A lot has been said about the decision by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to leave out Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil from the Europa League squad that was recently released.

The German international has not played any cpm[pettive game for the Gunners since last season despite being the highest player and there are no chances that he will be playing any game before he leaves the club.

Mesut Ozil has a contract with Arsenal until the end of the season and that means he will be at the club until the summer after refusing offers from clubs by insisting he will see out his contract with the Gunners.

Now, Mikel Arteta has been justified by former manager Arsene Wenger who confirmed that the 31-year-old might be short of expectation on what is needed to play under the new era.

The legendary French manager confirmed that Mesut Ozil is short in terms of discipline and will have to be specially managed to get the best of him as he adds that playing the game without the ball is not the player’s forte against the demand of the Spanish boss which is the reason why he has always been left out for selection.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.