LONDON – Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell predicted that Mesut Ozil will never play for the Gunners this season. According to him, Ozil’s problems with the club meant that the German player would only become a permanent resident on the bench.
Ozil became a mainstay during Arteta’s first weeks as Arsenal coach in December 2019. However, the 31-year-old has not played since March 2020.
The player of Turkish descent has refused to cut his club’s salary of 12.5% due to the coronavirus pandemic. He is also not included in Arsenal’s squad for the 2020-2021 Europa League.
Arsenal legend coach Arsena Wenger is one of those who suggested Mikel Arteta to play Ozil. He considered Ozil’s creative ability in providing feedback to improve Arsnal’s squad.
However, Campbell insists there is no turning back for Ozil at the Emirates Stadium. He believes Ozil will not appear for Arsenal forever.
“There is no chance he will feature for Arsenal again this season, or ever. “There are certain things that have happened, examples of where he played against the club, so I don’t see where there is any room for him to come back,” he explained.