Arsenal has officially announced their starting Xl that will play against Burnley FC in the Premier League matchday 13 today, Sunday, and Mesut Ozil was missing from the starting line up.
The German Star, Mesut Ozil, was dropped from today’s match and bench due to illness, according to Arsenal’s official accounts on social media.
Alex Iwobi, Arsenal’s forward, replaced Mesut Ozil in today’s line up alongside the Chilean star, Alexis Sanchez, and the French star, Alexander Lacazette.
On the other hand, Mesut Ozil this week was heavily linked with a transfer move to the Spanish La Liga giant, Barcelona, instead of the Brazilian forward, Philippe Coutinho, who plays for Liverpool and seems hard for Barcelona to sign him, even for a record fee of over 120m GBP.
Knowing that Mesut Ozil missed several matches this season due to illness or injury, which raises a red flag for Arsenal fans amid his transfer rumors alongside his teammate, Alexis Sanchez, who also missed several matches this season and was underperforming in several matches, in a sign of his close departure in the upcoming winter transfer windows, in January, instead of leaving next summer for free.