Mikel Arteta wins off-pitch challenge to save Arsenal’s season

This is the first time Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta would be faced with an obvious dressing room issue and he is lucky that he won it as everything falls on his side, according to reports

The Mesut Ozil issue almost created a crisis in the dressing room as players had to take sides over the issue but the reports claim that the Spanish boss wins it by having the squad behind him.

The German international has been an outcast in the Gunners team for the past months, and he is yet to future in any competitive game so far this season. More to this is that he was snubbed from the Europa League squad and that already hints he will never play for the club again till his contract expires.

Many wonders why the club’s highest-paid player will be missing in games and former manager Arsene Wenger has spoken on the issue by urging Mikel Arteta to manage the situation so as not to waste the talent and the money paid to him.

Mikel Arteta has always insisted that the reason for Mesut Ozil’s snub is completely technical, hinting that the player has not given enough in training to be able to get playing time.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil has always hinted at the readiness to play for the club before his contract expires.

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