Arsenal boss Arteta to leave Mesut Ozil out of Europa League squad over his ‘condition’

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is set for another blow in his hopes of getting game time.

Mikel Arteta is set to leave the World Cup winner out of his Europa League playing squad having stated in the past that he cannot give all his players regular minutes.

Ozil, 31, was back in the headlines this week after he offered to pay the wages of Gunnersaurus mascot actor Jerry Quy, but his chances of getting back on the pitch for the first-team have been dashed.

The former Real Madrid playmaker is set to be snubbed in the announcement, as is Sokratis.

Mesut Ozil has been all smiles in training despite his lack of playing time
(Image: Getty)

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Football.London have reported that both Ozil and Sokratis have been left out of the selection.

The update comes a matter of weeks after Arteta was forced to address the future of Ozil as he enters the final year of his contact, and he mentioned that he had players in better condition to play.

He said in September: “You can see that the players we are changing, we are using, it’s very difficult every week not for Mesut but for some other players as well to make the squad. Every week we try to pick the right players.

“I’m really happy with the performance here, how difficult they’re making things for the coaching staff to select the squad. It’s difficult for others as well that aren’t involved in the Premier League.

Mesut Ozil and Mikel Arteta were team-mates at the Emirates before the Spaniard retired
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