Ozil tells Arsenal 'I'll decide when I go'

Ruben Hill
August 14, 2020

This will be a major headache for the Arsenal boss since Mesut Ozil is now the highest-earning player in the Arsenal squad and if Arteta can not offload him then he will find it really hard to free up money and bring in players like Thomas Partey. The report claims that Real Madrid have changed their mind after their elimination from the UEFA Champions League to Manchester City and that Dani Ceballos will now join the rest of his teammates for the upcoming pre-season to prepare for the 2020/21 Spanish LA Liga season.

Arsenal's decision did not sit well with many supporters across the world, especially as there were certain players in the squad, including Ozil, who did not accept salary deferrals.

The bleak financial picture has only heightened the club's resolve to offload Ozil but he added: "I'll decide when I go, not other people".

Arsenal have unofficially put the player up for sale but right now there are no big clubs who want to buy Mesut Ozil.

'Things have obviously been hard but I love Arsenal, I love to work there, I love the people in the club - the real people, those I've been with for a long time - and I love London, it's my home. Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger.

The former Germany global, 31, has not played since the Premier League resumed in June, with manager Mikel Arteta citing "pure football reasons".

"People who know me know exactly how generous I am and, as far as I'm aware, I was not the only player who rejected the cut in the end, but only my name came out".

However, he has not featured in their past 13 matches in all competitions, with Arteta saying his exile was down to "football reasons".

'You don't play 10 games in a row if you're unfit, not good enough or don't behave well, ' the midfielder told The Athletic, referring to his run of Premier League appearances under Arteta pre-lockdown. "But we needed more information and many questions were unanswered", Ozil said.

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has lashed out at his detractors "trying to destroy him" and has sought to clarify the controversial events that unfolded during the suspension of football.

"Possibly the decision affected my chances on the pitch, I don't know".

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