In a move that would enhance the possibility of his departure, Arsenal excluded their German playmaker Mesut Ozil from his squad that competes in the English Premier League.
The 32-year-old is the highest-paid player in the history of "The Gunners", estimated at 350 thousand pounds (450 thousand US dollars) per week, but he was also excluded from the squad that will compete in the European Football League, "Europa League," according to France Press ".
The German star has not played a single minute in the Spanish coach Mikel Arteta's squad since March 7.
Ozil will be able to participate only with the U-23 squad, until at least 2021.
The Turkish-born player has reached his last season with Arsenal, and he will likely not be able to carry his colors officially anymore.
Ozil had insisted last August that he was the only person who would decide when he would leave, despite his removal from the squad.
Last September, the Arsenal coach considered it difficult for Ozil to find his way into the starting line-up in his team, which he described as "developing".
It is reported that Ozil, whose contract expires in June, did not play at the end of last season, and was out of the squad for Arsenal's first three games in the new season.
Source: Sky News