Arsenal’s Mesut Özil is not part of the club’s squad in the English Premier League after they chose not to register him.
Özil admitted he was “deeply disappointed” in a message on Twitter, saying: “When I signed my new contract, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this is not mutual.”
The 32-year-old midfielder is the best-paid player in the history of Arsenal with a salary of over €350,000 per week. His last appearance in Arsenal’s shirt was on March 7th. Manager Mikel Arteta also did not call on Özil in the squad list for the Europa League.
The German scored a lot of points with Arsenal’s supporters this month by offering to pay the salary of the popular mascot Gunnersaurus. The man behind that mascot, Jerry Quy, who has played the role of the dinosaur since 1993, was cut back by the club.
Clubs in the Premier League were given until Tuesday 20th October to register their 25-strong main squad. Due to the corona crisis and the postponed transfer period until October 5th, this deadline was a few weeks after the start of the English league.
Arsenal paid some 50 million euros in 2013 to take the offensive midfielder from Real Madrid. Özil and the London club won the FA Cup four times. Partly due to physical problems, the German did not play as often in recent years. As mentioned, his last appearance in the Premier League was in March, just before the league was interrupted due to the coronavirus.
“I am here until the last day of my contract and I will give everything I have for this club”, Özil said a few weeks ago. “Situations like this will never break me, they only make me stronger.”
The return of an old acquaintance
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Perhaps soon Bergkamp will return, to work as an assistant coach at Arsenal. The former player should, according to The Sun, be the successor of Frederik Ljungberg, another Arsenal legend who left the club recently.
The Dutchman recently hinted at a possible collaboration with head coach Mikel Arteta. “I am very interested in his working method as a coach and when the time is right I would like to return to Arsenal.”
That possibility now arises with Ljungberg’s departure. Apart from Bergkamp, Santi Cazorla was also mentioned as a possible new assistant, but the Spaniard chose to continue his football career.
Bergkamp spent 11 seasons with Arsenal in his career. In those, the striker played 423 official matches, in which he scored 120 goals. With Arsenal, Bergkamp won three league titles and four FA Cups.
After his career, the former Netherlands international worked as an assistant coach at Ajax.