Mesut Ozil celebrates 25m followers on Twitter despite being dropped from Arsenal UEL squad

Mesut Ozil celebrates 25m followers on Twitter despite being dropped from Arsenal UEL squad

- Mesut Ozil was dropped out of Arsenal's Europa League squad by Mikel Arteta

- The 31-year-old is planning to see out his contract with the North Londoners

- Ozil reached 25m followers on Twitter and chose to celebrate the milestone

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has shifted attention to celebrating his recent achievement on social media.

The 31-year-old has further been frozen out of the Gunners squad after being excluded from their Europa League squad.

He is not the only high-ranking player missing on the 25-man shortlist as Greek football star Sokratis Papastathopoulos was also left out of the list.

His omission was however compensated by his supporters after reaching 25 million followers on Twitter.

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The German midfielder who earns 350,000-per-week at the Emirates Stadium took to the app to express gratitude after reaching the milestone.

“This is amazing. Thank you so much for 25 Mio. followers on Twitter!”

His future seems uncertain, with Mikel Arteta set to submit his 25-man Premier League squad by October 20.

Arsenal have the chance to name not more than 17 non-homegrown players, with 19 currently at their disposal but the former Real Madrid star seems unmoved as he hopes to see out his contract.

He told The Athletic:

“My position is clear. I'm here through to the last day of our agreement and I'll give everything I have for this club.
“Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger. I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again.
“I’ll decide when I go, not other people. I didn't sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.

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Mesut Ozil celebrates 25m follows on Twitter after missing out of Europa League squad
Mesut Ozil training with the rest of the Arsenal squad. Getty Images
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“Things have obviously been difficult but I love Arsenal, I love to work there, I love the people in the club - the real people, those I've been with for a long time - and I love London, it's my home.” earlier reported that Mesut Ozil will not be part of the Arsenal squad that will prosecute the Europa League competition this season after the German was not named in the 25-man squad.

Despite earning £350,000 ($454,000) a week as the highest earner at the club, Ozil is one of two senior players who has been cut by boss Mikel Arteta.

The Arsenal manager is left with no choice than to make such a decision as the club has 19 non locally trained players, but Europa League requires 17.

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