Mesut Ozil, who has fallen from Arsenal’s accounts, has been out of the Premier League’s 25-player list for the 2020-2021 season, which was announced today Tuesday, fueling speculation that his role has ended with the London club.
Ozil, 32, who has a contract with Arsenal, did not play until June 2021 and was reported to be making £ 350,000 a week, with coach Mikel Arteta’s squad this season.
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The German playmaker, who last played for Arsenal in March, was also excluded from the squad in the European League earlier this month.
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Arteta said last month that his squad had begun to take shape and that Ozil would find it difficult to secure a place in it, raising doubts about the former Real Madrid star’s future.
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On the other hand, former veteran goalkeeper Peter Cech who played for Chelsea from 2004 to 2015 and is currently a technical advisor at Stamford Bridge was selected as an emergency reserve guard.
Cech retired in May 2019 after playing for Arsenal in the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.
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“It is a precautionary step due to the current unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 epidemic. A place will be allocated for him on the list as a non-contract player,” Chelsea said in a statement.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones and goalkeeper Sergio Romero have been excluded from the squad, while Danny Rose has been out of Tottenham’s accounts after failing to move to a second-tier team on the last day of the transfer.
Premier League leaders Everton had ruled out winger Yannick Polasey, after the 31-year-old failed to make his debut this season, as his last match was in May 2018.
The Premier League teams can register 25 players in the first team list over the age of 21, provided that at least 8 of them are local players.
A local player in the Premier League is defined as any player of any nationality who completes 21 years or more by January 1, 2021 and has spent 3 seasons between the ages of 16 and 21 with a team in the English Premier League.