‘Loyalty is hard to come by’ – Ozil reflects on being omitted from Arsenal’s Premier League squad

Mesut Ozil
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Mesut Ozil is going to prove his credibility to manager Mikel Arteta despite being axed from Gooner’s 25-player domestic competition squad.

Ozil’s last word at Arsenal has not been yet said, 2014 World Cup winner insists

Arsenal midfielder, 32, has revealed his thoughts after the London club decided to leave him out of the Premier League squad. Coaching staff’s conclusion means that ex-German international will not have a chance to play in the Premier League until the end of the season.

Ozil has opened up on Twitter:

“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 Premier League season for the time being,” Ozil said on Twitter and Instagram.

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 fans of this club.

No matter what, I will keep fighting for my chance and not let my eighth 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.”

At the beginning of October, the midfielder was also dropped out of Europa League squad. He didn’t make a single appearance in any of this season’s eight fixtures so far. His last appearance came in June when Gooners won 2-0 over Southampton at Emirates.