Arsenal reaction to Mesut Ozil rant has been revealed

The Daily Mail reports that Mesut Ozil has angered Arsenal following his recent extraordinary outburst on The Athletic.

The German who has been frozen out of the club’s first team granted an interview recently where he defended his decision to refuse a squad-wide pay cut and also slammed the Gunners for not defending him when he criticised China’s treatment of the Muslim minority in their country.

The Gunners are angrier at his outburst defending his decision not to take a pay cut and also suggesting that the club will not force him out of the Emirates as he reiterated his desire to see out the rest of his current deal at the club.

Ozil is Arsenal’s highest earner, but the German has been so poor in his application that Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta have struggled to include him in their first-team plans.

Arteta played him in his first few games as Arsenal’s manager, however, the Spaniard didn’t call upon him for any of the games that the Gunners played during the restart.

The club is committed to move him on so that they can save some money from his huge wages.

His recent outburst is the latest from a player who has become more concerned about courting controversy than playing football, and the Gunners will hope to get rid of him as soon as possible.

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28 Comments

  1. AlexLaca9 says:

    Fingers crossed 🤞🏽 We can hopefully pay him off and get rid of him. The atmosphere around the 1st team is so positive, and Ozil is a poison to the high performance culture Arteta is trying to build. Get rid asap

    1. Klose says:

      Have u read his interview well… I hope u do not… Let me remind u what he said.. He is going to honor his contract and he wants to help the club and his team mates. How is ozil a poison in your so-called high performance culture Arteta is building? The ten matches he was featured he was the best chance creater n ended de season as second highest chance creater

      1. AlexLaca9 says:

        Lol!!

    2. Reggie says:

      👍👍👍👍👍🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

      1. Reggie says:

        too Alex.

    3. Lingocrazy says:

      Ever since Mikel Arterta took over from Arsenal no player has created more chances than ozil.Then you say he’s a poison. 😠😠

  2. NM says:

    I can’t imagine Ozil engaging in an angry rant. The quotes I’ve read don’t sound angry. He sounds a little perplexed. In addition, he had to give an interview. If he stays quiet he lets Arsenal and the media shape the story, e.g. Arsenal shaped the story when they leaked the fact that he refused to take the pay cut, shortly after the fact, but oddly in the months since, we haven’t heard a peep out of Arsenal, naming the other two players who refused the pay cut.

    1. The 6th Finger says:

      Ozil- Why always me?

      He could take responsibility, keep his mouth shut and fight hard in training to be part of the first 11. With his talent, it should not be hard.

      Unfortunately, he would rather play the PR game in the press than fight for his position. He believes he is bigger than the club.

  3. Stan Adams says:

    Ozil makes little to no impact on the pitch but a lot more off it he is an unwanted chain around Afc neck !

    1. Klose says:

      U don’t watch arsenal matches

      1. ozziegunner says:

        A revolving door in midfield defense.🐣

  4. RFrancis says:

    I fear this is the end of the road for MO. He is now attempting to broaden his rift with the Club and damage its reputation with reference to international politics. This is deeply regrettable disappointing and extremely careless.

    1. Klose says:

      I know for sure that ozil will be part of 2020/2021 season and arsenal will heavily depend on his creativity no one in the team has. You want to remain quiet when his name was mentioned as someone who didn’t take a pay cut n he wasn’t the only one. Some few people in the team has a smear campaign to destroy the humble footballer. With reference to international politics wow…. Ozil statement has highlighted how inconsistent arsenal as a club is in terms of their support for human rights n freedom of all people across the globe. The club gaffe in their statement against ozil position on China treatment of the uighur Muslims. They suld have remained silent cos sometimes that is the best communication.

  5. Rom says:

    Arteta played ozil and he played very good. Ozil didn’t refuse a paycut, he wanted clarification on how the cuts will help the club and the staff, the club didn’t give that to him so he refused a paycut. So the owners ordered arteta to freeze him.

    We talk about players leaving clubs and no loyalty but when players stick to their contracts we have a go at them.

  6. ozziegunner says:

    The best PR organisation pound for pound on the planet. Boris and Donald will come calling.
    Mezut Ozil, a victim at Real Madrid, a victim at Arsenal and a victim at the German National Team.
    Sad to see a player trash his reputation and legacy by not doing his talking on the football field.

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      as they say “empty vessels make the most noise”

    2. Maxis says:

      When the club sneaked his name out to the media about the pay cut saga, was that not a PR stunt? Or you expect the player to simply stay quiet and allow the club and the media to control the entire narrative? Same way most of you thought it was ok to abuse and denigrate Xhaka but expected him to take all in and not react. Such childish entitlement mentality!

