Mikel Arteta's conscience clear over Mesut Ozil

Mikel Arteta's conscience clear over Mesut Ozil

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is completely comfortable with the decision to leave midfielder Mesut Ozil out of the club's Premier League and Europa League squad. 

Ozil, who is Arsenal's highest-paid player appears to have played his last game for the club after he was omitted from the club's 25-man squad for the 2020/21 Premier League season. A number of Arsenal supporters were left fuming but Arteta says he is okay with the decision while admitting he feels a sense of failure at not getting the best from the former Real Madrid man. 

"It was just a football decision and my conscience is very calm because I have been really fair with him. 

"My level of communication with him has been high, we know what to expect with each other. "He has had the opportunities like everybody else. I'm sad that I had to leave three players out of this list but I tried to look everybody in the eye and be comfortable with it."

"My job is to get the best out of every player to contribute to the team performance. At the moment I feel that I have failed because I want the best possible Mesut for the team."

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