‘Unfortunately it’s not in my hands to decide the squad’: Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil insists he is ‘fit and ready to go’ ahead of season as German star delights fans with cheeky swipe at Tottenham’s trophy drought
- Mesut Ozil did not feature for Arsenal following June’s Premier League restart
- The German suffered a back injury and was frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta
- But the 31-year-old insists he is fit and ready for Arsenal’s opener against Fulham
- Ozil said he would only join Tottenham if he no longer wanted to win trophies
The 31-year-old did not play for the Gunners after the Premier League restart in June after a combination of a back injury and being frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta saw him miss the remaining 13 games.
The German – whose last competitive game came in Arsenal’s 1-0 win against West Ham in March – has entered the final year of his contract at Emirates Stadium, with the north