Mesut Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut has hit out at Mikel Arteta over leaving the German out of the Premier League and Europa League squad for the season. Ozil had opened up regarding his disappointment over the omission via his social media handles, drawing mixed reactions. With his omission, it seems he has played his final game for the club.
After the lockdown was lifted and play resumed, Ozil barely got any action. While there was still hope that things would change since the player wants to see out his contract, leaving out his name from the league and Europe’s shortlist further dampened his legacy at the club he left Madrid to join seven years back.
Arteta said he failed Ozil amid backlash from the fans but Sogut opines that the Spaniard was being fair and respectful of someone the club had a valid contract with. The agent says Ozil should have been given an opportunity to stay and fight for a playing role. He added that he spoke with a couple of players who confirm the player is training well and is fit.