Barely a week traipses by without the debate around Mesut Ozil’s role at Arsenal rearing its head in some form.
The debate has been roaring on ever since he put pen to paper on a brand new three-and-a-half-year contract worth £350,000 a week in January 2018, and his performances since then have not justify his hefty salary.
On Wednesday, the 31-year-old German took part in a Q&A on his personal Twitter account and declared that he was ‘fit and ready’ to go against Fulham in Arsenal’s first game of the new Premier League season.
The debate surrounding Mesut Ozil’s role at Arsenal has been roaring on for some time
The German declared he earlier this week that he is ‘fit and ready’ ahead of the new season
But clearly his manager Mikel Arteta does not feel the same way. The midfielder was not even in the matchday squad for the trip to Craven Cottage – now his career in north London looks to be crumbling and faces a huge battle to win his place back.
The World Cup winner is the first to admit his doubt over his role in the squad and has no idea how much playing time he will get this season: ‘Unfortunately, it’s not in my hands to decide the squad,’ he said.