Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s Premier League squad to cast even further doubt on his future at the club.
The 32-year-old is the highest-paid player in Arsenal’s history but has now been omitted from both the Premier League and Europa League squads.
Ozil has not played a single minute for the Gunners since 7 March, having initially been a mainstay of the team following Mikel Arteta’s appointment last year.
The German World Cup winner has been available this season until now but Premier League clubs had to name a 25-man squad after the closure of both the international and domestic transfer windows.
Alongside Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos – also left out of both squads – Ozil will only be able to represent Arsenal U23 until 2021 at the earliest as his contract at the Emirates Stadium expires next summer.
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