Mikel Arteta was in question after he omitted Mesut Ozil from his squad. The German midfielder is frozen out by the north London side this season. He was not appeared for the Gunners since March and also not in Arsenal’s Premier League and UEFA Europa League squad.
Mesut Ozil is one of the finest playmakers of the game. It is pretty obvious that Ozil will look for a new team in the January transfer window. Arsenal boss Mike Arteta accepts the fact and said, “If something is sorted this month [in the January transfer window], it’s because it’s good for both parties.”
“Good for Mesut and his future, and good for the club. If that’s the case, we will move forward. If that’s not the case, the player will continue here.”
He responds to the press on his decision to omit Ozil from the Arsenal squad for the current campaign. Arsenal also struggled this season. Arteta said, “A lot of decisions have to be made on players all the time.”
“To play them or not play them. We know that we have a very important player, a key player in the past few seasons for this football club.
“I had to make a decision [to drop him from the squad], and I made it. I knew the consequences of it. Now we are going to have to make another one in January.
“We must balance what is the best option for the team, the club, and what the intentions of the player are, we must try and find a solution to that.”
Ozil is linked with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe S.K. But the German can move to the USA as well. DC United also interested him.