Mesut Ozil has been excluded from Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad by manager Mikel Arteta. The club’s highest earner at £ 350,000 a week is likely to have played his last game for the Gunners
- Mesut Ozil was banned from Arsenal’s Premier League squad on Tuesday
- The club’s home group for the 2020-21 season was submitted by Mikel Arteta
- Ozil has not played for the club since March 7, before the coronavirus lockdown
- Sokratis is another player not named in the Gunners’ Premier League roster
Mesut Ozil may have played his last game for Arsenal after his fall was disgraced when he was excluded from Mikel Arteta’s Premier League squad on Tuesday.
Ozil, who hasn’t played for Arsenal since March or formed a matchday squad since June, was dealt a first blow when he was banned from his Europa League plans last week.
Arsenal’s £ 350,000-a-week playmaker is now being paid to train and maintain his fitness for the remainder of the year after he was also dropped from Arteta’s Premier League roster in the first half of the season.
Mesut Ozil was banned from Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad on Tuesday
The playmaker has fallen out of favor under Mikel Arteta and his future at Arsenal is over
He was left out along with defender Sokratis – another who was dropped from the Europa League roster.
The couple can only perform for those under 23 until their situation is reviewed in January.
Ozil hasn’t played for the Gunners since refusing to take a pay cut following the Covid-19 outbreak.
Ozil didn’t play for Arsenal in the 2020-21 season and his contract expires next summer
Ozil has had a miserable year at Arsenal and could be out of football by January
Arsenal had been hoping to strike a deal to terminate their contract, which ends next summer.
Ozil has received lucrative offers from the Middle East, but has made it clear that he intends to look into his deal and is causing serious financial problems for Arsenal.
The remainder of the World Cup winner’s contract is worth around £ 12 million.
The 31-year-old was reportedly given the opportunity to join the Saudi Arabian association Al-Nassr
Danny Rose, who was not given a squad number prior to this season, remains frozen at Tottenham after being banned from the Premier League squad by Jose Mourinho.
The left defender was also not mentioned in his Europa League party.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones, who signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal last year, and goalkeeper Sergio Romero have been excluded from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Champions League and Premier League squads.
Jones only made eight appearances last season and was previously in the league for United in the 2-0 home loss to Burnley in January.
Romero turned down the pecking order at Old Trafford after Dean Henderson returned and was challenged from a move to Everton.
This prompted his wife to launch a devastating attack on the club to treat the goalkeeper, who learned of both omissions on social media.
However, Marcos Rojo has returned to United and started his squad in the Premier League despite having been absent from Europe.
Virgil van Dijk has been removed from the Liverpool squad following a knee injury in the Merseyside derby.