Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta speaks out on Mesut Ozil statement after star slammed club

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta speaks out on Mesut Ozil statement after star slammed club

“Upon signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club that I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated.

“As I just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. I’ve always tried to remain positive from week to week that there’s maybe a chance to get back in the squad soon again. That’s why I kept silent so far.

“Before the coronavirus break, I was really happy with the development under our new coach Mikel Arteta. We’ve been on a positive way and I would say my performances were on a really good level.

“But then things changed, again, and I was no longer allowed to play football for Arsenal.

“What else can I say? London still feels like home, I still have many good friends in this team, and I still feel a strong connection with the fans of this club.

Published at Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:23:00 +0000