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Sport I'll never be influenced by Ozil's Arsenal wages, says Arteta

01:50  01 july  2020
01:50  01 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

Arteta expects Ozil to be frustrated at lack of game time

  Arteta expects Ozil to be frustrated at lack of game time Mesut Ozil should be frustrated by a lack of game time at Arsenal, according to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.Ozil has not played a single minute since the resumption of the season, despite having featured in all of Arsenal's Premier League games under Arteta prior to the suspension of the campaign in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The German - who earns £350,000 a week - has yet to play a single minute for the Gunners since English football' s restart amid coronavirus.

The German - who earns £350,000 a week - has yet to play a single minute for the Gunners since English football' s restart amid coronavirus.

Mikel Arteta is adamant Mesut Ozil’s wages will never come into his mind when it comes to selecting his squad for a matchday.

Arsenal’s head coach left the playmaker, who pockets £350,000 a week and is Arsenal’s highest earner, out of the squad for the trip to Brighton on June 20.

Ozil did return for the 2-0 victory at Southampton but was an unused substitute, and was then missing completely at Sheffield United on Sunday due to a back injury.

The German remains a doubt for Wednesday night’s home game against Norwich but even if fit he would be unlikely to start, with Arteta having publicly called on the 31-year-old to do more in training.

Arsenal confirm back injury for Ozil

  Arsenal confirm back injury for Ozil A back injury has prevented Mesut Ozil taking a place in the Arsenal squad for Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Sheffield United.The 31-year-old attacking midfielder is enduring a difficult season with the Gunners and is yet to play following the campaign's resumption after the coronavirus-enforced suspension.

Mikel Arteta has warned over placing to much expectation on William Saliba ahead of the defender's first season at Arsenal . “I think he needs to stay there, we’ve got an agreement with Saint-Etienne,” said Arsenal ’s head coach. I ' ll never be influenced by Ozil ' s wages - Arteta .

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta insists Mesut Ozil ' s club-record wage packet is never taken into consideration when it comes to picking his team. Arteta : " I think players are paid whatever they deserve because there are two parties here and that should never be something I have to judge."

Arsenal’s head coach admitted ahead of the match with the Canaries that Ozil is not happy with the situation he finds himself in, but was adamant that his sky high wages will not change his mind when it comes to how he selects his team each week.

“Never,” said Arteta. “That is an agreement that the player and club were happy to do, to move ahead and it is never [one] that I question.

"I think players are paid whatever they deserve because there are two parties here and that should never be something I have to judge.

“I want all my players at their best and to have the ability to be able to pick them to help the squad as much as possible and that's the only intention I have.

“I believe that he's not very happy because he's not playing but as well he picked up an injury the other day and we have to wait and see how he evolves.” Mikel Arteta wearing a uniform and holding a baseball bat: Mesut Ozil/Mikel Arteta Arsenal 2019-20 © Provided by Goal Mesut Ozil/Mikel Arteta Arsenal 2019-20

Always a place for a player of Ozil's quality at Arsenal, says Gunners manager Arteta

  Always a place for a player of Ozil's quality at Arsenal, says Gunners manager Arteta Despite not picking the midfielder since the resumption of the Premier League, the Spanish boss said a player of his ability is welcome at his clubOzil featured in all of Arsenal's games under Arteta prior to the Premier League being suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he is yet to feature since the resumption.

I said that everybody that I have in the squad, my job is to get the maximum out of them and to try to Copyright 2020 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is Mikel Arteta led the squad earlier this afternoon as they went through their final training session before the

Mikel Arteta has said Mesut Ozil ’ s wages will “ never ” have an impact on his team selection as the German playmaker waits to make his first appearance for the club since the restart of the ­Premier League. Ozil , who earns £350,000 a week and is by some distance Arsenal ’s highest earner, has not

Arteta was a team-mate of Ozil’s during his playing days at Arsenal and when he returned to the club in December he appeared to have handed the German a lifeline in north London.

Having often found himself marginalised by Unai Emery, Ozil was brought straight back into the side by Arteta and started all 10 of the Spaniard’s league games in charge before football’s coronavirus enforced suspension in March.

He has yet to play a single minute since the restart, however, but Arteta insists he is well aware of the qualities he can still bring when at top form.

“I know him really well because I played with him,” he said. “Mesut has unique qualities. He is a very special player for the position he plays, how specific he is in the qualities that he has and what he can bring to the team. I don’t think much has changed.

“Obviously he adapted to the league and he needed some time but he started to perform pretty quickly and he established himself in this league for a long time, something that is not easy to do.”

Arteta slams Arsenal for 'unacceptable' Brighton defeat .
Neal Maupay struck an injury-time winner against Arsenal to leave Mikel Arteta furious with his players.The Gunners went ahead at Amex Stadium through a sublime Nicolas Pepe strike but were stunned by goals from Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay.

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