The former German international did not make it to Arsenal’s Europa League squad. Here’s what he posted on Twitter.
Mesut Ozil responded to Arsenal’s decision to omit him from the Europa League squad. The playmaker showed his support for the Gunners in a Twitter post ahead of their clash with Rapid Vienna.
Evidently, Ozil did not fly to the Austrian capital with his teammates. This is because Mikel Arteta did not include him in the tournament roster.
Furthermore, the gaffer also excluded Ozil from the 25-man Premier League squad.
Consequently, the former Germany international expressed his feelings regarding this situation earlier with a social media post.
Subsequently, Ozil played more than 250 games for Arsenal since transferring from Real Madrid in 2013. Although, he did not set foot on the field since after the return of the Premier League.
A support from home.
Nonetheless, Ozil displayed his team-spirit while supporting his colleagues from home.
He posted on Twitter: “When I can’t support on the pitch tonight, I will support in front of the TV in London. What are your predictions for the match? I go for a 4-1 away victory.”
The midfielder tagged Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe in the post. Furthermore, he expects them to score as he provides his opinion.
Unfortunately, Ozil tumbled down the hierarchy at Emirates Stadium. Now, we have to wait and see which club will accept a player with high wages.
On the other hand, Arteta commented on his omission of the German.
“Everybody is free to express his feelings,” Arteta said. “What I can say from my side is it’s just a football decision, that my conscience is very calm because I’ve been really fair to him.
“My level of communication with him has been really high and we know what to expect with each other.
“He has had the opportunities like everybody else. I am sad that I had to leave three players out of this list, which is never pleasant, but I just have to say that I tried to look everybody in the eye and be comfortable with it.
“With Mesut, I have this feeling because I have been very straightforward since I arrived at this club.”