Fenerbache has announced that Mesut Ozil has been excluded from the first team. The former Arsenal man has been a key player for the club after joining 14 months ago. He captained the team in their last league game against Konyaspor but was substituted at half-time. They also announced that Ozan Tufan has been left out of the squad. Tufan joined the club at the start of the season on loan from Watford.

“Ozil wants to play more,” Fenerbache club president Ali Koc said about Mesut Ozil. “From now on, he needs to focus on his game and keep his commercial interests out of it. He needs to think about contributing to Fenerbahce. Our coach also needs to try to figure out how to get the most out of Ozil. There is not a problem, despite what the media says. Mesut is unhappy because he does not play regularly.”

“I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have not been registered for the Premier League season for the time being,” Ozil said on leaving Arsenal. “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 have 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.”

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