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If there is one thing Mesut Ozil has actually been then it is identified to see out his ₤ 350,000-a-week contract at Arsenal.

In Spite Of Mikel Arteta and the Gunners board’s finest efforts to alter the German’s mind – by leaving him out of Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League teams this season – Ozil has actually stayed with his weapons and even gone on record to state he wishes to remain in north London.

Ozil is settled in the capital, and it appears that, regardless of everything going on around him, he has actually constantly thought in himself to turn things around – he sees a future for himself at Arsenal beyond his existing offer, if he can simply get the video game time to prove it.

Ozil is out of agreement in the summer and rapidly running out of time to show Arteta wrong.

If the Arsenal manager refuses to U-turn on his original decision this month, and restore Ozil as a senior Gunners gamer, then the German will go the remainder of the season having not kicked a single ball for the club.

He’ll also be allowed to leave the club that he has actually represented considering that 2013 on a free.

Ozil has actually been an ever-present figure in the media throughout the season, in spite of playing no football for Arsenal.

Arteta has regularly been asked about him, and the German himself has actually been keeping hectic on both Twitter and Instagram.

© Action Images through Reuters Ozil has been frozen out at Arsenal by Mikel Arteta

Following Arsenal’s newest win over West Brom – their third in succession – Ozil took to social networks to write: “Good game my young boys! Fantastic spirit – 3 wins in a row. Team looks good with a No 10 like Emile Smith Rowe – the difference maker.”

It’s not the very first time Ozil has applauded his team-mates for doing the job without him, however it is the very first time he’s actively accentuated the truth there is life after his at Arsenal.

The No 10 function has actually always been Ozil’s at Arsenal – he even wears the No 10 shirt.

In acknowledging to the world that Smith Rowe is doing a fantastic job in the position he has in some ways passed on the baton and accepted that he has been changed at Arsenal which he has no future at the club.

Whether this will motivate him to cut his contract brief and leave in January, stays to be seen. But it definitely recommends he’s no longer under any illusions in concerns to his value to Arsenal in 2021.

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