According to the "The Athletic" report, the reason why Arsenal excluded Ozil from the lineup was not only for competitive reasons but also for economic considerations.
The report said that due to the impact of the epidemic, the Arsenal club had to make careful calculations, including firing 55 staff members in the summer and even firing the club mascot (actor). Özil earns up to 350,000 pounds a week, and some of the amounts in the contract terms are bonuses linked to the number of appearances, goals, assists and other figures. Now that Özil has been completely beaten into the cold, Arsenal has saved all these potential bonus expenditures.
Since entering the new season, Özil has not entered the Arsenal list of any competitive game, and the last time he represented the Gunners in a competitive game was in March.
However, the former Arsenal coach Wenger believes that this treatment of Ozil is a waste of the Gunners. "I feel that this is a waste of him, and it is also a waste for the club, because he is a creative genius. Modern football pays attention to rapid pressure and counterattack, rapid offensive and defensive conversion, everyone seems to be a model, this There is no use for players like Ozil, but don’t forget his assist record. You have to find some way to get him into the game again."