The 32-year-old is the highest-paid player in Arsenal's history but has now been omitted from both the Premier League and Europa League squads. Ozil has not played a single minute for the Gunners since March 7, having initially been a mainstay of the team following Arteta's appointment last year.
On-loan midfielder Lucas Torreira says he is open to a permanent move to Atletico Madrid after dealing with some "personal problems" during his time with Arsenal. Torreira moved to Arsenal in 2018, signing from Sampdoria in a deal worth £26 million (€30m/$34m). However, the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid paved the way for Torreira to head the other way, with the Uruguayan set to spend at least one season with the Spanish side.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles says Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay at Arsenal after making him realise he was not yet showing his full potential. The 23-year-old was the subject of intense transfer speculation throughout the summer, with Wolves submitting an offer in excess of £20 million ($26m) for the Arsenal academy product. Arteta was always adamant he wanted Maitland-Niles to stay, however, and pointed to the fact that he started him in both the FA Cup semi-final and final as an example of his ...
|Champions League (League Winners): Everton|
|Champions League (League Position): Aston Villa, Liverpool, Leicester City|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Arsenal|
|Relegation (League Position): Burnley, Sheffield United, Fulham|