Mesut Ozil vows to 'keep fighting' for his Arsenal future

John Reid October 21, 2020
Mesut Ozil vows to 'keep fighting' for his Arsenal future
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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has posted a lengthy statement on his personal Twitter page as he responds to being left out of Arsenal’s Premier League squad.

The attacking has disclosed that he feels ‘deeply disappointed’ not to have the chance to play any Premier League games for the Gunners. He has also vowed to ‘keep fighting’ for the remainder of his Arsenal career.

Player feels that he has been loyal to club

He also takes a bit of a swipe at Arsenal by claiming that ‘loyalty is hard to come by’. Ozil also feels that the loyalty he showed by signing a new contract in 2018 has not been reciprocated by the club.

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Interestingly, the statement concludes with Ozil vowing that the current situation will not affect his mindset of training hard, and speaking out for justice.

This is certainly an intriguing development in the Ozil saga. Judging by the player’s comments, you can forget about him deciding to take any Arsenal offers of paying up the last year of Ozil’s contract.

We probably won’t get to find out what Arsenal make of Ozil’s statements. They will likely keep those views in-house. However, they might not be too pleased with the statement.

Especially the accusation that they haven’t been loyal to Ozil. They would counter that by saying that giving a player £350,000 a week is showing loyalty to them.

Best for both parties if player left club

It probably would be best for both parties if Arsenal and Ozil agreed for the last year of his contract to be paid up. However, judging by Ozil’s comments, he doesn’t intend to do that. He is determined to try and make the best of his last season at the club.

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It is hard to see how much impact Ozil will be able to make at Arsenal though. After all, he can’t play in either league games or in Europe. The FA Cup maybe? That’s probably a forlorn hope. After all, he hasn’t played for Arsenal since football returned after the shutdown.

So it seems like little will change for Ozil and Arsenal. He won’t play any time soon, as the club won’t pick him. The situation can’t be satisfactory for any party, but it is what it is.

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John Reid is an experienced journalist, specialising in Scottish football for a number of years.