Jack Wilshere has become the latest player to react to Mesut Ozil’s statement regarding his Arsenal snub.
On Tuesday evening, it was announced that the German playmaker had been left out of the Gunners’ 25-man squad for the remainder 2020/21 Premier League season.
Having not played a competitive match for Arsenal since March and with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign, it would appear that Ozil has played his final game for the club.
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Less than 24 hours after Mikel Arteta’s Premier League squad was confirmed, Ozil broke his silence on the situation and appeared to slam the club.
“This is a difficult message to write to the Arsenal fans that I’ve not played for over the past few years,” he wrote on on Twitter and Instagram. “I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I’ve not been registered for the Premier League season for the time being.
“Upon signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club that I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated.
“As I have just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays.
“I’ve always tried to remain positive from week to week that there’s maybe a chance to get back in the squad soon again. That’s why I kept silent so far.
“Before the Coronavirus break I was really happy with the development under our new coach Mikel Arteta – we’ve been on a positive way I would say my performances were on a really good level.
“But then things changed, again, and I was no longer allowed to play football for Arsenal. What else can I say?
“London still feels like home, I still have many good friends in this team, and I still feel a strong connection with the fans of the club.
“No matter what, I will keep fighting for my chance and not let my 8th season at Arsenal end like…