Mesut Ozil‘s agent claims that the Arsenal man is unlikely to leave Arsenal until the end of his contract.
The former German international has been frozen out of the playing squad by manager Mikel Arteta since the return to action following the Coronavirus pandemic, and many have been pondering what the future will hold for Ozil.
What has made his absence all the more strange, is that Mesut had started every single league match since manager Mikel Arteta came in as coach in December up until the break, but for reasons unknown, has only been an unused substitute on one occasion since.
The 31 year-old is the club’s highest earner on a whopping £350,000 per week contract, which has lead to growing frustration amongst fans with him seemingly doing nothing at all for his pennies, but there appears to be no chance of offloading him this summer.
His agent has claimed there is only a 10% chance of him not leaving the club next summer, seeming to reiterate that he will be seeing out his current contract regardless of any scenarios that arise.
‘I do not think there will be a change in the case of Mesut Ozil until the summer of 2021,’ he told Turkish outlet Fanatik. ‘He has a contract. There is no change. He will remain with Arsenal.’
He continued: ‘There’s a 90 per cent chance he will leave Arsenal in 2021. ‘Mesut to Asia, America or Turkey? Yes, maybe.’
Has Ozil lost his love for football? Is he just happy to rake in his money whilst doing very little? Or could there be some hidden reason why he has been excluded from the squad since the break?