsenal no longer lets Özil play in the Premier League .
Mesut Özil has reached the next low point at Arsenal: He was not even registered for the Premier League squad. © getty images May only play in the Gunners U23 from now on: Mesut Özil (right). Because the national transfer window is now also closed, the Premier League clubs had to report their 25-man squad for the season to the league on Tuesday. The name Mesut Özil is no longer part of Arsenal.

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