Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star joins American investment company as strategic adviser

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star joins American investment company as strategic adviser

- Mesut Ozil has joined an American investment company to secure his career after football

- The 31-year-old has been frozen out of Arsenal's squad in all competitions this season

- The former Real Madrid star last made an appearance under Mikel Arteta in February

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Mesut Ozil has started a new career in finance by joining American venture capital fund Class 5 Global, Daily Mail reports.

The 32-year-old is now a strategic adviser at the San Francisco-based company, which attempts to attract venture capital funding for online start-up groups.

Many sports celebrities have been involved in Class 5 Global investment network, including David Beckham and Serena Williams.

Mesut Ozil starts a new career outside football after he was demoted at Arsenal
Mesut Ozil starts a new career outside football after he was demoted at Arsenal. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane
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Ozil said:

"I am excited to shape and work on my post-football career while I am still actively playing football."

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The 2006 World Cup winner will be giving advice on the future of consumer preferences at Class 5 Global.

Former Ozil's Arsenal teammate, Keiran Gibbs introduced the company to the former Real Madrid star who decided to invest with them earlier in his career.

Ozil has gone through many troubles with the club after he refused to accept a pay-cut during the pandemic, asking what the monies were used for.

The former Werder Bremen star covered the wages of Arsenal's mascot Gunnersaurus after he was declared surplus to requirement during the economic meltdown.

Ozil has been removed from Arsenal's squad from the Premier League and the Europa League campaigned until January when the team begins another registration of players.

His £350,000 contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season and the German has already secured his life after football with the American company.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Mesut Ozil has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal football club and former player Lauren has blamed the German star for his current debacle.

Mikel Arteta has left the player out of the Premier League squad as well as the team that will play this season’s Europa League.

The last time the German star made an appearance for Arsenal was before the lockdown in March - and now his future at the club looks bleak despite him earning £350,000 per week in north London. also reported that Ian Wright has warned Odion Ighalo that the arrival of Edison Cavani during the summer window could have a negative effect on his performances in training and on the pitch.

The Arsenal legend has been in support of Cavani's inclusion into Manchester United but is concerned about the Uruguayan knocking off the Nigerian striker.

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Ighalo could be having fewer minutes since the arrival of the Paris Saint-Germain forward who scored 200 goals for the Ligue 1 side in seven years. previously reported that Mikel Arteta has stated that he did his very best to include embattled Mesut Ozil in his Arsenal squad for the season, but his exclusion was in the best interest of the club.

The German midfielder has not played for the club since March 7 and has not even made a matchday list this season.

The 32-year-old has also been left out of the Premier League and Europa League squad for the season and it looks like the player has already played his final game for the Gunners.

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