- Mesut Ozil has not featured for Arsenal since football returned after the lockdown
- The German star could be left out of the Gunners' 25-man Premier League squad
- Arsenal must leave out two non-homegrown players from the squad that till prosecute the league
Mesut Ozil could be left out of Arsenal’s Premier League squad as Mikel Arteta has until October 20 to submit a 25-man list of players that will represent the club this season.
The Gunners are now left with no choice than to let go of two non-homegrown players from the Premier League squad and indications are that Ozil might be affected despite the German on £350,000-a-week contract.
Arsenal failed to sell some of their ‘unwanted’ stars during the transfer window and with the addition of Thomas Partey, the number of non-homegrown players at the club now reaches 19.
And consequently, one of their major players could miss out on the squad could be the World Cup winner Ozil, who is on a monstrous £350,000-a-week contract.
According to GOAL, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will likely leave a defender out of the squad as they are already stacked in that department and Ozil could be the second player.
He is yet to make an appearance since football returned since the lockdown was lifted and he has just been in the stands.
And Arteta has recently said that the player’s future at the club is not certain at the moment.
Asked about plans to reduce his squad, the manager said:
"I'm really happy with all the boys and the way they're training.
"But selection is getting more complicated and with this new rule of just having only 18 players in the squad makes it very difficult."
What Arteta will be pleased about is the capture of Partey, who cost £45 million from Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Mesut Ozil has offered a huge financial support to Arsenal mascot who was earlier sacked by the club, despite that the German recently accepted huge pay cut on his wages.
The German midfielder says he would pay Gunnersaurus's wages after the club has let the mascot go after 27 years of his service.
Jerry Quy was relieved of his duties at the club at the start of the week with Arsenal claiming his services were no longer needed since there are no fans in the stadium during games.
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