Mikel Arteta vindicated? Mesut Ozil dropped from Fenerbahce squad in latest saga

Mikel Arteta vindicated?  Mesut Ozil dropped from Fenerbahce squad in latest saga

Mikel Arteta’s decision to completely exclude Mesut Ozil from his Arsenal squad is once again front and center after a second manager has decided to do the same.

Ozil was dropped from the Arsenal squad, and excluded from their Premier League and Europa League squads, for ‘footballing reasons’ as Arsenal went on a horrific run of form at the beginning of the 2020/21 season.

And many fans questioned the absence of the German, especially given the club’s inability to score goals, with the Gunners lying in 15th place in the Premier League before a boxing day win over Chelsea set them on an upwards trajectory before eventually finishing 8th.

Mikel Arteta vindicated?  Mesut Ozil dropped from Fenerbahce squad in latest saga

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Per Mertesacker and Fredrik Ljungberg of Arsenal look on as Mesut Ozil kicks his gloves in the air in frustration after he is subbed during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

By that point, Mesut Ozil was gone, having joined Fenerbahce on a free transfer in the January window, ending speculation about fallout between player and manager.

Now, however, history has repeated itself as Ozil has once more found himself excluded from a squad, this time with the Super Lig side, it has been confirmed.

In a statement on social media, the club explained:

‘Our first team football players Mesut Özil and Ozan Tufan were excluded from the squad it has been decided.’

Ozil has been a regular feature for his hometown club until this point, contributing 2 goals and 8 assists in 22 Super Lig appearances so far this campaign. However, Football.London report that ‘due to a verbal altercation with the club’s interim manager’, the 33-year-old has been suspended.

Whether he plays again for the Turkish outfit remains to be seen.

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1 Manchester City 29 50 70
2 Liverpool FC 29 55 69
3 Chelsea FC 28 38 59
4 Arsenal FC 28 13 54
5 Tottenham Hotspur 29 11 51
6 Manchester United 29 8 50
7 West Ham United 30 10 48
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 5 46
9 Aston Villa 29 1 36
10 Leicester City 27 -4 36
11 Southampton FC 29 -9 35
12 Crystal Palace 29 1 34
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
14 Newcastle United 29 -17 31
15th Brentford FC 30 -14 30
16 Leeds United 30 -33 29
17 Everton FC 27 -18 25
18 Watford FC 29 -26 22
19 Burnley FC 27 -16 21
20 Norwich City 29 -45 17
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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 13
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Tony, Ivan Brentford FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 9
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 9
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Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 8
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