On our sports banger, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has left out Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos from his squad for the Europa League group-stage, the Daily Mail reports.
Ozil who is the club’s highest earner on £350,000 a week, has not featured for the Gunners since March.
The German has only been part of two matchday squads after football returned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greek defender Sokratis is also yet to feature this season and the exiled pair have not been selected in Mikel Arteta’s 25-man squad.
The omission comes as Arsenal renew their attempts to reach a pay-off agreement with Ozil, who has been frozen out by manager Arteta.
Ozil’s current deal expires in June 2021, but he can join a new club in Europe in January 2021.
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