Arsenal attacking midfielder, Mesut Ozil has criticised the club after he was omitted from Mikel Arteta’s 2020/21 English Premier League squad.
Ozil had already been left out of the Gunners’ squad for the Uefa Europa League despite being one of the club’s most paid players. Responding to the omission, Ozil said:
I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have not been registered for the Premier League season for the time being.
Upon signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club that I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated.As I have just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. I’ve always tried to remain positive from week to week that there’s maybe a chance to get back in the squad soon again. That’s why I kept silent so far.Before the coronavirus break I was really happy with the development under our new coach Mikel Arteta — we’ve been on a positive way and I would say my performances were on a really good level. But then things changed, again, and I was not longer allowed to play football for Arsenal.
I can promise you that this hard decision won’t change anything in my mindset — I will continue to train as best as I can and wherever possible use my voice against inhumanity and for justice.”
The London-based club has expressed intentions to ship the former Real Madrid playmaker but Ozil is adamant he will see through his contract which expires next year.