Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta says he’s harm by Mesut Ozil’s state of affairs on the Premier League membership however is resigned to dealing with questions concerning the German midfielder after each defeat. Ozil, 32, who’s below contract with Arsenal till June 2021 earns a reported 350,000 kilos ($452,830) per week, however has not performed for Arteta’s facet this season after being ignored of the 25-man Premier League squad.
The playmaker, who final performed for Arsenal in March, was additionally ignored of their Europa League squad, leaving him solely eligible for Under-23 video games.
“I’m hurt because I don’t like any player in my squad not to have the possibility to participate, or to compete, for me it is really sad because I don’t think anybody deserves that,” Arteta mentioned in an interview with beIN SPORTS.
“But at the end of the day I’m sitting here to make decisions, to make the decisions that, in my opinion, are the best for the football club. And this is what I have to do,” the Spaniard added.
Ozil’s high-profile absence continues to be a serious speaking level across the membership and Arteta mentioned he was resigned to having to cope with the problem.
“The moment that you lose football matches his name is going to come up and when you win, it won’t,” he mentioned.
Arteta has beforehand mentioned that Ozil’s state of affairs is a “football decision” and that he has didn’t get the most effective out of him however he accepted that some will discover his absence tough to simply accept.
Asked whether or not he may discover his means again into the workforce, Arteta mentioned: “Well everybody can and I think since I arrived here you see where some players have started and where they are right now, their careers are completely changed and they have earned that right. We gave them the opportunities and they took them.
“With Mesut at the moment, with the squad list, obviously he cannot be involved. I try to be as clear as possible with him and with all the media and fans because they deserve to know the reasons why and some people will understand and other people won’t understand it because of what he’s done for the club,” he added.
Arsenal, who’re 11th within the league, six factors off leaders Leicester City, go to Leeds United within the Premier League on Sunday.