- Mesut Ozil has not played for Premier League side Arsenal this season
- The Gunners are saving millions for Arteta not allowing the German to play
- Ozil has won three FA Cup titles since joining Arsenal from Real Madrid
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Mikel Arteta who is the manager of Premier League side Arsenal is reportedly saving money for the Gunners over his decision not to include Mesut Ozil in his team so far this season.
The last time Mesut Ozil played a competitive match for Arsenal was in March this year before football was put on hold by the authorities in charge of the game.
But since the resumption of football in England and many parts of the world, Mesut Ozil is still being overlooked by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta despite being the highest paid at the Emirates.
Things have turned sour for Mesut Ozil at Arsenal this term as the World Cup winner has also been omitted from the Europa League squad.
According to the report on UK Sun citing the Athletic, Arsenal have had to pay Mesut Ozil a loyalty bonus of £8m in September after they failed to offload him during the transfer.
The report added that the North London giants have been saving themselves money by Mesut Ozil not playing so far this term in the Premier League.
Due to the contract he signed in 2018, there are big bonuses attached to every game Mesut Ozil will play for Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League table with nine points after four games played this term.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger enjoined current gaffer of the Gunners Mikel Arteta to get German footballer Mesut Ozil involved in his team this season in all competitions.
Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013 from Spanish champions Real Madrid, and it was Arsene Wenger who was the manager then at the Emirates stadium.
A year after Mesut Ozil joined the Gunners, he went on to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the German senior men's national team.
However, the situation has changed for Mesut Ozil since Arsene Wenger left the Gunners two years ago as the German is now struggling to get active playing time.
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