Mesut Ozil: Saga over Arsenal future to drag into next season?

Mesut Ozil absent for Arsenal since season resumption, including Saturday's FA Cup final victory, as future at the Emirates remains uncertain

Does Mesut Ozil have a future under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, or will a resolution be a painfully drawn out process that rumbles on throughout the summer transfer window?

The 31-year-old has a year remaining on his current contract but is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium having not played a single minute for the Gunners since the restart.

Ozil's absence has been attributed to a back injury but Arsenal's highest-earner, on £350,000-a-week, appears to have been frozen out by Arteta.


"But the problem is that while Arsenal may want to take him off the wage bill, without his consent and without a club willing to pay the same wages - or at least a significant part of the wages - it's not going to happen.

"They could pay off part of the deal and release him but that would mean a huge financial hit with absolutely no benefit apart from saving a bit of money or they could keep him and hope things could change and he can come back. But there's a real reluctance of Ozil's part to leave just because the existing club don't feel he should be a regular at the moment. บอลวันนี้888

"He's turned down an offer from Turkey in the past and I'm sure he could've gone to somewhere like Italy for part of the wages, but so far he's shown no inclination to do that. I feel he's within his rights to his wages and I don't see why things changing for Arsenal means Ozil needs to accommodate that. I don't see a good resolution. All I see is more inertia and the situation being dragged out for another season. As far as this summer is concerned, I don't see Ozil leaving."

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