Sport A message to Arteta? Mesut Ozil shares compilation video on Twitter
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Ozil and international team-mate Ilkay Gundogan, both of Turkish descent, sparked outrage in their homeland when they were pictured with the controversial head of state in Turkey.Ozil and international team-mate Ilkay Gundogan, both of Turkish descent, sparked outrage in their homeland when they were pictured with the controversial head of state in London.
Mesut Ozil shared an old video compilation of his performances for Arsenal under Mikel Arteta on Monday night as he continues to be left out of the Gunners squad.
The German midfielder has been exiled by the Arsenal first-team by the Spanish coach and has not played a single minute of competitive football for the north Londoners since March 7.
Ozil did play under Arteta when the Gunners boss first arrived as head coach in December and the midfielder has reminded his social media following of what he can bring to the side.
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Mesut Özil under Mikel Arteta.— William (fan account) (@OzilThings)
The 31-year-old dug out a video made by a fan account in March showing his best touches in matches against Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Olympiakos and Bournemouth.
Ozil captioned the video: '#startof2020 #throwback #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa'
Out of those eight matches, played between December and March, Arsenal just won three of them, despite Ozil's impressive moments.
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Ozil has not played for the club since March but manager Mikel Arteta explained he and defender Sokratis were omitted from his Europa League plans so his squad could comply with UEFA rules. Arteta is facing the same headache ahead of naming his 25-man Premier League squad on Tuesday, with his group containing 19 foreign players, two more than they are allowed to register. © Provided by Daily Mail Mesut Ozil is not expected to be included in Arsenal's 25-man Premier League squad Asked if Ozil would be in it, Arteta sidestepped the question, saying: ‘He wasn’t the only one who was not in the Europa League squad.
The German has been left out of Arsenal's 25-man Europa League squad for the coming season and there is a serious risk he will not represent the club again.
The Gunners need to drop two non-homegrown players for their 25-man Premier League squad, which needs to be announced by October 20, and Ozil is one of the favourites to be left out.
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Ozil is currently on a £350,000-a-week contract at Arsenal and has maintained he will stay at the club even though he is not playing.
Reports over the weekend claimed the German was the subject of a £5million bid from Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, with Ozil rejecting the deal as he does not want to play in the Middle East.
The midfielder told The Athletic in August: 'Things have been difficult but I love Arsenal. I'll decide when I go, not other people.'
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The German playmaker is yet to play a single minute of action in any competition for the Gunners this season having fallen out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta.The German playmaker is yet to play a single minute of action in any competition for the Gunners this season having fallen out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta, with the 32-year-old, who earns £350,000-a-week, failing to impress.
'I'll give everything I have for this club. Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger.
'I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again.'
Ozil also caused controversy last week by offering to cover the wages of Jerry Quy - the man inside the suit of club mascot Gunnersaurus - who was made redundant as Arsenal continued their staff-trimming after feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
His most recent competitive game for the club came in Arsenal's 1-0 win over West Ham over six months ago, where he assisted Alexandre Lacazette's late winner to grant the club all three points.
However, the German has not reappeared since the Premier League went into lockdown in the same month, though has played for the club in mid-season friendlies against Brentford and Aston Villa.
The midfielder arrived in north London as Arsenal's record signing in September 2013 for a £42.5million deal.
Ozil played a key role as Arsenal won three FA Cup titles in four seasons between 2014 and 2017, though barely played in the Gunners' cup triumph this year.
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