      The media (including your beloved JA) just can’t stop writing about Ozil. They probably reckon that they have more hits once an article has Ozil in its title. Loathe him or love him, such is the immense power of the man’s brand.

  7. kingandroidx says:

    Well, he is a money digger now. Sad but true. No doubt he was great. But when comes time to leave, u better leave with dignity. He dont have that now. He needs money. He cant get such a salary anywhere else now for his reputation. Only way, stay with tick face n earn money. He dont care about Arsenal club or reputation. All he wants now is money. Including his Agents n personal Manager. They all depend on his wages as their pay cut. So they n some of Ozil FC fans supporting him.

    1. josefilory says:

      Pls wait. Do you think the club care about him?
      You all say he doesn’t care about the club and all…
      Leave the care matter, how many of our celebrated players retired at our club, do we even have someone very good(maybe wanted by other clubs) who has taken paycut because he just wants to remain at arsenal? and help in all ways possible? when we were sliding.
      Henry? Vieira?
      This is professionalism, this is business.
      You can get emotional coz football has its soul, but even that soul existed on the foundation of business?
      What I don’t like to hear is that word ‘Care’, who in the arsenal team to you think care enough Now? Auba? Emi? …
      They love the club and they can only do what is ‘reasonable’.
      He asked for the pay, you think he is worth it… You give it to him, he goes on doing his best, now you have a problem with that,….. I see the same thing now happening with Pepe, we’re now investigating why we “overpaid” for him… What a good laugh
      BTW… What is our board smoking?

      1. kingandroidx says:

        Exactly, what do u do when u r not wanted by boss and manager. Well, If u have dignity, u will leave. On top of that, u r not even need it on the pitch. What a shame! Well, answer is move on. What stopping him? Answer is money.

  8. Anas babandi says:

    I am supported mesut ozil and his talks are true and clear,the problem of arsenal is board not coach.

  9. Josh omosh says:

    I really feel sorry for Mesut He has been the best and will remain the best … i know that Arsenal club do not appreciate what Ozil brought in our club He came when we were trophy drought but he gave us trophies … i do remember Wenger kissing His head and saying if you don’t love ozil you don’t know football … as an Arsenal fun and an African i have a massage to Auba plz think twise before you sign a new contract … if this is happening to Ozil becouse of Money then plz Move on to another club….

  10. Olushorlar says:

    Arsenal is doing it wrong and Ozil, which might think he’s doing the right thing is also wrong. I hate this situations.

  11. Klose says:

    I know for sure that ozil will be part of 2020/2021 season and arsenal will heavily depend on his creativity no one in the team has. You want to remain quiet when his name was mentioned as someone who didn’t take a pay cut n he wasn’t the only one. Some few people in the team has a smear campaign to destroy the humble footballer. With reference to international politics wow…. Ozil statement has highlighted how inconsistent arsenal as a club is in terms of their support for human rights n freedom of all people across the globe. The club gaffe in their statement against ozil position on China treatment of the uighur Muslims. They suld have remained silent cos sometimes that is the best communication.

  12. Mrcool says:

    You guys should be tired of Ozil issues for once.

    Ozil this, Ozil that..

    Another news pls!

    1. Dan says:

      You must have known from title this article was about Ozil ?

  13. momoh says:

    ozil Time at arsenal is done dusted so let arsenal pay him off

  14. Waleed Adams says:

    Nobody need to agree with me but all this is unfair towards MO. As he self said something we all know when we offered him the 350k per week salary there was clubs at the door offering him more cause he was playing the most beautiful football of his career. I myself have been treated unfairly by my employers and it’s human nature to defend yourself when you being treated fairly. I’m not biase when it comes to the nai sayers and those that love ozil for his contributions to the team cause personally to me its about arsenal winning trophys as a supporter. I strongly believe ozil have alot more to offer now with the manner our Manger have brought formation to our squad and structure. Ozil will also be surrounded with the additional quality coming into the squad. Which will bring the ozil out in him again. 1 thing I must add we as supporters must get behind the players for this will bring the best out in them and I really feel all this bad publicity and degrading is inhuman as a human there’s only so much you can tolerate professional or the not you human first. I talk to all those degrading ozil so some love and support cause if half of the things that he’ve been through had to happen with alot of use nai sayers use would resolve to alot more drastical measures. He was right not to just take the pay cut our stingy owner just felt like being stingy n him being left out is orders from him period

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