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Mesut Ozil takes subtle swipe at Arsenal by liking tweets during Aston Villa hammering

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil was spotted liking tweets while his club was being beaten by Aston Villa.

Ozil, who has been left out of the Gunners’ Premier League squad by Mikel Arteta, has not played since March.

The midfielder is one of Arsenal’s highest earners though will be unable to play before January, at the earliest.

He hit out at Arteta’s decision to leave him out of the squad and fans noticed Ozil liking tweets asking to ‘free him’.

They were posted during Arsenal’s 3-0 home defeat by Aston Villa, meaning the Gunners have already lost four times this season.

Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal in January
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Ozil had said: “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. 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 and 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.

Arsenal were beaten by Aston Villa on Sunday

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“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 this club.”

Following Ozil’s strong statement, Arteta had said: “Everybody is free to express their feelings.

“It was just a football decision and my conscience is very calm because I have been really fair with him.

“My level of communication with him has been high, we know what to expect with each other.

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