Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil might not boast of actions on the pitch but it has been revealed that he was instrumental in helping players off the pitch.

One of the cases reported and confirmed is the effort made by the German international in helping Matteo Guendouzi leave the Emirates Stadium for a loan deal in Germany so he can secure playing time.

Matteo Guendouzi was also not playing at Arsenal after the compulsory break as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic before leaving the club on loan to German outfit Hertha Berlin during the summer transfer window.

He has now revealed that advice from Mesut Ozil played a role in his move by convincing him to join the Bundesliga club. He added that goalkeeper Bernd Leno was also helpful with some words of wisdom and he is not regretting o have listened to them.

The young midfielder admits havening a good relationship with the Arsenal outcast and the German goalkeeper and was helped by their words to have earned about 80 appearances for the Gunners.

However, the chances of having Matteo Guendouzi return to the North London outfit are very slim as he was not in the best relationship with the club manager Mikel Arteta. No wonder he was asked to train alone at some points.

Arsenal made efforts to have him sole by including him in some swap deals but the France U-20 international was rejected before making the loan move.

However, Mesut Ozil remains at the Emirates Stadium but with no chances of playing for the team again as he was not included in the season’s squad for the Europa League and the Premier League.

He has accused the Gunners manager of being unfair to him but in his defence, Mikel Arteta stated that he did all in his powers to have Mesut Ozil play but it did not work out.


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