Mesut Ozil has once again take to social media to discuss about his future as the German enters the final six months of his contract at Arsenal. Reports emerged from Turkey on an impending move to Fenerbahce, but Ozil’s agent insisted that the player’s priority is to see out his Arsenal contract.
Arteta admitted Ozil could leave in January if a deal was right for both parties, club and the player. The Arsenal manager added “Edu and the club are having some conversations about the near future and long-term future. When we know something we will announce it.”
“We can resolve the situation one way or the other, it is always good to know what you are going to do, what is going to happen. I knew when we made that decision, the consequences that we could have.”
Ozil, who frequently connects with his fans on Twitter, said he will address questions about his past, present and future on Monday.
Arteta said he wasn’t surprised by the German’s connection with fans, and added “I am sorry but I don’t have Twitter, I don’t follow Twitter. He’s done it in the past. It’s something he does to engage with his fans and keep everybody informed, so I’m not surprised.”
Ozil hasn’t featured for Arsenal since March 2020 after being left out of Premier League and Europa League squads by Mikel Arteta. Asked on how Ozil handled the situation, Arteta said “It’s always difficult to handle this situation when you are left out of the squad. It has been difficult for everyone, to have players out of the squad. It wasn’t only him.”
“You need them motivated, training well, being part of what we’re trying to do, and when they don’t feel like they can contribute to that it’s always tricky. We have tried to manage that in the best possible way.“