Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has suggested Mikel Arteta made a key transfer mistake – by letting Matteo Guendouzi leave.
Ozil, who has been left out of Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads despite being their highest earner, took to social media for a Q&A with fans.
As he took a host of questions, the German playmaker singled out Guendouzi for praise after he was also frozen out prior to his summer departure.
Arteta froze out Guendouzi earlier this year, sending the French midfielder on loan to Hertha Berlin where he has made an instant impact.
And Ozil believes Guendouzi has the highest quality as he appeared to suggest Arteta’s treatment of him was a mistake.
Asked the most underrated player he has played with, Ozil replied by tagging Matteo Guendouzi, predicting he could come back to haunt Arsenal even further in the future.
“I’m sure he will be a big football player one day!” He predicted.
The previous summer, Aaron Ramsey was allowed to leave Arsenal by Mikel Arteta’s predecessor Unai Emery, joining Juventus on a free transfer.
And Ramsey suggested that was also a mistake as he hailed the quality of the Welshman.
Asked for his thoughts on Ramsey, he replied: “Amazing player, good friend. He’s been a fantastic teammate.”
Ozil also aimed a thinly-veiled dig at manager Mikel Arteta as he claimed the club are missing legendary former manager Arsene Wenger.
“He was really a fantastic manager – yeah, and also like a father figure for me and many other players… I think many people around Arsenal are really missing him.”
Asked if he is currently happy at the club, Ozil replied: “It’s a very difficult time for everyone around the club – not just for me.
“The situation is frustrating for everyone. Of course I would wish I could help the team especially right now, but as long as I don’t get the chance I just hope that we get better results very soon again. But let’s stay positive.”
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