Mesut Ozil OUT of Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea after spending time in Turkey


MESUT OZIL is OUT of tomorrow’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea, according to reports.

The German hasn’t even featured on the Gunners’ bench since the 2-0 victory over Southampton on June 25.

Ozil last featured in Arsenal's matchday squad at Southampton on June 25

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Ozil last featured in Arsenal’s matchday squad at Southampton on June 25Credit: Reuters

And there will be no return to action against the Blues at Wembley.

According to Gooner Talk’s Chris Wheatley, Ozil has spent “the last few days” in Turkey and is out of contention entirely.

A back issue is the official reason for the 31-year-old’s absences of late.

Prior to English football’s restart, Ozil had started every single Premier League match under Mikel Arteta.

But the German World Cup winner has found himself frozen out since.

Fenerbahce have been linked with the star, who has one year remaining on his £350,000-a-week contract at the Emirates.

But according to his agent Erkut Sogut, he is “90 per cent” likely to remain in North London until 2021.


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Sogut told futblogiant: “I do not think there will be a change in the case of Mesut Ozil until the summer of 2021.

“He has a contract. There is no change. He will remain in Arsenal.

“90 per cent [he] will leave Arsenal in 2021. Mesut to Asia, America or Turkey? Yes, maybe.”

Ozil recently took part in Arsenal's kit launch for next season

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Ozil recently took part in Arsenal’s kit launch for next seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Another Gunner that will not feature in tomorrow’s match is out-of-favour outcast Matteo Guendouzi.

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The fiery Frenchman has been training alone since the 2-1 defeat to Brighton on June 20.

And Wheatley claims that Guendouzi, 21, will be sold this summer.

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