Mesut Ozil: I’ll decide when I leave Arsenal, not other people

Arsenal club's three another priority

The former Germany worldwide, 31, has not played since the Premier League resumed in June, with manager Mikel Arteta citing "pure football reasons". "I'm here through to the last day of our agreement and I'll give everything I have for this club", Ozil told The Athletic.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson meanwhile believes his former club are showing a "lack of class" by making non-playing staff redundant while handing 32-year-old Willian a three-year, £100,000-a-week contract.

The Former Wolfsburg Captain wants Partey to prioritize Champions League football; "I wouldn't want Thomas Partey to move to Arsenal in England because with Athletico Madrid he will always play in the UEFA Champions League, It will be hard for Arsenal to qualify for the Champions League" Akonnor said. I was there 14 years and they never ring me now to ask how I am.

"My position is clear".

"I guess that's because it is me and people have been trying for two years to destroy me, to make me unhappy, to push an agenda they hope will turn the supporters against me and paint a picture that is not true".

ESPN reported last month that Ozil is determined to stay despite Arsenal seeking to offload him due to his £350,000-a-week wage and a row over his refusal to join his teammates in taking a 12.5% pay cut to help the club tackle the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. "But I wish people would have done the same for the Muslims because Arsenal have many Muslim players and fans as well, and it is important for the world to say that Muslim Lives Matter". I don't care, or listen to people who don't know me. "I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again".

Prolific attacker Aubameyang is in the final year of his contract at Emirates Stadium and was unwilling to comment on his future after a match-winning double in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on August 2.

He added: "I can't talk about my private conversations with the coach". I actually had more energy and excitement to play because of her. I was fit enough to play every game before the break and, apart from a small injury, it was the same after. After the restart, I wasn't given a chance to show what I can do.

"If I played these games badly and was then left out completely for that reason then I might understand, but this was not the case".



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