Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star pockets £26,000 for every minute of football this season

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star pockets £26,000 for every minute of football this season

Premier League campaigners Arsenal has reportedly splashed out £3.7m to Mesut Ozil since the commencement of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

A further breakdown showed the midfielder has enjoyed 142 minutes of football within the period and it amounts to about £26,000 per minute of football.

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Surprisingly, despite Ozil's salary which was meant to keep him at the Emirates after Alexis Sanchez moved on to Manchester United, the German playmaker has been frozen out by Unai Emery, as fans are left to regret the decision every week.

Interestingly, Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Vitoria in the Europa League, on Thursday night, October 24, appears to have reopened old wounds this campaign.

Gunners’ fans were not comfortable trailing their Portuguese visitors at Emirates until Nicolas Pepe late free-kicks in the last 10 minutes delivered the needed points.

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After 25 minutes of action, fans at the Emirates were already calling for Ozil's introduction, with Arsenal trailing to a goal off former Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards, Once again, but there was no place for the German, who hasn't played since the League Cup victory against Nottingham Forest.

The 31-year-old Ozil has only enjoyed 71 minutes of Premier League football in the 2-2 draw with Watford.

Although, Emery made 10 changes from the Gunners squad that suffered a surprise defeat to Sheffield United on Monday, the Spaniard tactician could not ascertain the former World Cup winner fit enough.

Even his new-look squad failed to shine until substitutes Matteo Guendouzi, Dani Ceballos and Pepe ultimately making the difference.

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Reports suggest Arsenal cannot wait to offload Ozil in January, but that will not be possible without a buyer can be found, but for now the sidelines remains his position as continues to smile to the bank with his wages.

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Legit.ng reported earlier that Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe was on top of his game during Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Portuguese side Vitoria at the Emirates with two superb goals for the Gunners.

The former Lille forward arrived the North London outfit from Lille in the summer, has not enjoyed the best start to life at Arsenal, but his two top class free-kicks late on ensured the Gunners staged a comeback from 2-1 down to win 3-2.

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