Mesut Ozil’s agent strikes out at Mikel Arteta and accuses Arsenal manager of lying
German playmaker Ozil has likely played his last game for the Gunners after being left out from Arsenal’s Premier League squad for the 2020-21 season.
While Ozil might be contributed to the squad in January, it appears more most likely that he will finally leave the Emirates either throughout that transfer window or at the end of the season.
Ozil was handed a brand-new ₤ 350,000-a-week contract during Arsene Wenger’s last year in charge however has actually fallen out of favour under Arteta, who admitted this week that he has ‘stopped working’ with Ozil.
Ozil’s agent says Arsenal fans deserve an ‘honest description’ regarding why he has actually been cast aside and accused Arteta of telling lies.
Dr. Erkut Sogut informed ESPN: ‘Arsenal fans should have a truthful explanation, not [Arteta] saying “I stopped working Ozil.”
‘ You didn’t fail Ozil: you failed to be fair, truthful and transparent and deal with someone with respect who has an agreement and was devoted all the time.
‘ Each and every single person outside knows he hasn’t treated him relatively. He didn’t offer him an opportunity to reveal himself this season.
‘ If he is still under contract, the player needs to have the choice to remain and fight for his location. Mesut hasn’t been considered that.
‘ Why would you put a player on the bench twice for 90 minutes [versus Brighton and Crystal Palace in June] if he wasn’t fit or dedicated?
‘ Everybody states he’s training well. Per Mertesacker stated this openly. I spoke with a minimum of five colleagues who state he is training excellent.
‘ They state Mesut is among their best players, and they can not understand why he is left out.
‘ So it can’t be the training – if it is not the pitch, what are the footballing reasons? If you talk, you must tell the reality that the Arsenal fans are worthy of otherwise don’t talk at all.’