Mesut Ozil seems to go through difficult times at the Emirates right now. The Gunners have been trying to offload the 31-year player for some time. He hasn’t stepped on the pitch since March and is yet to play his first game this season. Is he blacklisted?
According to reports, the Premier League side are saving money by not playing the attacking midfielder, after a clause was included into his contract. Although the World Cup winner has been on a bench for a long time, he makes a reported £350 000 a week at Arsenal. Moreover, it is thought that the Gunners have had to pay the footballer an £8 million bonus last month.
However, The Athletic state that Arsenal are cutting their costs by not playing the German International. It’s believed that Ozil gets bonuses for every appearance he makes as a consequence of a clause in the contract he signed in 2018.
Ozil’s contract with Arsenal runs until next summer, but former Gunners Arsene Wenger thinks that he should leave the club.