The squads from Premier League sides featuring in European competitions this season signalled the demise of a number of big-money stars.
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil, Chelsea‘s Victor Moses and Tottenham left-back Danny Rose found themselves among the £237million-worth of talent completely omitted by their managers for the Champions League or Europa League.
Clubs were only allowed to select a maximum of 17 players defined as ‘non-homegrown’ while the remaining eight members of the 25-man squad must be homegrown.
But what happens next to the stars who have been discarded from European competition for this season? Sportsmail looks at what could be in store…
Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil (left) and William Saliba were left out of the club’s European squad
Arsenal’s £350,000-a-week star was informed face-to-face by technical director Edu that he would play no part in Arsenal’s upcoming Europa League campaign, but that would have made it no easier for the German.
Ozil has not featured for Arsenal since their 1-0 victory against West Ham in March, the final game before the coronavirus lockdown.
His exile was often the main talking point after last season’s restart and…