Mesut Ozil criticized what appeared to be a lack of loyalty from Arsenal in a strongly worded statement afterwards It is not included In the Premier League squad of 25 players.
It marks an escalation in hostilities during the confrontation between Ozil and his club, which has not appeared since March. Ozil is the highest-paid player at Arsenal but was left out by Mikel Arteta and the writing was hanging on the wall for his hopes of appearing in the coming months when Deleted from the European League list. He met the same fate in relation to domestic football and reacted sadly in a letter Posted on social media.
“This is a difficult letter to write to Arsenal Ozil, who arrived in a high-profile transfer from Real Madrid in September 2013, said: “I am really very disappointed that I haven’t scored in the Premier League season at the moment.
“When signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged loyalty and loyalty to the club I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated. As I just discovered, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. I have always tried to remain positive from week to week that there is a chance. To return to the team again. That is why I have kept silence until now. “
Ozil’s last appearance in the win over West Ham was on March 7, the final for Arsenal before the Covid-19 shutdown. He helped score the winning goal for Alexandre Lacazette, but was ruled out when football returned in June, and some of that absence was attributed to a back injury. There have been no fitness issues since the start of the 2020-21 season, but his luck hasn’t improved.
He wrote: “Before the Coronavirus was broken, I was really happy to develop under our new coach, Mikel Arteta.” “We were on a positive path and I would like to say my performance was really good. But then things changed, once again, and I am no longer allowed to play football for Arsenal.”
Ozil continued to affirm his commitment to the club, saying that he “will continue to fight for my chance” and “will not let my eighth season at Arsenal end like this.” But it seems certain that after 254 matches he made his last match with them. His contract expires at the end of the season and there is absolutely no possibility of an extension.
It’s a messy saga for both Arsenal and Ozil, and many in the club love to draw a line under it. Ozil’s weekly salary of £ 350,000 is a burden on their shoulders, but Arsenal should have known the dangers of offering such conditions to a player who turned 30 in the year he signed the deal. Problems off the field caused a headache and he was disappointed by Arsenal’s lack of support when he was He criticized the mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims In China last year. In his statement on Wednesday, he added that he “will use my voice wherever possible against brutality and for justice.”
Ozil is known to have been among the few players He refused to cut wages In April, he announced doubts about the impact of such a measure, and it also appeared to be directly intersecting with Arsenal two weeks ago when She offered to pay Jerry Coy’s salary – The man inside “Gunnersaurus” – who was recently one of a large number of layoffs among a non-football team.
Arsenal, without Ozil, kicked off their Europa League campaign against Rapid Vienna in Austria on Thursday.
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