Mesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe

first_imgMesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe The 31-year-old is determined to see out the final year of his contract and then intends to leave on a free transfer next summer.Ozil’s decision means Arsenal stand to fork out around £18million on his salary over the next 12 months even if he does not play a single minute of football.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe World Cup winner will then be free to begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January onwards, though he has already whittled down his options.Ozil has told pals that he will only consider playing in the USA or Turkey as he looks to wind down his career. Read More Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 / Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jul 2020 12:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Full Screen Skip SPONSORED Read More 1/1 Read More Read More Top articlescenter_img by Metro Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story View 5 comments Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling PLAY The former Real Madrid and Schalke star is a third-generation Turkish-German and was eligible to play for the former nation but opted for the country of his birth, while his wife is former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse – Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was even present at their wedding.Ozil has endured a difficult campaign this season, once again struggling with back issues, and has scored only once and laid on just three assists in 23 appearances in all competitions.Despite not picking Ozil in recent matchday squads – even though he is now allowed nine subs – Arteta opened the door for his reintroduction saying ‘there is always a place for a player of his quality’ in the Arsenal team.MORE: Matteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel ArtetaMORE: Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is happy with Arsenal role after complaints from striker’s brotherFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip Ad Video Settings The German playmaker has not featured since the football season restarted (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil will resist attempts from Arsenal to sell him this summer and intends to see out the final year of his £350,000-a-week contract despite being axed from the squad, according to reports.The German playmaker has yet to make an appearance for the Gunners since the football season was restarted despite being a regular in the side before the disruption, not even making the matchday squad for the last three Premier League fixtures.Arsenal are believed to be keen to offload Ozil – and his enormous, club-record salary – if they can find a buyer, though the player himself is less keen despite appearing to be frozen out. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since March, before the season was suspended (Picture: Getty)According to The Sun, Ozil has told friends that he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain at the club even if he is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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PH boxer Moralde overcomes early knockdown, deals Ugandan foe 1st loss

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Japan’s Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 24-year-old Moralde earned a hard-fought unanimous decision victory, 76-74, 76-74, 77-73, to improve his record to 20-1, with 10 knockouts after coming off a loss to American Toka Kahn Clary five months ago in Rhode Island.Muwendo, 29, was dealt with his first setback after starting his professional career with 19 wins, 12 coming by knockout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe eight-rounder fought at a catchweight of 132 pounds was part of the undercard of the Jerwin Ancajas-Jonas Sultan main event  that featured two Filipinos in a world title fight for the first time in 93 years.Ancajas dominated Sultan en route to a unanimous decision win, 119-109, 119-109, 117-111. Filipino John Moralde shook off an early knockdown to beat Ismail Muwendo of Uganda Sunday (Manila time) at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, USA.Moralde recovered after getting dropped in the first round and returned the favor to Muwendo, who tasted the canvas in the fifth round.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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