Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta spoke about the situation of Mesut Ozil, a German midfielder who earns £ 350,000 a week (about € 388,000) and has not played for the club since March.
Ozil, 32, has not even been registered in Premier League or Europa League matches, but could reappear on Saturday against Newcastle, as the game is for the FA Cup.
“He always trained with us, he was only a few days away because he had to deal with personal issues, but we will continue to decide,” the Spanish coach said on Friday.
The German international will be able to leave immediately if he reaches an agreement with Arsenal or waits for the end of his contract to move to another club. But Mikel Arteta was also evasive about this: “I don’t know what will happen. He is now free to negotiate with other clubs and we will discuss internally what is the best solution for him in the near future. »
Correct for Benfica’s coach in the Europa League optimizations is “what Mesut [Ozil] made at the club is indisputable and will remain so ». “It doesn’t matter if he plays two more games, 10 more games or none. What he has done is obvious, in the history of Arsenal, no one can discuss this “, he underlined.