Oezil last recorded playing for Arsenal on March 7, 2020, at the time The Gunners 1-0 win over West Ham United in match Premier League last season. Furthermore, competition must be temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the league match resumed last June, Oezil was parked Mikel Arteta until the end of the season. In total he only recorded 18 matches at Premier League 2019/2020, with a record of one goal and two assists.
Oezil has not been played since the start of the 2020/2021 season until now. Not only that, the 31-year-old midfielder was also not included in the squad that competed in the Europa League.
Results Arsenal which began to isolate Mesut Oezil considered to be getting the former Real Madrid star closer to the exit of the Emirates Stadium. There is also a joint contract The Gunners still remaining until the summer of 2021.
Oezil’s lack of playing hours at Arsenal has not gone unnoticed Arsene Wenger. The former club tactician from North London was the man who recruited the player of Turkish descent to Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013.
Under Wenger, Oezil performed brilliantly with Arsenal. He was recorded playing The Professor as many as 142 times in the Premier League over five seasons and recorded 27 goals and 54 assists.
Mesut Oezil once worked with Arsenal under Arsene Wenger. (Photo: Glyn Kirk / AFP Photo)
Mesut Oezil recognized Arsene Wenger difficult to develop the game as long as there are not many balls. Hence, he can still be used in the squad Arsenal as long as there are several players supporting him on the pitch.
“He is not the most disciplined person on the pitch. The game without the ball is not his forte,” Wenger said Mirror.
“But you can handle it if you put some defensive-minded players by his side. The most important thing is to get a balance between attacking and defending,” he said.