Frozen-out Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has picked his dream five-a-side team from five nations.
The midfielder, who has retired from international duty, has had plenty of time on his hands this season having not kicked a ball for the Gunners.
Ozil, 32, has been left out of Mikel Arteta’s Premier League squad and Europa League squad and has been kicking his heels on the training ground.
Ozil released a statement criticising the decision to leave him out, but has continued to show his support for the club online.
However, with his contract expiring next year, it seems he is coming to the end of his association with Arsenal.
And while his team-mates have been away on international duty Ozil has been watching on from home.
This week he suggested Jerome Boateng should be reinstated to the Germany side after their were walloped 6-0 by Spain. And on Thursday he asked fans to pick their dream five-a-side team.
The Arsenal man insisted one just one player from the following nations: England, Brazil, Croatia, Italy and France.
Ozil went with Gianluigi Buffon in goal, Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric from Real Madrid and Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford.
What do you guys think? P.S.: you can only use these 5 countries! 🇧🇷🇮🇹🇫🇷🇭🇷🏴
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 19, 2020
Arsenal defender claims
Meanwhile, Arsenal are reported to have agreed a deal to sign promising Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik on January 1 – but doubts remain over where the defender will spend the rest of the season.
The 18-year-old is seen as one of African’s brightest talents and almost signed for the Gunners over the summer.
While yet to make his debut for Hertha, the Gunners have been tracking his development for some time. Indeed. they came close to signing him in the summer, only for time to beat them.
Since then, interest has emerged in the left-side centre-half from a number of top European suitors.
However, according to football.london, Mikel Arteta and Co have now won the race for Rekik. It’s believed the Tunisian will sign a long-term deal at Arsenal from January 1.