After being dropped from Arsenal’s list of 25 players for the 2020-2021 Premier League season; The German superstar Mesut Ozil used his Instagram account to write a moving message for the “gunners” fans.
Ozil, 32, who has a contract with Arsenal until June 2021 and is reported to be making £ 350,000 a week, has not played with the team this season.
The German playmaker – whose last game he played for Arsenal in March – was also excluded from the European League squad earlier this month.
Ozil wrote through his official account on Instagram: “A difficult message to send to the fans of Arsenal, the team that I have played for in recent years, I am very disappointed that my name was not registered in the Premier League list this season. When I renewed my contract in 2018, I gave my full loyalty and commitment to the club because I love Arsenal.” … and it made me sad that I was not treated likewise. It seems that loyalty is no longer there these days. I always tried to stay positive from week to week because there might be a chance to return to the team again soon; for this reason I remained silent until now, and after the resumption of the tournament that was stopped due to the Corona virus, I was happy to develop under the leadership of our new coach, Mikel Arteta. We have been on a positive path, and I would like to say that my performance was at a good level. “
“Things have changed again, and I am no longer allowed to play football with Arsenal. What else should I say? I still consider London my home, and I still have many good friends in this team, and my relationship is still strong with the fans of this club. Regardless of it. Whatever, I will continue to fight for my chance and I will not let my eighth season at Arsenal end like this. I promise you that this difficult decision will not change anything in my mind, I will continue to train as best I can. And wherever possible I will use my voice against inhumanity and for justice. “
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This is a difficult message to write to the @Arsenal fans that I’ve played for over the past few years. I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have not been registered for the @premierleague season for the time being. Upon signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club that I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated. As I have just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. I’ve always tried to remain positive from week to week that there’s maybe a chance to get back in the squad soon again. That’s why I kept silent so far. Before the Coronavirus break I was really happy with the development under our new coach Mikel Arteta – we’ve been on a positive way and I would say my performances were on a really good level. But then things changed, again, and I was not longer allowed to play football for Arsenal. What else can I say? London still feels like home, I still have many good friends in this team, and I still feel a strong connection with the fans of this club. No matter what, I will keep fighting for my chance and not let my 8th season at Arsenal end like this. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 I can promise you that this hard decision won’t change anything in my mindset – I will continue to train as best as I can and wherever possible use my voice against inhumanity and for justice. #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa
It is reported that Arteta said – last month – that his formation began to take shape and Ozil will find it difficult to obtain a place in it.