Twitter in meltdown as Arsenal leave Ozil out of Europa League squad
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been left out of the club's Europa League squad of the 2020/21 season, causing a massive uproar amongst the supporters on Twitter.
Ozil has had issues in getting back into the side since last playing for the club in March, and even the manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted that it'd be difficult for him in near future. "We are picking the players that we believe are the best for each game," said Arteta in September. Ozil, who is Arsenal's highest-paid player, was integral to Arteta's plan, having played in every Premier League under the Spaniard until the season was put to halt due to the global pandemic.
He is, however, isn't the only player from the senior team to be left out as the likes of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and William Saliba aren't named as well. Saliba, in fact, is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League since joining from Saint Etienne.
Ozil's current £350,000-a-week deal with Arsenal expires next year and despite staying put in the recently concluded transfer window, he is rightly expected to depart next year. Furthermore, while the trio has been left out, new signing Thomas Partey - who arrived from Atletico Madrid in the final day of the window - has been included.
Arsenal Europa League squad: Bernd Leno, Runar Runarsson, Matt Macey, James Hillson, Dejan Iliev; Hector Bellerin, Gabriel, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney; Dani Ceballos, Willian, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka; Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe.
Ozil's exclusion, meanwhile, wasn't taken well by the club faithful and this is how they are reacting to the news: