Agent claims Arsenal ‘never told’ him about Ozil snub in stunning tirade

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The agent of Mesut Ozil has given a damning verdict of Arsenal’s handling of the midfielder, insisting he was “never told” that they would leave him out of their squad.

Ozil has not featured for Arsenal all season after being left out of their squad lists for the Premier League and Europa League.

It’s a decision that Mikel Arteta may already be regretting, as his side continue to struggle for creativity. They are currently in the bottom half of the Premier League table.

Arteta remains coy on whether he will call Ozil up again in January when he can change his squad list.

A transfer away is also a possibility. His contract expires at the end of the season, so Arsenal could try to get him off the books before then.

Indeed, Tuesday’s European papers suggested one club were growing increasingly confident of signing the German international in January.

Now, Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut has issued a fresh criticism of the way Arsenal have handled his client.

“It is not an easy situation,” Sogut told Tuttomercatoweb.

“He loves the club and the fans deeply and is deeply sorry that he has not been given a chance, honestly, this season.


“Mesut was the player who reached 50 Premier League games with assists, faster than anyone else, in 141 appearances and Arsenal would need exactly this kind of creativity.

“They say he was sidelined for ‘football reasons’, but that’s not something I can comment on.”

Ozil absence a ‘waste’

Ozil remains a big investment for Arsenal, with his wages believed to be in the region of £350,000 per week. However, he is not able to prove his worth on the pitch at present.

His teammates, meanwhile, have failed to score in six of their last eight league games.

Sogut thinks it proves they are missing the creativity of Ozil.

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“From a personal perspective, I say it’s a waste considering his talent and creativity,” he continued.

“I talked to Arsenal a few days before the summer transfer campaign and I told them about Mesut’s feelings, his desire to stay and how much he loved the club.

“They never told me he wouldn’t be on the list.”

Ozil has been at Arsenal since 2013. He has made more than 250 appearances for the club during that time.

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