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'Ozil forced to leave Arsenal' agent confirmed

Thu 26 May 2022 | 9:21

The former Real Madrid star is currently playing in the Turkish league and rumors are circulating about his return to the Premier League.

Dr. Erkut Sogut,

Mesut Ozil

's agent, claimed that his client was forced to leave

Arsenal

in January 2021 and also talked about the possibility of his return to the Premier League.

The former German national team star spent seven and a half years at the Emirates, and after 250 games for the Gunners and winning three FA Cups and the Community Shield, he left for

Fenerbahce

. He had no place in Mikel Arteta's squad and now his agent has confirmed that the club's directors forced him to leave the team.

Sogut said:

“I just ask for fair treatment like with any other player. But to not be in the squad at all, that was a couple of days before the window was closing and it was too late for us to react anyway.

“Maybe three days, four days before when I was told he might not be in the squad at all, he might not be listed. So that was a surprise. First for the Europa League and then for the Premier League as well, that was not expected by us at all.

“The coach didn't want him in the squad and the player has to accept that, what can you do?

“He always said he wanted to stay until the end of his contract, but when he realised it wouldn't change he didn't see any reason just to sit and not be in the squad at all.

"It's not easy for any player and he realised as well: 'Look, I need to move on now, even though I'd love to stay here. I won't play for the rest of the season, at all, so when that was clear there was no reason to stay there for five months.”

Asked about a possible return to Premier League, Sogut said:

“He always said 'I'm a Gunner in and out' and if there was a discussion to go to another Premier League club, even after two or three years when he was at Arsenal, before the contract negotiations to get a new one, it would have never, ever happened,”

“It was impossible for him. He was like 'Look, if you're a Gunner, you can't go to play for another Premier League club. You play here and that's it'. And I think the same will happen in Turkey, he won't play for another club in Turkey

.”

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