A message to Mikel Arteta? Mesut Ozil shares compilation video of his best moments playing under the Gunners boss on Twitter as £350,000-a-week star continues to be left out of matchday squads
- Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is still no closer to making the club’s matchday squad
- The German has been exiled by Mikel Arteta and has not played since March
- Ozil dug out and shared a fan video of his best bits playing for Arteta’s Arsenal
- The 31-year-old has been left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad this season
- Ozil could be left out of Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad next week
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.
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil shared a video of his best moments under Mikel Arteta on Twitter
Ozil dug out and shared a six-month old fan video of his best moments on Monday night
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.
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.
Ozil (left) has been exiled by head coach Mikel Arteta (right) and has not played since March
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.
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.’
Ozil was axed from Arsenal’s Europa League squad and could be axed for the Premier League
‘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.
Ozil hit the headlines after offering to cover the wages of sacked mascot Gunnersaurus
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.