EPL: Mesut Ozil reacts after being dropped by Arteta from Arsenal’s 25-man squad


Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has reacted after being left out of the Gunners’ Premier League squad for this season.

Recall that Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta had on Tuesday left Ozil out of his 25-man Premier League squad.

Ozil had also been cut out from Arsenal’s Europa League squad.

Reacting, the 31-year-old, who joined Arsenal in 2013 from Real Madrid, took to his official Twitter handle on Wednesday to express his huge disappointment.

Ozil tweeted: “This is a difficult message to write to the @Arsenal fans that I’ve played for over the past few years. I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have not been registered for the @premierleague 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 no longer allowed to play football for Arsenal. What else can I say? London still feels like home, I still have many good friends in this team, and I still feel a strong connection with the fans of this club. No matter what, I will keep fighting for my chance and not let my 8th season at Arsenal end like this. 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.”



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