Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will not feature in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after travelling to Turkey. Ozil was left out of Arsenal’s squad for the match and his future looks increasingly uncertain after he was given permission by the club to leave the UK.
The 31-year-old has not played a single minute for the Gunners since the season resumed in June. He still has one year left on a £350,000-a-week contract and Arsenal want to move him on this summer. However, Ozil’s agent says he will not leave until the end of his contract. Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has been reluctant to talk about Ozil in public. Arteta said Ozil missed the first game back after the restart against Manchester City for tactical reasons and he is said to have not featured in subsequent squads because of a back injury.