Mesut Ozil insists he’s match to play for Arsenal forward of their conflict vs Liverpool – regardless of Mikel Arteta saying he would MISS Wednesday night’s fixture.
The German playmaker has not performed a single minute of first-team soccer for the reason that Premier League restarted final month.
Ozil, who’s Arsenal’s highest paid participant with a £350,000-a-week deal, has did not make six of the eight matchday squads throughout that point with Gunners boss Arteta remaining coy on his scenario.
When requested about his availability for Wednesday’s match in opposition to champions Liverpool, the Arsenal boss stated: “With Mesut the scenario continues to be the identical because it was.”
Ozil has been sidelined with an alleged again drawback in current weeks, and Arteta’s feedback implied he would miss the upcoming fixture with the identical harm.
Nonetheless, the 31-year-old appeared to hit again at Arteta by revealing he is able to function for Arsenal regardless of the continuing harm claims.
On Tuesday night he posted a tweet studying, ‘I’m prepared’, whereas displaying him in Arsenal coaching.
Ozil has scored simply as soon as and registered two assists in 23 matches to date this season.
Earlier this 12 months, his agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, remained adamant the World Cup winner would see out his contract on the Emirates, which runs till subsequent summer time.
He stated: “In the intervening time, we don’t even speak about it, as a result of he nonetheless has one-and-a-half-years left.
“He nonetheless has 15 months to go. Till then, he’ll keep at Arsenal, for positive. He’ll keep till the tip of his contract. There’s no likelihood he’ll go away.
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“He’s going into the tip of this contract, he will probably be 32 years previous, he will probably be a free agent, and it’s not a foul scenario,
“And he may have most likely 100 million followers on the social media facet at the moment, his advertising will probably be larger by that point.
“And he’s 32 so he can nonetheless go and play in top-level soccer for the following two or three years.”